Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Captain Wentworth's Diary

2734357Goodreads Says:    The retelling of Jane Austen?s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth?by the author of Mr. Knightley?s Diary.

During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love with the elegant and intelligent Miss Anne Elliot?only to see his hopes of marrying her dashed by her godmother.

Eight years later, Wentworth has realized his ambitions. A wealthy captain, he has pushed his memories of Anne to the furthest recesses of his mind?until he sees her again. And though Anne?s bloom has faded, Wentworth is surprised to find that his regard for her wit and warmth has not.

My Thoughts:

-    Move over Mr. Knightley, Captain Wentworth might be replacing you as my favorite Austen hero! I still love you though.

-    This book was everything I'd hoped for. I loved seeing how Anne and Wentworth met and fell in love for the first time and broke off their engagement.

-    I loved reading Captain Wentworth's perspective, especially while he was writing the letter at the end. I loved reading about his indifference to Anne, and then learning that he still loved her. Oh the agony he felt!

-    I felt that Grange did a wonderful job staying true to the story and the characters.

-    I doubt any man would keep a diary as detailed as this, so I don't know if the diary angle was the right one, but I still loved it.

-    I devoured this book! I couldn't read fast enough! I can't wait to read more of these!

-    This is a must read for Persuasion fans! 


  1. I had one of Granges books on my tbr list but not this one. Considering my love for Wentworth and after reading your review I've rectified that.

    1. I loved Wentworth after reading Persuasion, but this made me love him even more! I hope you like it!

  2. Super happy you enjoyed this book! Reading your review makes me want to re-read the book now =D

  3. Yay! I'm so happy you liked it! And I'm with Lianne. Reading this makes me want to read the book again. Also, I think it's interesting how Wentworth would probably never write in a diary like this (as you pointed out) but somehow that doesn't matter. The story works awesomely anyway! Great review. :)