Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mr. Knightley's Diary

Mr. Knightley's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes, #2)Goodreads Synopsis:    Relive Jane Austen's Emma- from Mr. Knightley's point of view. 

Between managing his estate and visiting his brother in London, Mr. Knightley is both exasperated and amused by his irresistibly beautiful, outrageously mischievous neighbor, Emma Woodhouse, whose misguided attempts at matchmaking are wreaking havoc in the village of Highbury. 

But when a handsome newcomer arrives and catches Emma's attention, Mr. Knightley is shocked by his reaction. Amusement gives way to another emotion entirely-for his unreasonable dislike of the handsome newcomer seems suspiciously like jealousy.

My Thoughts:

-    I randomly picked this up from the library, and it was a story that I needed at the time. I had been reading some blah things, and I wanted something fun, warm, and familiar. This fit the bill!

-    Emma is my favorite Austen novel, and I loved getting the story from Mr. Knightley's perspective. I loved his inner turmoil about Emma and Frank Churchill. I liked that I knew what was happening on Emma's side, but Knightley didn't. He didn't know about some of Emma's shenanigans until she told him about it, or he heard from other sources.

-    I love that the author stays so true to the original work. 


  1. I love these Austen spinoffs. It’s been forever since I read one though. I need to remedy that.

    1. I know! Every now and then I get an itch for something Austen based.

  2. Amanda Grange is definitely one of my favorite Austen spin-off novelists! Colonel Brandon's Diary was excellent!

    1. I haven't read Colonel Brandon's Diary yet, but I will. The only other one I've read is Captain Wentworth's Diary.