Within My Reach

A Sapphic Retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion

By Amy Blythe

The one that got away just got back.

Camping on a futon and babysitting her nephews is not the summer vacation Anna Elliot had in mind, but then Frida Wentworth rolls back into town – home from conquering the world, one stunning photograph at a time.

Anna has never entirely forgiven herself for letting Frida go. And Frida, it would seem, hasn’t forgiven her either. No one knows about their past, thank goodness. But before Anna’s very eyes, two of her friends fall under Frida’s spell.

Set in Auckland, New Zealand, over the holidays, this Sapphic retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion takes the OG second-chance romance for an antipodean spin, with a splash of forced-proximity and a pinch of love-triangle.

Trigger warning for historical suicide (in the backstory).

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