Book review: of Perception by Emily Ann Benedict.

What would it be like to see Elizabeth Bennet in 1930’s clothes? What if Emma Woodhouse was the daughter of a car dealership owner? What if Marianne Dashwood was seeking to become a movie star in the golden age of film? The Vintage Jane Austen series explores the world of Jane Austen, set in 1930’s America. Five authors took on Jane Austen’s five most popular novels and retold them set in the depression era, remaining faithful to the original plots. As an extra bonus to the series, there is a collection of short stories that were inspired by Jane Austen. Which of these books do you most want to read?
Perception by Emily Benedict (Persuasion): Upstate New York, 1930. Thirteen years ago, Abbey Evans was persuaded to break off her engagement to a penniless soldier headed to the front lines of the Great War. A daughter of one of America’s wealthiest families could never be allowed to marry so far beneath herself. But Black Tuesday changed everything. With her family’s prominence now little more than a facade, Abbey faces the loss of her childhood home. As if that weren’t enough, the only man she ever loved has returned after making his fortune – and he wants nothing to do with the young woman he courted before the war. With the past forever out of reach, the time has come for Abbey decide her own fate, before it is too late…

Genre: Vintage Fiction

My Rating: 5 Stars

Recommendation: Anyone 10 and up.

My favorite character is Addey Evans; she is kind and caring. She helps her sisters when she is needed. She made a mistake when she turned down a marriage proposal from she penniless soldier who loved her. Helps her friend who was considered beneath her when her friend needs help instead of going to an engagement with someone that her father thinks can help them. This book shows how some things don’t go the way we want but goes the way God knew that they would before time.

My Verse for Addey is Proverbs 29:23 One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. In the English  Standard Version Bible (ESV).

Freddy Williams was mad and hurt when Addey turned down his marriage proposal. Now years later he is rich and his sister is renting the Evens family home not knowing that her brother loved Addey before the war. And still loves her. But it looks like she might soon be engaged to someone else.

My Verse for Freddy is Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-ESV-28129A" data-link="(A)” style=”background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: “helvetica neue” , “verdana” , “helvetica” , “arial” , sans-serif; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>for good, for <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-ESV-28129B" data-link="(B)” style=”background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: “helvetica neue” , “verdana” , “helvetica” , “arial” , sans-serif; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>those who are called according to his purpose. In the English Standard Version Bible (ESV).

Warning Minor Violence. Talk of murder no details.

received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review and the thoughts are my own.

Visit these blogs during this week to find interviews, book reviews, and much more!
November 5
                Review of Emmeline – Once Upon the Ordinary
         Review of Bellevere House – Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight – A Real Writer’s Life
November 6
         Interview with Sarah Holman – J. Grace Pennington
Review of Emmeline – Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight – Deborah O’Carroll
Interview with Rebekah Jones – Livy Lynn Blog
November 7
         Interview with Kelsey Bryant – J. Grace Pennington
         Review of Perception – Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Review and Interview of Perception – Purely by Faith Reviews
Review of Second Impressions – The Page Dreamer
November 8
Review Suit and Suitability – Once Upon the Ordinary
         Interview with Kelsey Bryant – Resting Life
         Review of Suit and Suitability – Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Review of Perception – A Brighter Destiny
November 9
         Review Suit and Suitability – Resting Life
         Series Spotlight – God’s Peculiar Treasure
                Review of Second Impressions and Suit and Suitability – Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Father
Interview with Rebekah Jones – Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight – Christian Bookshelf Reviews
November 10
         Review of Suit and Suitability – With a Joyful Noise
         Series Spotlight – Liv K. Fisher
Review of Second Impressions- Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Review of Perception – She Hearts Fiction
Interview with Sarah Holman – Rebekah Ashleigh
November 11
         Series Spotlight – Reveries Reviews
         Review of Suit and Suitability – Faith Blum
Interview with Sarah Holman – Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Interview with Hannah Scheele – Peculiar on Purpose
Review of Bellevere House – Seasons of Humility
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