The book was published in 1817, six months after Jane`s death. Exactly, 200 years (!) passed but story is still up-to-date.
Family of Anne, a 27-year old single woman (not cursed but almost), has some financial issues therefore they give their home for rent to an admiral and his wife. Belive it or not, but the wife´s brother is exactly that Captain Wentworth who was engaged to Anna many many years ago.