Captain Wentworth’s Character Unfolds!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
In Ms. Kaye’s first book, None But You, one of Jane Austen’s most romantic and passionate heroes is reintroduced and the story of Persuasion is told from his eyes. This book, For You Alone, begins half way through the original story of Persuasion, it is necessary to read None But You prior to reading this book. The story begins with Louisa Musgrove recovering from her impetuous leap from the Cobb…
Our hero, Captain Wentworth, is experiencing the acute agony of being held accountable for his actions and the realization that his dreams of a relationship with Anne Elliot may never come to fruition. It dawns on Captain Wentworth that his bitterness and injured pride led him to behave in a careless and unforgiving manner. He realizes that Anne has always been the woman that he has measured all other women against and that being married to any other woman, including Louisa Musgrove, would be a farce for him. This portrayal of Wentworth’s character was in-depth, accurate, and complete. I especially loved his resolve to win Anne back and his insecurities over Mr. Elliot.