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Searching For Captain Wentworth

Searching For Captain Wentworth [Kindle Edition]

Jane Odiwe
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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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.

It is truly a book written by someone who knows Austen's life, novels and films inside out ...
Laura Boyle, The Jane Austen Centre

Searching for Captain Wentworth will send you on a magical journey through time, and your heart, that you will not soon forget.
Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

I'll admit I have a fondness for Ms Odiwe's books. In this new endeavour, she has outdone herself.
Vic Sanborn, Jane Austen Today

Odiwe makes Jane Austen come to life, and her love for Austen and her novels shines on every page.

Anna Horner, Diary of an Eccentric

"Searching for Captain Wentworth" is a new delightful, unmissable read for anybody loving Austen-inspired fiction. Maria Grazia - My Jane Austen Book Club

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 491 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Paintbox Publishing (11 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00936JM42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,039 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jane Odiwe is the author of five Austen-inspired novels, Project Darcy, Searching for Captain Wentworth, (White Soup Press) Mr Darcy's Secret, Willoughby's Return, and Lydia Bennet's Story, (Sourcebooks) and the short story, Waiting, commissioned for Jane Austen Made Me Do It, edited by Laurel Ann Nattress (Random House).
Recent television appearances include an interview in a special edition of the 200 year anniversary of Pride and Prejudice on BBC Breakfast, and a BBC Masterchef Special celebrating 200 years of Sense and Sensibility.
Jane was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, and gained an arts degree in Birmingham where she indulged her great loves of Fine Art, Literature, and History. After teaching in the midlands for some years, Jane moved to London to teach, until writing novels, and a growing obsession with all things Jane Austen, took over her life.
With her husband, children, and two cats, Jane now divides her time between North London, and Bath, England. Jane is a member of the Jane Austen Society and when she's not writing, she enjoys painting and trying to capture the spirit of Jane Austen's world. Her illustrations feature in a biographical film of Jane Austen's life in Sony's DVD edition of The Jane Austen Book Club and in the picture book, Effusions of Fancy.

Jane Odiwe comes to it steeped in Austen, in all her renditions; Odiwe's sentences often glint with reflections of the great Jane ...
Historical Novel Society

Odiwe certainly writes a page-turning romantic mystery - her characters are intriguing and her narrative full of surprises and suspense. She blends historical fact and fiction with great style, and the settings are spot on in what the writer describes as her "love letter to Bath."
Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine

Twitter: @JaneOdiwe

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unusual Time slip Jane Austen romance 28 Mar 2013
By Karen C
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Searching for Captain Wentworth is not a sequel, despite the title, but a time-slip novel that combines a contemporary romance with a 'historical' where the heroine, Sophie, moves between love stories in Jane Austen's world and the present day. It at first appears to be a supernatural story - but what's really going on, which world will she choose and which hero - Josh or Charles? With lots of historical detail and echoes from Jane Austen's novels and life it's a well-written, original and intriguing romantic read for JA fans and anyone who enjoyed Lost in Austen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the Austen lover 24 Feb 2014
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A wonderful book for anyone who knows Jane Austen's work. So many of her characters make an appearance in this lovely tale of present day and past
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very engaging read! 22 Nov 2013
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As someone who has a lifelong love of Jane Austen and a desperate desire to live in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, Jane Odiwe's Searching for Captain Wentworth was the perfect read for me.

The story follows Sophie, on the rebound after a failed romance, travelling to Bath to find time to recover and to focus on her fledgling writing career.

The discovery that she is able to pass through time and become acquainted with Jane Austen and various members of her family, once she is recovered from the surprise of it, begins to take over and she find herself torn between her life in the past and her life in the present.

Ms Odiwe's knowledge of both the city and the author shine throughout this time-slip story which weaves the past, the present, plotlines from Austen novels and facts from the author's real life into one beautiful, satisfying, romantic story.

The writing is descriptive and carries you with it as the story moves from present to past and back again; the scenes set in the past are beautifully drawn and the characters seem incredibly 'real'.

