Thursday, September 10, 2015
To Buy or Not to Buy: Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
Book Description (From Amazon):
When aspiring writer Sophie Elliot receives the keys to the family townhouse in Bath, it's an invitation she can't turn down, especially when she learns that she will be living next door to the house where Jane Austen lived. On discovering that an ancient glove belonging to her mysterious neighbour, Josh Strafford, will transport her back in time to Regency Bath, she questions her sanity, but Sophie is soon caught up in two dimensions, each reality as certain as the other. Torn between her life in the modern world and that of her ancestor who befriends Jane Austen and her fascinating brother Charles, Sophie's story travels two hundred years across time and back again, to unite this modern heroine with her own Captain Wentworth. Blending fact and fiction together, the tale of Jane Austen's own quest for happiness weaves alongside, creating a believable world of new possibilities for the inspiration behind the beloved novel, Persuasion.
My First Impression:
Modern girl with old-fashioned sensibilities travels to Bath for a change of scenery after breaking up with her cheating ex. She is staying at the house in Bath that her family has owned at least since the 1700s and it is next to the house Jane Austen actually lived in. There is a lodger in the first floor flat she has not met, but she sees him from the street when he drops something. Once he crosses the street, she goes to see what it is and finds he has dropped a glove, so naturally she goes chasing after him to return it. She chases him through a park that takes an ominous turn and bam!, she is standing in the park in the 1700s, but she is not dressed as she was in the present. She is dressed as any privileged young woman of the time would be and she seems to be in the life of her ancestor also named Sophie.
What more could I ask for? Jane Austen, time travel and a dashing young man to swoon over.