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Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Searching for Captain Wentworth is set in Bath and Lyme

Continuing my audio excerpts of my new book which has been inspired by Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. Here’s Chapter Four of Searching for Captain Wentworth – I hope you enjoy it! If you’d like to listen to the first three chapters, please click here!


I’ve had a lovely review from Laura Gerold this week for Searching for Captain Wentworth.

Is there a literary hero that shines brighter than Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice? To me, the answer is yes – Captain Wentworth is to me the sexiest Austen hero and among my favorite literary romantic leads. Besides the fact that Captain Wentworth is a navy man that has made his fame and fortune at sea, he is also a man with strong feelings and passion. Who can forget his letter to Anne Elliot at the end of Persuasion where he admits to never forgetting her and harboring a love for her for eight years after her rejection of him? That letter is the most romantic letter in the history of literature!


In Searching for Captain Wentworth, one of my favorite Austen Authors, Jane Odiwe combines many of my favorite elements; romance, Jane Austen, Bath, time travel, and Persuasion to create a very romantic tale of love across the spans of time. Sophie Elliot is taking time in Bath to get over her cheating boyfriend and to see if she can finally write the novel she has always dreamed of writing. Her Great-aunt has given her the keys to the family’s old home in Bath to use during her stay. Part of the home has been split up for others to live in including her attractive new neighbor, Josh Strafford. 

Sophie soon discovers that through the use of a mysterious glove, she is able to travel back through time to Regency Bath and live the life of her ancestor and namesake Sophia Elliot. Sophia is friends with her neighbors, Cassandra and Jane Austen. The Austen’s brother, Charles, is on leave from the navy and Sophia soon finds herself falling in love with Charles. Will their love last and how will they make it work through space and time? You will need to read this novel to find out for yourself!

I love Odiwe’s characterizations in this novel. Jane was a lively young woman in the spirit of Elizabeth Bennet and I could easily see her writing her witty novels. Jane had a secret passion of her own, which was intriguing to read about. I loved how Sophia’s Elliot family strongly mirrored the Elliots from Persuasion with herself as Anne and Charles as Captain Wentworth. It was a great story and oh so romantic. I liked the surprise ending. I didn’t see it coming and it was the perfect ending.

A Gateway into Sydney Gardens, Bath

I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you my exciting news that I’m back with Austen Authors! I shall be blogging with my fellow authors from today – I’d love to see you there!

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The Heron who posed so obligingly!
A view of Sydney Place from Sydney Gardens

Yesterday I was in Sydney Gardens and thought you might like to see the scenery that I describe in Searching for Captain Wentworth. It’s particularly relevant to the chapter that I’ve posted below. I hope you enjoy both the words and pictures! I was amazed by this heron who stopped by the edge of the canal to pose for me! I often see seagulls but I’ve never seen a heron here before and he was so tame

A Temple in Sydney Gardens, Bath

Audio Excerpt of Searching for Captain Wentworth Chapter Three ©Jane Odiwe

A Detail from a stone bridge in Sydney Gardens, Bath
Autumnal colour in Sydney Gardens, Bath

If you’ve missed Chapter One and Two CLICK HERE

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I’m on Victoria Connelly’s website today talking about the joys of Indie publishing and all about my new book, Searching for Captain Wentworth!

 I hope you’ll pop over there to see what I’ve got to say about self-publishing as well as fantastic authors like Talli Roland, Linda Gillard and Victoria Connelly herself. Victoria has a new novella out for Christmas, Christmas with Mr Darcy!



Competition! This week I’m giving away another paperback copy of Searching for Captain Wentworth

This competition is International and open to anyone who leaves a comment below in answer to the following question. 
Listen to the audio excerpt below of Chapter One from Searching for Captain Wentworth: 
Who writes a letter to Sophie inviting her to stay in the family house in Bath? 
Good Luck! The winner will be announced next Monday on October 15 2012.

I’m publishing some audio chapters through Soundcloud this week which I hope you will enjoy. Here’s Chapter One:

 Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe Chapter One by Jane Odiwe


Sydney Place, Bath – Jane Austen’s House

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The winner of the Austenesque Extravaganza Giveaway Competition is Samantha McNulty!

Congratulations! Please get in touch, Samantha, with your address details and I’ll pop a copy of Searching for Captain Wentworth in the post.

Thank you so much to everyone who left such lovely comments about the short story written by Juliet Archer and myself – we had great fun writing it.

Here’s a little audio Excerpt from Searching For Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe – I hope you enjoy it!

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