Loved it! One of the best retellings of a book by Jane Austen I have ever read. But don't worry, you don't need to have read Persuasion to love this book. All of the characters seemed like real persons and Elliot is one of the best heroines I have ever read about.
Read more in my Book Impressions post - http://www.abouthappybooks.com/2012/06/book-impressions-for-darkness-shows.html