The book is set in Antigua and England, 1810-1814. The jacket copy reads: "An epic, a romance, and a mystery, Edmund Persuader is the tale of a man both blessed and cursed by his powers of persuasion. Those powers seem to perform the greatest wonders when they work him ill, yet fail when he needs them most-until he can emerge from the depths of moral error and climb toward the exaltation of redeeming love."
Highly recommended to those who love Jane Austen's works, though it is not a clone or a sequel. Readers find it more readable than Austen but equally satisfying.
"I look forward to re-reading it many times and gaining more from it each time. It is bursting with wisdom and some passages are so beautifully written they nearly moved me to tears. . . . I shudder to think what I would have missed if I had not read this book. It is . . . a spiritual feast."