The Power of Persuasion by Shelagh Watkins
Reviewer: Eileen McLeish
I read your book some weeks ago and hope you do not mind, put some thoughts on paper:
I was intrigued the way you set out your book with the link of the mysterious appearances of D’Arcy. My very early and mistaken assumption was that Beth’s letter was equivalent to Elizabeth’s refusal of Darcy’s proposal of marriage by Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. If you saw the production with Colin Firth, he became frustrated at this and was obviously haunted by her.
I was particularly interested in the ‘snapshots’ – I could see where the university scenarios came from and those concerned with human interaction showed your perception of how we mortals behave. You must have done a lot of research on some of the geographical visits – I have been to most places so recognize the authenticity. Many of these could be expanded into short stories and then you could have your own anthology. Well done!