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For You Alone How could he have failed to know himself so completely Captain Frederick Wentworth lately returned to England from a distinguished naval career fighting Napoleon had re visited the scene of his roma

  • Title: For You Alone
  • Author: SusanKaye
  • ISBN: 9780972852951
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • How could he have failed to know himself so completely Captain Frederick Wentworth, lately returned to England from a distinguished naval career fighting Napoleon, had re visited the scene of his romantic defeat of eight years previous at the hands of Miss Anne Elliot to find his former love a pale, worn shadow of herself Attracted by the libely young ladies in the areaHow could he have failed to know himself so completely Captain Frederick Wentworth, lately returned to England from a distinguished naval career fighting Napoleon, had re visited the scene of his romantic defeat of eight years previous at the hands of Miss Anne Elliot to find his former love a pale, worn shadow of herself Attracted by the libely young ladies in the area who regarded him as a hero, he had ignored Anne and entangled himself with Louisa Musgrove, a headstrong young woman who seemed all that Anne was not Now, because of his careless behviour and Louisa s heedlessness, his future appeared tied to her just at the moment when it had become painfully clear that Anne was still everything he truly wanted In honour, he belonged to Louisa, but his heart was full of Anne What was he to do

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    1. SusanKaye

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.When I was growing up in North Idaho we lived on a farm I spent a lot of time by myself, reworking the plots of all the programs I watched on TV I didn t know that was my imagination at play Consequently, when I got online and began reading Jane Austen fan fiction I felt right at home I chose writing the characters of Persuasion because I love the story of love lost love regained All my stories will have some elements of the second chance woven through them I live in an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, son, daughter, and granddaughter.

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    1. Do I wish Kaye would write a book about Wentworth's siblings?: Yes! I've always been partial to Sophia Croft, especially Fiona Shaw Sophia, and Kaye's articulation of both Sophia and elder brother Edward is just wonderful.Am I contemplating writing Kaye a fan letter?: Yes, although I'm not sure what I'll say other than 'Dear Ms Kaye, your books are made of awesome and so are you'.Did I about die of joy when I discovered there's going to be a third book?: Ohmygosh, yes. Praise higher powers for t [...]


    2. For You Alone picks up right after Louisa Musgrove's accident in Lyme and is the second (and final) installment of the "Frederick Wentworth, Captain" series, Persuasion from Captain Wentworth's perspective. I waited very patiently for this second book to finally be published. I enjoyed None But You (book #1) very, very much and I was expecting a lot from this book (book #2), which unfortunately didn't quite live up to my expectations. While I really love Captain Wentworth and enjoyed this book, [...]


    3. Minor SpoilersI hated to give this book so few stars but the end ruined it for me. The 1st 90% of it is lovely. It picks up right where "None But You" leaves off and presents a very believable and well-written view of "Persuasion" from Captain Wentworth's perspective. It's about time he took some of Mr Darcy's spotlight! It then falls apart right at the end. I found myself screaming internally "Anne Eliot would NEVER EVER do that!" If you want to know what "that" is, read it yourself - the rest [...]


    4. This picks up from the disastrous events at Lyme, with Wentworth finally realising that he still loves Anne, but has put himself in a compromising position through his behaviour towards Louisa. There's obviously no surprises coming up and this book continues in the same vein as before. After finding that Louisa is on the mend, he decides to take himself off to visit his brother who is newly married in the hope that it will disprove that absence makes the heart grow fonder.I felt the book drifted [...]


    5. 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 with Louisa Musgrove recovering from her impetuous leap from the Cobb and our hero, Captain Wentworth, 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. Ms. Kaye's Captain Wentworth f [...]


    6. The thoughts of Captain WentworthThis is the second book of Susan Kaye's books on Frederick Wentworth. I honestly liked this one better than the first, mostly because it pertains more to the story we love. Where the first book set the tone and background of Wentworth, this one tells more directly his thoughts on his lost love.Ms Kaye weaves a wonderful tale told from Captain Wentworth's POV, her witting is smooth and easy to understand, though in None But You there was a lot of naval terms that [...]


    7. The first 3/4 of the book was a very satisfying read; the end, however, not so much. When did Anne Elliot become Lydia Bennet? Capt. Wentworth would never have allowed his Anne to go through what Kaye's Anne did at the end of the novel. If Kaye had remained true to Austen's original characters and story, I would have given the book 5 stars. As it is, she has tarnished one of my favorite novels, and heroes, of all time. I much preferred the 1st in this two novel series. Amanda Grange remains much [...]


