Emma by Rebecca H. Jamison


Emma's her name and matchmaking is her game! Quirky life coach Emma wants to help her first-ever client, a lonely nanny named Harriet. But all of her attempts at matchmaking result only in embarrassing miscues and blunders, leaving the pair disheartened and confused. This modern take on the Jane Austen classic shows that sometimes the greatest match is the one we make for ourselves.

Details Emma

Release DateAug 13th, 2013
GenreRomance, Lds, Lds Fiction, Christianity, Retellings, Clean Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Emma

  • Katie W
    I really enjoyed this modern LDS version of Emma. I thought this story was told in a fun way and I love the modern twists. Emma, Emma, Emma. I was almost embarrassed for her at times because she was so focused on her life coaching and "helping" that she often made a mess of things--without meaning to, of course. What I also really liked is that Emma was this 6 foot tall woman with flaming red hair, that she insisted on calling auburn, who tried s...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    This book is true to the spirit and story of Jane Austen's Emma. This book is set near Washington DC, rather than England. It is also set in the modern day. The characters are also members of the LDS faith.Emma takes great joy in helping others achieve success in romance. She has just helped her relative and best friend find romance and marriage. Buoyed by this achievement she sets her sights on Harriet, or Harri, the new nanny in town. She finds...
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    I thought this was a fun retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma. It sticks pretty closely to the format of the original, but does do its own thing. Especially towards the end. I liked when it changed things up a bit and became more unique. I think I liked Emma more in the original version, but she was still okay in this one and you still root for her to figure things out. I didn’t feel as much chemistry between her and Justin, but I still liked thei...
  • Becky R.
    First off, let me say that Emma is one of those characters from Austen's repertoire of female leads that you either take to right away or find slightly off-putting with her need to "help" other people. I always seemed to find myself in that second category, but liked to see the development of her character over time and enjoyed seeing her taken down a peg by Mr. Knightley as she learned that maybe her ways are not always the best or seemingly cor...
  • sh(e)reader
    ... I saw this available on Netgalley and wondered if I should request it. First, while raised LDS, and still having the outward appearance of a good Mormon girl, I am personally struggling with religion. I generally have not cared for books with a highly religious theme, they turn me off. I was glad I gave this book a chance though, as though while it was very LDS in nature, it wasn't preachy at all, so I didn't feel sad or uncomfortable while r...
  • Trish at Between My Lines
    2.5 starsI thought Emma: A Latter Day Tale sounded like a fun retelling of a Jane Austen book that I have read and loved previously. However I missed a big clue in the name. A latter day tale is hinting that this book is set within the mormon community which I wasn't expecting and put a different spin on the story.Even thought I read most genres, the genre I always avoid is Christian Fiction (even though I am one) as this just isn't something I w...
  • Jo
    Emma: A Latter - day TaleBy Rebecca H. JamisonSummery courtesy of goodreads.comEmma's her name and matchmaking is her game! Quirky life coach Emma wants to help her first-ever client, a lonely nanny named Harriet. But all of her attempts at matchmaking result only in embarrassing miscues and blunders, leaving the pair disheartened and confused. This modern take on the Jane Austen classic shows that sometimes the greatest match is the one we make ...
  • Rhonda
    4 STARSI have never read Emma by Jane Austen so I can't compare the two stories together. This Emma A Latter-day Tale I liked. I liked the characters, At times I smiled, could not believe that one of the characters did that. It is a fun clean read with some good points in the story. It is a LDS Novel so their are church terms or names that some might not know. It also talks about Prayer, That we can be forgiven for our sins through Jesus Christ.E...
  • Stefanie
    Keep in mind that I write this review without having finished reading Emma by Jane Austen and that I have only seen the movie so far. I’m getting around to reading it, perhaps just not yet. This is the book that I picked up right after reading The Reluctant Blogger, so yes I was kind of aware of some Mormon things (because both of these feature a lot of LDS customs etc.). But I was also over it. Especially since the whole LDS scene didn’t add...
  • Heather
    When I first started reading this book I wasn't so sure I was going to like it because I thought I already knew what was going to happen and knew who the various characters were. However, once I got through the first few chapters I started to really enjoy it. Overall I thought it was a cute, well done, retelling of Emma.
  • Georgiana 1792
    Vienna, Virginia è una perfetta HighburyQuando ho scelto di leggere questo libro pensavo di trovarmi davanti a un retelling moderno di Emma (tra l'altro, l'autrice ha scritto i retelling anche di altri romanzi austeniani).Se fossi stata americana mi sarei resa conto subito che il titolo di questo romanzo conteneva delle chiare parole chiave. Latter Day non voleva dire "dei giorni nostri", bensì "degli Ultimi Giorni", come riferimento ai Santi d...
  • Beth
    A retelling of Jane Austen's Emma, set in the LDS singles scene outside of DC. This plot was pretty silly and superficial, especially for the first three quarters of the book; so much meddling, so much drama. Do I blame that on the author, the genre, or on Jane Austen's original plot? Even still, I actually kind of enjoyed the ending. I'm a sucker for a little character development, and the romance was kind of sweet.
  • Meg
