Captain Wentworth's Diary

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425223529
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/6/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 357,182
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Grange has written many historical and Regency novels.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    engaging second chance regency romance

    In 1806, naval officer Frederick Wentworth is on leave as he knows he must return to duty with the Napoleonic Wars ravaging the continent and threatening England. In Somerset to visit his brother, Frederick meets and falls in love with Anne Elliot. She feels as strongly as he does. They become engaged, but heeding the advice of her godmother Lady Russell, she persuades Anne to break off with Frederick the next day. Stunned and outraged the now acrimonious sailor returns to sea no longer innocent in affairs of the heart. --- Eight years later, affluent Captain Wentworth has come home to find a bride who shows the slightest deference to the navy any female except Anne. However, when he sees Anne for the first time since she informed him she changed her mind, Wentworth knows he still loves her. He does not want to pursue her, but cannot help but chase after her. Anne regrets her error as she never stopped loving Frederick, but fears it is too late for them. --- Her second dairy historical romance (see MR. KNIGHTLY¿S DIARY) is an engaging second chance regency romance told mostly by Captain Wentworth in a log like manner. The story line breaks into two periods in which the audience sees the young unsure Anne and the gentle Frederick fall in love but split and the more mature couple still in love. Readers will appreciate Amanda Grange¿s fine tale. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    It was wonderful!!

    I really injoyed this book because it started way back when Capain Wentworth first meets Anne. You get a look into the past of their love and the love they had to leave behind, or so they thought until an untimely meeting 8 and a 1/2 years later... #staypositive #readon #ilovehashtags

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    What a wonderful experince!

    Amanda Grange has a wonderful talent! She stayed true to Jane Austen's storyline and characterizations,and yet made it a totally new experince for me. I couldn't put the book down until the story was finished!

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    Perfect "sequel" to Persuasion

    Perusasion is my favorite Jane Austen novel. As I finished reading it once again yesterday I felt almost melancholic it was over. So I started looking for something similar. What a pleasant find I encountered in Captain Wentworth's Diary! He showed so much passion behind that letter to Anne that his side of the story was worthy of looking at. Fun, fun, fun! Of course nobody can replace Jane Austen but I believe you will enjoy this. Give it a chance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    What a treat!

    Love getting to look at the other perspective. Certainly gives a full picture of the story. Fun and quick read!

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Delightful

    Amanda Grange is wonderfully creative. Her spin on Austin's characters is brilliant and fun yet pleasantly familiar. A must read for all Austin fans!

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    Captain Wentworth's Diary

    Amanda Grange writes great "diary novels". I had previously read Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange and loved being able to get into the head of the male lead of my favorite Jane Austen novel. After reading Persuasion again recently I found a new love for it. Being able to read this shortly after Persuasion was incredibly enjoyable for me. I enjoyed this novel for the simple reason that you were able to hear Captain Wentworth's side of the story and learn of his emotions. Reading Persuasion you understand Anne's heartache but not Wentworth's. I really wanted to know how Captain Wentworth felt after Anne initially turned him down, and upon their meeting again 8 ½ years later. When I read the letter at the end of Persuasion that Wentworth wrote to Anne I was dying to know what he was feeling and how his feelings got to that point after everything that had happened between the two. This novel offered a nice view on Wentworth's feelings. If you're a fan of Persuasion I would definitely suggest reading!

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  • Posted February 5, 2010

    Great Twist on a Classic

    I didn't have any desire to read fanfiction or someone else's take on the Austen stories, but reading reviews on Amanda Grange's other novels made me curious. I went to the library and found Captain Wentworth's Diary and I absolutely love it!!! My favorite book of Jane Austen's would have to be Persuasion and I think that Ms. Grange did a wonderful job of telling the story from Captain Wentworth's perspective. I loved the book so much, I read it in one sitting and then I went to Barnes and Noble and bought the book as a birthday present for myself. I am really impressed with the quality of Amanda Grange's work and I will be buying Mr. Knightley's Diary today.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    Awesome Book

    A beautifully written sequel to Jane Austen's classic Persuasion. Another wonderful Jane Austen spin off by Amanda Grange.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Captain Wentworth's Diary

    I have read many Austen sequels and the works by Amanda Grange are among my favorites. She stays true to the characters that Jane Austen created yet she manages to add new insight into the personality and actions of the characters that I had not encountered previously. Her sequels make find read for any Austen fan.

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