Anne Elliot is persuaded to reject the love of her life, Captain Wentworth, when her good friend Lady Russell, hints that there is a better match to be found. Now eight years later, Anne's family has been forced to retrench and move to Bath. But while visiting her married sister, Anne meets Captain Wentworth again, who is now a wealthy man and seeking a wife. Will fate give Anne a second chance at happiness, or will the Captain look elsewhere as he still bears the hurt of her rejection.
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security.