Captain Wentworth’s Diary


Captain Wentworth’s Diary (Jane Austen’s Heroes #3 by Amanda Grange

So Amanda Grange is loved by many Austen fans.

I love it

They say she just “gets the characters” and is able to give all a voice, mimicking Jane Austen’s style.

Double double yay

Well what do I think of her writing?

I don't like it!

I don’t like it!

I think her writing is horribly bo-ring. She just recycles the plot, never giving us anything new or interesting insights into the character’s mind and seeing what they are feeling. Instead she keeps them one-dimensional and emotionless.


I couldn’t stand it.

And it is such a shame as Persuasion has a lot going on in it. I would love glimpses int0 Captain Wentworth’s head as he is confronted with an old love, wants to one-up her with another, but then after realizing how much he still cares tries to woo her.

You pierce my soul Persuasion

But we get nothing from Grange.


Blah, blah

Blah, blah

There are four more books left in the series and I am not looking forward to any of them.

No thank youhowaboutno


For more by Amanda Grange, go to Mr. Knightley’s Diary

For more on Persuasion, go to Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: Superbowl 50

For more Persuasion variations, go to A Letter of Love: Persuasion (2007)

 For more books based on Jane Austen, go to The Austen Series: Amanda

4 thoughts on “Captain Wentworth’s Diary

  1. Writergurlny says:

    I have to disagree with you. I have her books and I think they are great.

    • Moreland says:

      I’m glad you liked them. As I said, I know many who do, but they are just not for me. At least the two I read were not. Maybe I’ll like the other ones.

  2. Amelia Blow says:

    I bought Mr. Darcy’s Diary for my sister’s birthday as we both love Jane Austen, particularly Pride and Prejudice, and we both thought it rather funny. I expected it to be a similar plot to P&P so I’m not too disappointed at the huge similarities between the two books. However, having read none of the other books in her collection, I can’t give an overall opinion I’m afraid!

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