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Austen at the Seaside: An Excerpt from PERSUADED TO SAIL — 15 Comments

  1. Oh yes, Jack! You are writing about two of my favorite people! Now I’ll be chewing on my fingernails waiting for more.

    Just to let you know, I read The Three Colonels last week. I did something I shouldn’t do, but a sixty year habit is difficult to break. When a book really grabs my attention, I rush through it in my eagerness to see what is on the next page. So, I am going to go upstairs to get it out of my room and read it again. Slowly. And this time I will have a box of tissues at hand because last time I didn’t!

    • Thanks you, June. You won’t need tissues for PERSUADED TO SAIL, or for my upcoming THE LAST ADVENTURE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL,but you will need some for ROSINGS PARK. It’s the follow-up to THE THREE COLONELS for a reason. Just sayin’.

  2. The description of their sleeping cot sounds delightful but I truly wonder how long it would take to get use to the wake up noise at 5am from the deck scrubbing! I am intrigued to find out what that urgent message was all about too!

    • You get tired enough, you can sleep through anything! People got tired on nineteenth century sailing ships, believe me.

      PERSUADED TO SAIL will have two plots intertwining. The first is that mysterious message. The second is the early days of Anne and Frederick’s marriage. Both have adjusting to do, but mostly Anne (while aboard ship). She doesn’t know it yet, but there will be times she’s NOT his wife, but just another member of the crew. The trick is to know when that is.

  3. Love it, Jack!! I can’t wait to read it in its entirety! Thanks for posting this snippet! I grew up sailing with a retired US Navy Captain–my grandfather–here in Southern California (talk about cold waters–even along the beach it stays in the mid-60’s for most of the summer!), so I know a few nautical terms. 🙂

    Looking forward very much to your upcoming books and am saving my pennies for your Scarlet Pimpernel novel!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  4. I love this! I so enjoyed The Three Colonels; and, I need to obtain The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I read that originally way back in the 1960’s!

  5. Always enjoy your stories…and this one features two of my favourite characters..cannot wait to read the whole story. Hope you don’t keep us waiting too long.

  6. Lovely excerpt. This is my second favorite after P&P. I havery enjoyed The Three Colonels and The Last of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I will be ready for this one. Do you have an ETA for this one?

  7. back in the scrum after summering on the lake
    did a wee bit of sailing, but nothing like Commander Wentworth
    fun to see your Anne irritated at her husband and his other ‘wife’
    love “Persuasion” just a wee bit more that P&P, really I do 🙂
    looking forward to the full story
    Thanks for the preview!

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