    8. Book 2 starts out with much more interesting situations than the first. Within the first 50 pages there is jealousy, marriage intrigue, and hints of child abuse by a preacher. Wow. just wow. (Turns out the abuse was done by the preacher's father, but still, wow.) But sadly it did not end that way. Without giving anything away all I can say is that it seemed extremely out of character for Anne, and while I understand that she is trying to prove to Frederick her strong and non-timid character she [...]


    9. I really enjoyed the first book, None But You, and really wanted to like this one as much just looking down at some of the other reviews, it seems I'm not alone in not caring much for the ending.In fact, the whole wrapping up of the story seems to drag on for longer than needs be, in my opinion, and the ending didn't seem to me realistic. Considering [i:]Persuasion[/i:] is Austen's most romantic novel, the chosen ending was decidely unromantic in many ways!There are also a few things that don't [...]


    10. A wonderful end to a great telling of Persuasion from the Captain Wentworth's point of view. I still think this could have been one larger novel instead of two smaller novels.Kaye was adept at tunneling into the mind of Wentworth and revealing his thoughts about events transpiring and his feelings towards Anne. It was a pleasure to get this viewpoint.In chapter 14, there was an abrupt shift in perspective from Captain Wentworth to Anne for some sections, which I found off-putting. The story is t [...]


    11. I laughed, I cried, I fumed at injustice, I felt the extreme joy of true love triumphant over all obstacles! In a lot of these alternate Austen versions, they overwrite and add modern thoughts and conflicts that just don't fit the story. There was none of that in this book, or in the first volume. While much longer than the original 'Persuasion,' the abundance of detail does not detract from the story. Perhaps the only caveat I might have would be a couple of instances where the viewpoint goes r [...]


    12. The thoughts of Captain Wentworth!!This is the second book of Susan Kaye's books on Frederick Wentworth. I honestly liked this one better than the first, mostly because it pertains more to the story we love. Where the first book set the tone and background of Wentworth, this one tells more directly his thoughts on his lost love. Ms Kaye weaves a wonderful tale told from Captain Wentworth's POV, her witting is smooth and easy to understand, though in None But You there was a lot of naval terms th [...]


    13. Words cannot describe how much I love this book. Just ask my boss. I was reading it while at work and I kept laughing like a school girl when it came to the letter part of the book favorite part. This book was exactly how I imagined Wentworth's "voice". I tried reading another book by a different author that was supposedly from his "voice" but I had to put it down. It was nothing like my Wentworth. This book captured my Wentworth.


    14. The sequel story told from Capt. Wentworth's point of view. It was fun, but she certainly wasn't the quality of author as the "Fitzilliam Darcy" series. I felt she made a convincing story, but wrote it in too contemporary words and means. I would have enjoyed it more if she could have written it better in Austen's style (which meant leaving more things up to the imagination-ie. the last chapter)


    15. All in all I thought Pamela Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy series much better. I did really like the first one in this duo (Only for You), but I was disappointed by this one. I was particularly unhappy with the ending. I'm sorry, but Anne Elliot simply would not have behaved in such a way.



    16. Since I read these books so close together, I will review them both in here! These were pretty good books starring Captain Fredrick Wentworth! (A side note: the type is quite small in the print versions). It was really great to read the story from his point of view, and I loved seeing some side characters fleshed out (I actually didn't know he had a brother! How did I miss that!), and some original characters added. All good additions! I wholly appreciated both Fredrick's intense pining in book [...]


    17. For You Alone is the conclusion of Susan Kaye's retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion as seen through the eyes of Captain Wentworth. While still having all of the wonderful qualities of the first book, None by You, For You Alone is not nearly as enjoyable a read.Let me start by saying that if this were a trilogy, I would have no objections whatsoever to For You Alone. In fact, I would rate it five stars and would be writing a glowing review right now. But it's not. And that is a major problem. W [...]


    18. Esse é o segundo livro da Susan Kaye contando a história de Persuasão pelo ponto de vista do capitão Frederick Wentworth. Quando terminei o primeiro volume, imediatamente emendei com esse e entre um e outro, devo ter passado umas oito horas direto sem parar de ler, quase virando uma noite para conseguir chegar ao final da narrativa.A história desse segundo volume se inicia logo após o acidente de Louisa Musgrove em Lyme. Wentworth se vê agora às voltas com a ideia de que está comprometi [...]


