I was too anxious to wait for the U.S. release so I impatiently paid a small fortune for a hardback copy from the U.K. From the time UPS delivered it until I finished it sometime around 3 a.m., I was thoroughly engaged. As in Mr. Darcy's Diary, Amanda Grange masterfully writes Captain Wentworth with a strong, clear voice lightly seasoned with a sense of humor. I so enjoyed reading his observations and his interpretations of each situation. My heart was all static any time Anne and he would have any conversation or when he would recall anything about her. It was most delightful to read his innermost thoughts as he discovered, or admitted rather, his unyielding love for Anne. Most satisfied and highly recommended.