Captain Wentworth’s Diary (Jane Austen’s Heroes #3 by Amanda Grange
So Amanda Grange is loved by many Austen fans.
They say she just “gets the characters” and is able to give all a voice, mimicking Jane Austen’s style.
Well what do I think of her writing?
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.
But we get nothing from Grange.
There are four more books left in the series and I am not looking forward to any of them.
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