Wednesday, January 26, 2011

None But You

Eight years ago, when he had nothing but his future to offer, Frederick Wentworth fell in love with Anne Elliot, the gentle daughter of a haughty, supercilious baronet. Sir Walter Elliot refused to countenance a marriage and Anne's godmother, Lady Russell, strongly advised Anne against him. Persuaded by those nearest to her, Anne had given him up and he had taken his broken heart to sea. When Jane Austen's Persuasion opens in the year 1814, Frederick Wentworth, now a famous and wealthy captain in His Majesty's Navy, finds himself back in England and, as fate would have it, residing as a guest in Anne's former home. Now, it is the baronet who is in financial difficulties, and Anne exists only at her family's beck and call. For eight long years, Frederick had steeled his heart against her. Should he allow Anne into his heart again, or should he look for love with younger, prettier woman in the neighbourhood who regard him as a hero? The mature sweetness of Jane Austen's Persuasion is brought to life in Wytherngate Press's, None But You, the first in the two-volume series, Frederick Wentworth, Captain, by Susan Kaye.

I guess the obsession is spreading to a different Jane Austen novel, Persuasion. I didn't help that I recently watched the movie version of it. I love Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. And I simply couldn't resist reading this book, especially when I found out that it was in Captain Wentworth's perspective.

And like the previous book, I read this one very quickly as well. Surprising. I loved the way it started and I admit I had problems following it whenever the author went back and forth regarding Anne and Frederick's relationship. I loved that there was more information on Wentworth's career and gave me an idea on what a sailor had to deal with during those troubling times.

With all this going on, it felt a little strange that I didn't see as much as I wanted of Anne. Which reminded me on how much I truly love her character.

And when it was getting juicier, it stops. It was one of those moments when I just want to yell..."Come on, not now!".

I have to get the next volume. Which I will soon enough.

None But You by Susan Kaye (4.5/5) Historical Fiction; Re-telling of Jane Austen's Persuasion; New Author; Published: Wytherngate Press (2007); Format: Ebook for Kindle; Series: # 1, Frederick Wentworth, Captain; Books 2011 (6);


Nise' said...

Sounds like a good one. Have you read Captain Wentworth's Diary? I think it is by Amanda Grange.

Kailana said...

This book sounds interesting. I need to read the original first, though. So far I have only read P&P

Orhedea said...

Oh, a definite must read. Persuasion is my favorite of all Jane Austen's creations