Emma: A Latter-day Tale (Paperback)
Emma's her name and matchmaking is her game! Quirky life coach Emma wants to help her first-ever client, a lonely nanny named Harriet. But all of her attempts at matchmaking result only in embarrassing miscues and blunders, leaving the pair disheartened and confused. This modern take on the Jane Austen classic shows that sometimes the greatest match is the one we make for ourselves.
- Published: August 2013
- Pages: 256
- Size: 6" x 9"
About the Author
by Lisa - reviewed on August 01, 2013
Emma has everything planned out. She's going to become a life coach and help everyone with her fab advice. She just needs someone to help. Emma finds that person in the new girl in their ward, Harri. Soon Emma has taken Harri under her wing and is ready to find Harri someone to love. Emma's best friend (and her sister's brother-in-law) Justin doesn't think this is a great idea though. Emma will struggle some though when she discovers her help has been less than helpful. If that's not enough to deal with, Emma gets caught up in some other awkward situations. Emma's going to have to work very carefully to keep all her hard work from unraveling around her. I love Jane Austen's Emma and the movie Clueless (also based on Emma), so I was excited to read this book. It definitely lived up to my expectations. Now clearly if you are familiar with the original, there are no huge surprises in this book. However, it manages to capture the charm and wit of the original as well, so it makes it a super enjoyable book to read. In this instance Emma wants to be a life coach, and she feels that she really has lots of great ideas. The problem with her ideas is that instead of leading someone to reach their goals, she wants to take over their lives for them. This clearly causes issues. The biggest problem lies within Emma herself though. To truly help people, she has to figure her own life out first. As always that is easier said than done. This book is so enjoyable. The author has such a friendly way of writing that just draws you in immediately. I had planned to read this book spread out of a couple of days between other tasks I had to do. Yeah, that didn't happen. I basically devoured it all in one sitting. The familiarity of the story just wrapped around me like a comfy blanket, and I didn't want it to stop. If you love the original, you'll love this version as well. Book provided for review.
by Customer - reviewed on February 06, 2014
I loved this book. I think that the author did a fabulous job of combining some of the story line from the original Emma by Jane Austen and adding it with a very modern twist to this book. I am a huge fan of Jane Austen and especially of Emma, I think that Rebecca Jamison did an excellent job in her creation of Emma. This had to be a difficult way to write -adding subjects and characters that are easily identifiable from the original novel. I can not wait until she writes more. Thank you for a fun, clean read.
LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!
by Shauna - reviewed on August 05, 2013
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! It swept me away from my troubles! It kept me entertained! It made me happy! It was SO GOOD! Fans of Jane Austen’s Emma will love this modern retelling of the classic romance novel. Emma just wants to help other people...she wants to be a life coach. Her first subject is Harriet, Harri to her friends. But all Emma tends to do is misguide, blunder, and confuse those around her. Then she realizes "that sometimes the greatest match is the one we make for ourselves. "Fall in love with Emma’s latter-day tale of redemption, forgiveness, and the quest for true love."
Leaves you with a smile
by rhonda - reviewed on August 14, 2013
4 STARS I have never read Emma by Jane Austen so I can't compare the two stories together. This Emma A Latter-day Tale I liked. I liked the characters, At times I smiled, could not believe that one of the characters did that. It is a fun clean read with some good points in the story. It is a LDS Novel so their are church terms or names that some might not know. It also talks about Prayer, That we can be forgiven for our sins through Jesus Christ. Emma wants to be a life coach. She does not plan to get married for along time. She does want to find a new best friend because hers got married. She has a crush on a guy she has yet to meet. Emma wants to help people but she makes a lot of mistakes and hurts people, but asks to be forgiven and makes amends. Emma tries to be a matchmaker with two people in her church but it backfires and does more damage. She keeps trying when I would just want to disappear after making some of her mistakes. I really enjoyed reading Emma: A Latter-day Tale. This is the second book of Rebecca's that I have read and have enjoyed both of them. I look forward to reading another book by her in the future. I was given this book and asked to give honest review of it when finished by NetGalley and Cedar Fort. publication: August 13th 2013 by Bonneville Cedar Fort Inc. ISBN 9781462112609 256 pages