Marian Vere’s debut ONCE UPON A SECOND CHANCE, a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s PERSUASION where a young woman breaks off her engagement only for her fiancee to come back into her life eight years later begging the question ‘what about the one that got away?’, has been sold to Elizabeth Harper at Omnific, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2012 (World).
Synopsis: Julia’s life seemed to be falling perfectly into place. She had burgeoning job prospects in the finance industry, an exciting life in New York City, and a wonderful fiancé, Nick Kerkley, who she was totally in love with. Nick however, while being completely devoted to Julia, did not have the career potential or financial stability to be worthy of someone like her — or at least that’s what she came to convince herself. Hesitantly, Julia ended the relationship, forcing herself to believe it would all be for the best. Little did she know, that one decision would lead both their lives to spiral away from each other, only to converge again.
What happens to your fairytale when you let someone else wave the magic wand? Will your dreams of love and enchantment still come true, or will your ‘happily ever after’ pass by without you?
Author bio: Marian Vere is a twenty eight year old writer of Women’s Fiction. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she received her degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in–oddly enough–vocal music performance, only to later discover her love of writing and storytelling. Marian currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her Husband, and two daughters.