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