Captain Wentworth’s Diary


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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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