[Book Review] Celestial Persuasion by Mirta Ines Trupp

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By Mirta Ines Trupp

Abigail Issacs is a gifted astronomer. But the loss of her father places her in a perilious situation that requries help from her brother, who has been away at sea. When she receives a tragic reply, Abigail finds herself in the charge of Lieutenant Raphael Gabay and pursuing a different ambition altogether.

Trupp has done it again! She artfully blends beloved characters from Jane Austen’s original writings with her own inspired storyline, creating something truly wonderful. Abigail Issacs is developed beautifully in this emotional story. Trupp brings a refreshing representation of a Jewish heroine to Regency era literature. The imigary in her writing transports the reader into the story. I was engrossed from the first page and couldn’t put this book down.

I would like to thank the author for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. Celestial Persuasion is scheduled for release on June 30th.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

More About the Author

Mirta is a second generation Argentine; she was born in Buenos Aires in 1962 and immigrated to the United States that same year. Because of the unique fringe benefits provided by her father’s employer- Pan American Airlines- she returned to her native country frequently- growing up with ‘un pie acá, y un pie allá’ (with one foot here and one foot there).

Mirta’s fascination with Jewish history and genealogy, coupled with an obsession for historical period drama, has inspired her to create these unique and enlightening novels. She has been a guest speaker for book clubs, sisterhood events, genealogy societies and philanthropic organizations. Sharing her knowledge of Jewish Argentina has become her passion.

Besides being an avid novel reader, she has had a lifelong love for choral music and is a devoted Beatles fan. Follow Mirta on Amazon, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest and Instagram for interesting tidbits and photos.

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