Thursday, June 9, 2011

Captain Wentworth's Diaries


Let's get the captain's perspective...

Captain Wentworth’s Diary
by Amanda Grange

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.

Captain Wentworth's Persuasion:
Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes
by Regina Jeffers

Witty, romantic and insightful, this novel retells the love affair at the heart of Jane Austen's Persuasion from the perspective of the suitor--Captain Wentworth. Written in the language of the era, Captain Wentworth's Persuasion re-creates the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane Austen's novel while turning the entire tale on its head in a most engaging fashion. Readers hear Captain Wentworth's side of this tangled story while gazing into his thoughts and emotions.

Wentworth initially suffers rejection and frustration because the titled Elliots do not consider him good enough for their daughter Anne. Despite her feelings for Wentworth, Anne allows others to persuade her to break off their engagement. Eight years later, when Wentworth returns from fighting against Napoleon's army, the difficult years of war have reversed fortunes. Now it is he who is rich, having won many prizes in battle, while the Elliots are deeply in debt and in danger of losing their good name.

Will Wentworth seek revenge by choosing another woman over his former love? Can he walk away from Anne, or will the memory of her lips and her touch capture his love once again?

None But You
Frederick Wentworth, Captain: Book 1
by Susan Kaye

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.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

Win a copy of one of these books!

Open to all.

Offer ends: June 26, 2011

TO DO: 2 parts

1. Pray tell, which of the above books would you like most to read?

2. Find a Captain Wentworth quote from the Persuasion book or movie to include in comments.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)

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19 comments:

  1. I would most like to read None But You.

    Captain Wentworth: I tried to forget you... I thought I had.

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  2. Omg, amazing giveaway, especially as I own none of these books! I might be most desperate for None But You (I can't help it, I just loved it so much!) but really, all three look so good.

    This is a Wentworth quote, by way of Mary, Anne's sister (so cheating a bit!), upon Wentworth's seeing Anne for the first time since their sad parting:

    "Captain Wentworth is not very gallant by you, Anne, though he was so attentive to me. Henrietta asked him what he thought of you, when they went away, and he said, 'You were so altered he should not have known you again.'"

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  3. All the books look good, but I would most like to read Captain Wentworth's Persuasion.

    Captain Wentworth: You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever...

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  4. I would pick Captain Wentworth's Persuasion.
    "I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. "
    — Captain Wentworth's letter - Jane Austen – Persuasion

    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I kinda like Captain Wentworth's Persuasion.

    Captain Wentworth: I imagined myself indifferent to her but I was only angry and resentful. Too late... too late I began to understand myself and her. Never have I met her equal in good sense or sweetness of character. She's perfection itself. I've never loved any but her.

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  6. I would most like to read None But You.

    Captain Wentworth quote in a letter to Anne

    "Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes?"

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I would like to read Captain Wentworth's Persuasion by Regina Jeffers

    Captain Wentworth: "Miss Elliot, I can bear this no longer. You pierce my soul. I'm half agony, half hope. Unjust I may have been. Weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it eight years ago."

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  8. So hard to choose but I would love Captain Wentworth's Persuasion:
    Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes
    by Regina Jeffers

    Awww
    You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you."

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

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  9. I have all but Captain Wentworth's Persuasion, so that'd be my choice :)

    "Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."

    raoreviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Ooh, so hard to choose but I am going to have to go with Captain Wentworth's Persuasion.

    "Like other great men under reverse,' he added with a smile, 'I must endeavour to subdue my mind to my fortune. I must learn to brook being happier than I deserve."

    Sigh, I love Wentworth. :)

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I'd love to read any of these, but I suppose if I only picked one, it would be Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange.

    As far as quotes, mine seems to be a common favorite....

    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you."

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Laura Hartness
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

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  12. I would like to read None But You.
    Captain Wenthworth: "A word a look will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening, or ever"

    Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

    judit.sarkozi@gmail.com

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  13. I am currently reading a borrowed copy of "Frederick Wentworth Captain, None But You." I am loving it! I do declare that I would relish owning this novel.

    "A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman. He ought not; he does not."

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  14. I'd like Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange.

    "For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine"
    -Captain Wentworth to Anne Elliot

    Kris
    elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I would most like to read Captain Wentworth’s Diary the most!

    My favorite quote, as a feminist at heart:
    "Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything."

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  16. It's hard to pick just one.... they all sound good.... My choice is None But You.

    My favorite quote:

    •"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant."

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  17. I'd like to read None But You.

    Persuasion is the only Jane Austen novel I've read thus far and I loved it.

    Captain Wentworth: "I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  18. Favorite quote: "You pierce my soul..."

    I would love to read either None But You or Captain Wentworth's Persuasion.

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  19. I would like to win Captain Wentworth's Diary. I love novels in diary format!

    Here's the quote:
    "I can listen no longer in slence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." (beautiful!)

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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