Review for Searching for Captain Wentworth 

Set in Modern Bath, finds Sophie Elliot trying to write her first novel. Her great aunt offers her one of the appartements in the family’s old townhouse in Bath. Here weird things and sights show themselves to her, and a new neighbor shows up; a VERY charming and good looking one at that. 

Yet again reading my favourite Persuasion inspired book, and completely lost in the story, and happy to once again walk through lovely Georgian Bath through the eyes of Sophie! It is obvious that Jane Odiwe knows Bath very very well, and she manages to catch her reader within a few pages! 

Now things start to happen, meeting Jane Austen in Regency Bath and her family, including her charming sailor brother Charles. Times shifts several times for our young heroine, mistaken notions and identities, a missing white glove and a blooming romance between two characters.

The setting changes to Lyme Regis, after a nasty fall a lot like Louisa Musgrave in ‘Persuasion’ Sophie wakes up to find herself in Lyme with no memory of how she ended there. A partly broken heart with time shifts and confusion about Josh Strafford- and one reality as sure and certain as the other in Jane Odiwe’s own words. 

Luckily after many tears, Sophie is united with her very own Captain Wentworth, ‘Anne was all tenderness, and she had the full worth of it in Captain Wentworth’s affections.’ And of course a happy ending. 

A Persuasion inspired read which will leave you with your feelings in a mess after this wonderful romance. I suggest a box of tissues for the end. 

One thought on “Review for Searching for Captain Wentworth 

  1. I loved Searching for Captain Wentworth. It the first of Jane Odiwe’s novels I ever read, and it stayed my favourite for a few years – until her latest came out!

    I really enjoyed the time slip elements, the portrayal for present day beautiful Bath, which Jane Odiwe knows so well, and also the delicious Josh!

    The scenes with Jane and Cassandra Austen were some of my particular favourites! A highly recommended story for any lover of Jane Austen inspired stories, and especially those who love Persuasion.

    So pleased you enjoyed the story, Sophia!


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