    19. 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book very much but for the last 25 pages or so. The ending felt very rushed and incongruous with the rest of the story. I also felt there were several unanswered questions at the end that I would have liked to have seen wrapped up. For instance, what of George Tuggins? An epilogue would have served nicely.


    20. 3 1/2 starsMs. Kaye's second book in her Frederick Wentworth series brings with it a fresh take on the Captain's character and family. In the first book, Kaye was primarily following the outline set forth in Austen's original novel. In "For You Alone" Kaye was able to include more of her own original ideas and explored much more of Wentworth's background and his earlier life. Much of the story takes place in the interim between the events in Lyme and the Captain's trip to Bath. While visiting hi [...]


    21. 3 1/2 starsMs. Kaye's second book in her Frederick Wentworth series brings with it a fresh take on the Captain's character and family. In the first book, Kaye was primarily following the outline set forth in Austen's original novel. In "For You Alone" Kaye was able to include more of her own original ideas and explored much more of Wentworth's background and his earlier life. Much of the story takes place in the interim between the events in Lyme and the Captain's trip to Bath. While visiting hi [...]


    22. Persuasion is one of my favorite Jane Austen novels. Anne Elliot is my favorite heroine and I adore Captain Wentworth. The idea of knowing Captain Wentworth's thoughts was very appealing. That the book cover contained an endorsement from Pamela Aiden persuaded me to pick these up. I loved Pamela Aidan's take on Mr. Darcy, but these books completely miss the mark. I can't picture this Captain Wentworth. While None But You captures his voice better than For You Alone, this man is not Jane Austen's [...]


    23. From the viewpoint of Capt. Wentworth, the story continues and concludes with the happy ending we know so well from Persuasion. We have been infused into Capt. Wentworth’s mind and his heart. He is a brilliant, successful sailor, but has much to experience and learn when it comes to the one woman he loves. I feel compassion for the Captain and his unceasing quest to let Anne know of his unrelenting love and devotion to her. A couple personal opinions here: I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Capt. We [...]


    24. I liked the first volume well enough, but I liked the second volume even more. This is as it should be because if you think of the two books as one, then as you get further and further into the story you should become more enthralled.Wentworth visits his curate brother and his wife, a pair of likeable characters with interesting stories of their own. I enjoyed that fact that we got to read of Lady Russell's minor machinations in trying to keep Anne from him. Her characterization of Anne's father [...]


    25. For You Alone is the second volume in the Frederick Wentworth, Captain Series. I did have some reservations entering into reading this. Most of the complaints I heard were about the last chapter of the book.I have to say that I agree with the other complaints. While I liked being able to read about Anne and Wentworth together I didn't like the circumstances. I understand that there is a third volume due to come out next summer, so hopefully that was the reasoning behind the way this one ended. F [...]


    26. The second book of this series was highly disappointing. I was really anticipating the building of the drama between Wentworth and Anne, which I've read done very well before, but this didn't do it for me. The second book was a disappointment in that Captain Wentworth was portrayed as being muddled, stuck in his own head, and it got annoying after a while. Additionally, there just seemed to be so many other stories lines that were thrown in but never resolved. Frederick takes on George Tuggle th [...]


    27. Better than the first one - None But You - but still not what I would want in a novel of Anne and Captain Wentworth. It featured almost entirely the couple this time, so that made me happier. Exceptere was a lack of real passion I think. Then.e way they get married.I read it in a review, so I was bracing myself for itbut really? Lame. And REALLY sad. And then ~THE END~ Really? That is where you think was the best part to end it? I mean they were FINALLY starting to show actual passiond BOOM No m [...]


    28. This was an okay final to the series but I enjoyed "None But You" much more. The story line didn't seem to flow as well and I often found that I was losing interest which made the horrible editing even worse. I hated having to stop and re-read a section to figure out what she meant because the editing wasn't done correctly. Also hated the last 50 pages or so - she ruined a prefect Austen book with the "wedding" what a joke. Wish she would have ended it at the same time as Austen did and left us [...]


    29. This was very good. Like the first book in the pair though, it did take me a chapter or so to get into the story. After that though I was waiting with baited breath until Wentworth wrote the letter that let Anne know that he was hers, always and forever. It is great to have another perspective on the Persuasion story in addition to the couple of chapters that extend the story to the actually wedding. It doesn't go into much detail after that but we can assume that they lived Happily Ever After. [...]


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