Sequel to Jane Austen's Persuasion
Jane Austen completed “Persuasion” in August 1816. It was to be her last book. She left us with the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth and she left them approaching “happily ever after.” What happens the day following “happily ever after?”
The story of Kellynch picks up three years after the couple married and was able to secure the Kellynch estate from Sir Walter and Cousin William Elliot agreed to waive the entailment.
It would seem all is well with the young couple, but all is not as it seems.
Kellynch is a story of deceit and treachery as well as courage and overcoming the odds. It is a story in which those who were assumed to be friends are not and where support comes from unexpected places. Love again, will, be tested in a story set against the backdrop of historical events.
Throughout the book, I have tried to remain true to the characters as Miss Austen created them. I sought to develop and introduce new characters that would meet with her approval.
Mrs. Barbara Durkee on Amazon wrote:
One of the most amazing things in this life is to witness when someone is blessed with incredible talent and then has the courage and strength to work hard to become great. Weather it be sports, music, art, or in this case,writing novels. Kwen is a great writer! In this book, he has taken people that were created in the the 1800's, and has brought them back to life. Once again he puts you in the same time period so you feel it as it happens. He takes you on a journey where you will witness first hand every emotion. I have read 'Persuasion' by Jane Austin, and it helped me alot to understand how life was back then. It might help you to read it, but it is not necessary in order to totally enjoy this book.
Michele Rickman on Amazon wrote:
This is also a really great read and it made me want to read the Jane Austen book "Persuasion". Kwen seems to tie his characters in so that they will add to the Jane Austen book written in the 1800's. Since I have tried to review the books, I have read that were written by Mr. Griffeth. I just think that other people would enjoy his books also. He has the ability to make his books read very well so that you do not want to put the book down.
I have seen a lot of sequels to classics and am often concerned about the integrity of the story line. Kwen has managed to channel Jane Austen in this sequel to Persuasion. I love the expansion of Jane's main characters and the development of others. The story answered the question I often have when I finish a book I love "What happens to the characters when the ends?" Kwen has answered that question in Kellynch and then left me wanting more.