by Mary Jane Hathaway
This is another entry in the Jane Austen Takes the South series.
Lucy Crawford is the Anne Elliot of our story. Her once wealthy family is not so wealthy anymore. In fact, Crawford House, her family’s grand antebellum mansion, is now to be leased to the free medical clinic of Tupelo.
Enter Jem AKA Jeremiah Chevy. Doctor Jeremiah Chevy. Jem is the scorned suitor of Lucy, dumped when he was a senior in high school. He’s a doctor now and working at the free clinic.
Can sparks fly again? If you have already read Persuasion, you know how this story ends.