By The Book features Professor Anne Corey, an adjunct English professor whose campaign to land a tenured position just took a hit when her ex fiancee became President of her college.
Adam and Anne fell in love in undergrad and got engaged. Something happened and Anne torpedoed the relationship. Ten years on, Adam looks better than ever when he politely yet coldly is re-introduced to his former love at a campus staff meet and greet.
While Anne hasn’t been pining away for him, she certainly still finds him attractive.
At his debut, Anne talks to her department head who tells her she’ll get a permanent gig with the school as long as she has a book contract in a few months. However, his “hands are tied” after then.
This is a Persuasion reboot so we can make a few educated guesses about the plot. I read several Pride and Prejudice remakes over the summer and each was excellent. I have no doubt this novel we be another great Austen retelling.