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Monday, 20 August 2007

Captain Wentworth's Diary

Captain Wentworth’s Diary by Amanda Grange

Robert Hale Publishers

223 Pages

July 2007


Captain Wentworth’s Diary is a fantastic re-telling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion from Captain Wentworth’s point of view which will charm and delight Austen fans the world over!

The novel opens in 1806 and dashing naval officer Frederick Wentworth is in Somerset visiting his curate brother and enjoying flirting with the misses of the county. But his world is soon rocked on its axis when he finds himself falling head over heels in love with Anne Elliot, the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot at Kellynch Hall, who is treated abominably by her family and regarded as plain by the rest of society.

But Frederick sees something in Anne that propels him to ask for her hand in marriage even though Anne is socially superior to him. Anne accepts, however, a few days later she breaks his heart when she is persuaded by her friend Lady Russell not to marry him leaving Frederick determined to forge his way in the world and to make his fortune in the navy.

But when eight years later, Frederick runs into Anne again, he realizes that his feelings for her haven’t changed, but will their past mistakes be a stumbling block for their future?

Amanda Grange is simply fabulous! Written with all the flair and grace of Austen, Captain Wentworth’s Diary is another must-read by a writer who never fails to deliver spellbinding stories which are hard to put down and impossible to forget! Award five red roses. JB

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