Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Blog Tour: Once Persuaded, Twice Shy

I love all things Jane Austen and my favorite of her novels is Persuasion, so when I heard that Melodie Edwards was writing a modern retelling, I knew I had to read it. Today I'm part of Berkley's blog tour featuring Once Persuaded, Twice Shy, which comes out today and like Persuasion, it features a young woman’s whose "carefully crafted life unravels the moment an old flame comes back home." 

Learn More About the Novel:

Goodreads says, "When Anne Elliott broke up with Ben Wentworth, it seemed like the right thing to do . . . but now, eight years later, she’s not so sure.
In her scenic hometown of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Anne is comfortable focusing on her successful career: filling her late mother’s shoes as town councilor and executive director of her theater company. She certainly keeps busy as the all-around wrangler of eccentric locals, self-centered family members, elaborate festivals, and the occasional attacking goose. But the more she tries to convince herself that her life is fine as is, the more it all feels like a show—and not nearly as good as the ones put on by her theater company. She’s the always responsible Anne, always taken for granted and cleaning up after other people, and the memories of happier times with Ben Wentworth still haunt her. So when the nearby Kellynch Winery is bought by Ben’s aunt and uncle, Anne’s world is set ablaze as her old flame crashes back into her life—and it’s clear he hasn’t forgiven her for breaking his heart. A joint project between the winery and Anne’s theater forces both Ben and Anne to confront their complicated history, and as they spend more time together, Anne can’t help but wonder if there might be hope for their future after all."



You can learn more about Melodie Edwards by visiting her website and connecting with her on Instagram and Twitter. You can also purchase your own copy of Once Persuaded, Twice Shy at Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, and Amazon

Is Once Persuaded, Twice Shy on your winter TBR list? Are you a fan of Austen re-tellings? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.



  1. This one is on my TBR - I really liked her first book, so I immediately added this one!

    1. This is my first of her novels - love a good Austen retelling! Glad to hear you liked her first book. Thanks for visiting, Angela!


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