Three years after the ending of Jane Austen s Sense and Sensibility, domestic bliss is not always easy to achieve, especially when Col Brandon s responsibilities for Eliza, the daughter of his first love, regularly take him away from home and Marianne s passionate, jealous nature threaten to rock the foundations of their marriage. Now Willoughby and his wife have returned to the West Country. When Brandon is called away, Marianne meets Willoughby at a dinner and feels herself once again succumbing to his charm. The more she sees him, the more she s in danger of giving in to her passion. Willoughby has everything to gain in driving a wedge between them. Will Brandon realize in time that his passionate young wife s feelings of being neglected may drive her into scandal? Can Marianne find the courage to turn her back on her feelings for her first love? Or is it too late to save themselves, and their marriage...
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