    Reminded me too much of Clueless the movie (which I loved back in the day) with a little LDS touch
  • Saralyn
    Fun Emma rewrite.
  • Deann Oliekan
    fun book
  • Swhe641200
    3.2018. Edith Brown book. A cute fastread.
  • Daisy Dandelion
    I think Rebecca H. Jamison did a fabulous job taking the original Jane Austen's Emma story and characters and applying them in an updated LDS setting. Fun read!
  • Arin Rohrbach
    Cute, clean, and fun. Still prefer the original, but it was a nice clean romantic read.
  • Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
    Did I enjoy this book: I will admit, I have not read Jane Austen’s Emma. I know, I know…for shame! How could I not?! It is on my list to read, and soon. I have read a number of modern retellings of Ms. Austen’s Emma and I have enjoyed all of them. This one being no exception. Emma: A Latter-day Tale was a good story that kept me wanting to see how it ended. It took a bit longer to get through than I was expecting but it was a good read none...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    3.5 starsI love everything Jane Austen. I have read her novel, Emma, and seen two different film adaptations. It isn't my favorite of her books because it is fairly lengthy, with not much going on. However, I do love both of the movies. They take out a lot of the in-between stuff that was slow in the book. I have really enjoyed several Austen retellings as well, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this for review and join this tour. I also real...
  • Rosie Read
    Now, I know some people immediately distrust any sort of re-telling of Austen but I honestly think the books have their place. While I understand part of the appeal of Austen is the richness of language and the immersion in the historical era, sometimes you do just want the story and I've known many people who have read a modern version of Austen and only been then tempted to read the original. With that in mind, I thought I'd give Emma: a Latter...
  • L_manning
    Emma has everything planned out. She's going to become a life coach and help everyone with her fab advice. She just needs someone to help. Emma finds that person in the new girl in their ward, Harri. Soon Emma has taken Harri under her wing and is ready to find Harri someone to love. Emma's best friend (and her sister's brother-in-law) Justin doesn't think this is a great idea though. Emma will struggle some though when she discovers her help has...
  • Frk. Hyms
    I really liked Emma by Jane Austen and I dived into this version of Emma, hoping that the modern twist added something to the story. Unfortunately, it didn’t. At all. I actually ended up hating this.I love Emma in the original version – she is selfish and self-absorbed and a bit stupid at times, but she is written so beautifully that I couldn’t dislike her. I saw myself in her (…even though that may not be a good thing…) and I adored re...
  • Kathryn Cooper
    Reviewed on Kathryn Cooper Writes I’ve read all of Jane Austen’s books and recommend them to all romance lovers. The language can be hard to follow and a little slow at times, but I love the subtle comedy in her stories. Emma is my least favorite story because she kind of annoys me. Do you want to know why I read Emma and Emma retellings? There’s one word . . . KNIGHTLEY! He is my favorite, kind, smart, noble, and handsome.Emma in Emma: A ...
  • karmaforlifechick
    Emma’s all caught up in studying to be a life coach and in her spare time match making, and since it’s worked with her best girl friend, she is on the lookout to do some more “good deeds” and she is using all her other friends to practice on. I have to admit this story was slow to begin and it was hard for me to keep going. I think Emma was lonely and she was looking to fill her time to fill a void that she did noteven know existed. Aroun...
  • Cathy
    23 year old Emma has just sent her best friend, Aunt Tanya, off on her honeymoon after playing matchmaker for her and her new husband. The thrill of being a matchmaker has Emma looking around for her next victim. She finds it in the form of Harriet, an 18 year-old nanny from Utah living in their ward. Harri has black hair and always wears baggy clothes, she definitely needs a make over and a boyfriend. And Emma has the perfect candidate for her b...
  • Chrissy
    It's been such a long time since I read EMMA, that I can't deny that CLUELESS is probably more fresh in my memory. Even from what I remember, though, EMMA: A LATTER-DAY TALE is a cute, fun, modern adaptation that takes place in a slightly new environment -- that of a twenty-something young Mormon.If you know the basic plot of EMMA (or CLUELESS), then the premise will be familiar enough to you. In this novel, Emma is training to be a life coach --...
  • Stacy Sabala
    Book Review- Emma: A Latter-day Tale by Rebecca H. JamisonI am a huge fan of Jane Austin and love the story of Emma. So when I came across this book, I was excited to read the author’s adaptation to modern day life. It was fun to read her version of the story. I knew basically what would happen and who ended up with whom, but the journey in how they got there was fun. The parallels to Jane Austin were obvious which I liked. The author didn’t ...
  • Lori
    This story follows the Jane Austen story line of Emma with a few subtle changes. These changes include names and a twist with the latter day values and morals. Emma is bent on matchmaking after successfully helping her Aunt Tanya marry. She finds Harri, short for Harriet, to be her first project for giving a makeover and a boost in finding her perfect soul mate. Like the Jane Austen version, the wrong man is picked and Emma spirals out of control...
  • Carrie Lahain
    While I am not a member of the LDS church, I am an Austen fan and an omnivorous reader. So the religious slant of this book did not bother me in any way. I actually enjoyed getting an inside view of life in an LDS community and learning how Mormons really aren't so different from other people.As a re-telling of EMMA, this book stays true to the original in a very natural way. There's no sense that the author is manipulating or forcing her plot in...