The Work of an Instant

A Modern Austen Short Story

Curl up with a mug of hot cocoa and celebrate the season with a modern Austen Christmas story!

When Frederick Wentworth’s ship docks at the Navy base in Charleston just in time for Christmas, Anne Elliot feels torn between desire to see her former fiancé and fear of rejection. Will taking a risk end in humiliation or give Anne a second chance with her first love? To find out, all she has to do is turn around and face him.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, this holiday short story is approximately 9,300 words and is also published in two collections: Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer (a multi-author collaboration) and A Year with Jane Austen (a collection of Jennifer Becton’s modern Austen short stories).

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