Captain Wentworth Home From the Seaby Mary Lydon Simonsen
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In 1806, Frederick Wentworth returned to the sea in hopes of leaving behind memories of Anne Elliot of Kellynch Hall. After eight years serving as the captain of the Laconia, he has failed to jettison recollections of the only woman he could ever love, that is, until a shipboard accident robs him of his memory. When he is once again thrown into Anne's company, he knows nothing of their previous engagement. With the slate wiped clean, will Anne Elliot be able to secure the love of Captain Frederick Wentworth or will all opportunities to reclaim a lost love be denied her?
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Meet the Author
Mary Lydon Simonsen combines her love of history and the novels of Jane Austen in writing re-imaginings of Miss Austen’s work. She is the author of A Wife for Mr. Darcy, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, Searching for Pemberley, and Mr. Darcy’s Bite which are available in bookstores and on line. Also available, exclusively on-line, are Pride & Prejudice novellas: For All the Wrong Reasons; Mr. Darcy's Angel of Mercy; Becoming Elizabeth Darcy; Darcy on the Hudson; and A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park; a Pride and Prejudice short story, Darcy and Elizabeth, The Language of the Fan; two Persuasion re-imaginings, Anne Elliot, A New Beginning and Captain Wentworth - Home From the Sea, as well as her modern novel, The Second Date, Love Italian-American Style, and a British mystery, Three's A Crowd. The author lives in Arizona.
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Excellent read! Details of the original storyline are integrated into the text but with a twist, adding dimension and interest to the story. The flow of the story is good, capturing the character of Anne and Captain Wentworth as the story unfolds.
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If you are a lover of all things Jane Austen you will like this sweet story. The idea that Fredrick would still fall for Anne even though he has lost his memory of their previous relationship gives support to the concept of the two as soulmates. A quick read for a rainy afternoon.
What a love story! When Captain Wentworth lost his memory, he also lost the memories he shared with Anne. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Anne and Frederick fall in love all over again. Mary Simonsen is very talented when it comes to character development. Not only is she able to keep Austen's tone and feel, but she also manages to add new dimensions to her characters. For example, while Lady Russell is still Anne's closest companion, I found her actions even more slap-worthy here. In addition, Simonsen does a remarkable job of taking Austen's secondary characters and developing them. The reader gets to see more of Mrs. Croft and Capt. Hargrove's wife and their sagely advice to Anne and Captain Wentworth. I was kept in suspense the entire time wondering when and how Wentworth would get his memory back. Again, the plot moved me and I could not put down this book. Simonsen's wit and humor are classic. Reading the banter between Anne and Captain Wentworth kept me wanting more of them! I love books that make me smile and laugh! I truly did not want this book to end. Anyone who remotely enjoys Austen's Persuasion must read this book! FTC Disclaimer: Review copy provided by author.
Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel and Mary Lydon Simonsen did a wonderful job with this what if scenario. I absolutely loved this story and hope she produces more stories featuring Anne and Captain Wentworth.