If you love Jane Austen, the city of Bath or time-slip stories (or, if you are like me, and love all of the above), then this is a must-read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Time Travel Novel 16 Sep 2013
By Ladylee
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For all fans of Jane Austen, this is a great novel of a young woman from modern day times, thrown back in time to befriend Jane Austen and her family. I really enjoyed this book and shall be looking to read more from Jane Odiwe. The style of writing is very easy and fluent and the storyline is really good. It kept me gripped from page one. If you like everything regency and romantic, you will love this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Regency Romp - and Time Travel! 15 Sep 2012
Searching For Captain Wentworth is a new departure for Jane Odiwe. In this sparkling new novel, she takes the reader on a journey into the past, seen through the eyes of modern heroine and Austen addict, Sophie Elliot.
Sophie, on the rebound from a disastrous love affair, is mysteriously transported into Jane Austen's time. In the body of her ancestor, Sophia, she even meets her idol Jane, her sister Cassandra, and their handsome brother Charles, a naval officer.
Searching for Captain Wentworth is really two love stories - one between Sophie and her new, handsome friend Josh - and one between Sophia and... but I don't want to give too much of the plot away.
Jane Odiwe is clearly at home in the period, and Austen fans will find much to enjoy in her meticulous recreation of the glittering world of Regency Bath and Lyme Regis - the setting for Persuasion.
Will Sophie find true love and a fairytale ending? Or will her time travels jeapordise her happiness - and that of her ancestor Sophia?
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5.0 out of 5 stars B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree 22 Jan 2013
We are very proud to announce that Searching For Captain Wentworth has been honored with the B.R.A.G.Medallion. This tells readers that this is most certainly a book well worth your time and money!
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This book is drenched with romance and dripping in sentiment...and I LOVED every single bit of it. I think it's well written and more importantly produces a heroine that I really cared about and wanted to see happy, which is a hard thing to do. The descriptions of Bath were spot on, and I even learned things about the place I never knew.
It's great that it's a novel of time travel, the secret wish of any Janite, to go back in time and actually meet the great lady herself, and this aspect of the story was dealt with charm and sincerity. The men of the book are very lovely, quite swoon worthy, even if they're not Mr Darcy. (I can't say anymore, otherwise I'll have totally given the game and plot away. Even though you might guess pretty early what's going on, as I did, it's still an enjoyable read.)
This book was fantastic, definitely a keeper as I will read it again,(and again...)and recommend it to any Lover of Austen, armed with a box of choccies and a great imagination.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle Persuasion 12 Nov 2012
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When I received this lovely book I firstly admired the cover. Then I wondered if I'd done the right thing deciding to read it, when I realised just how passionate the author is about Jane Austen and her works. This book is based very firmly around Janes life and although I've enjoyed several movies based on books by Jane Austen I've never actually read any of her books and I wondered if this was going to make any sense without an in depth knowledge of her work and in particular Persuasion on which this book leans heavily for inspiration.

I needn't have worried it stands alone as a dual time romance and is a lovely flowing story. It begins in the present day when young Sophie Elliott, reeling from a broken romance, longing to be a writer, having lost her mojo somewhat is out of the blue offered the keys to an apartment in Bath and an invitation to occupy the formerly empty apartment for as long as she needs to get back on her feet. Who could resists an offer like that? When she arrives to find it full of dust from years of disuse only the fact that it is situated next door to the house where one of her favourite authors used to live makes her want to stay.

When young and handsome neighbour Josh drops a glove, Sophie picks it up intending to return it and is mysteriously transported back in time to the Regency era, where she happens to meet and befriend Jane Austen herself.

Travelling back and forth between past and present is always a difficult concept to grasp and one has to suspend disbelief somewhat, however it is done with such charm and ease I found it quite easy to accept. As present day offers her friendship with the likeable Josh, the past offers a different friendship with Jane herself and the possibility of love looms with Janes brother Charles.
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