By Jane Odiwe
A misplaced love returns, rekindling forgotten passions… In Jane Austen's feel and Sensibility, whilst Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she places her heartbreak over speeding scoundrel John Willoughby some time past. 3 years later, Willoughby's go back throws Marianne right into a tizzy of painful stories and beautiful emotions of uncertainty. Willoughby is as captivating, as roguish, and as a lot in love along with her as ever. And the timing could not be worse—with Colonel Brandon away and Willoughby decided to win her again, will Marianne locate the energy to save lots of her marriage, or will the temptation of a prior love be too robust to withstand? compliment for Lydia Bennet's tale: "A breathtaking Regency romp!" Diana Birchall | writer of Mrs. Darcy's challenge "An absolute satisfaction to read." historic Novels assessment "Odiwe emulates Austen's well-known wit, and manages to provide Lydia a happily-ever-after finishing useful of any Regency romance heroine." Booklist "Odiwe will pay great homage to Austen's stylings and endears the reader to the previously secondary personality, spoiled and impulsive Lydia Bennet." Publisher's Weekly "Rollicking solid enjoyable with a shock twist." Austenprose (20091026)
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Poor lady, no children of her own and no sign of the one who is to inherit. He who shall be nameless! ” Marianne's ears pricked up at the last declaration and guessed that the lady she spoke of was none other than Mrs Smith of Allenham Court, Mr Willoughby's benefactor. Now Mrs Jennings was running through the list of Mrs Smith's ailments and announcing, as if she were the apothecary herself, that it was certain she would be dead before the week was out. Allenham would be empty, a very sad business, or so she had thought at first.
I did see them once,” she replied in a quiet voice. “The Colonel and I were just married and had gone to London for the season. ” “How romantic! ” demanded Margaret, taking a bite from a marzipan sweet, modelled like a cherry. Marianne smiled. “They are, though I have to admit that on that occasion I was not to taste them. I had decided to walk to the tea shop; it was a fine day and even in London I prefer to walk about on foot. I knew William would be bound to be there before me, so I should not have to worry about being unescorted for long.
I think the sofa will be your favourite spot, I see you in my mind's eye, on that day when you can claim it as your own. I will sit beside you and steal as many kisses as I wish. ” He picked her up and deposited her there, before drawing back the curtains and opening the shutters, to flood the room in sunshine, returning to her side where he claimed her heart once and for all. She had imagined herself living there many times, seated in the corner of that pretty upstairs sitting room, between two windows, unable to decide whether the view of the bowling green and hanging wood were preferable to that of the church and village with the hills beyond.
Willoughby's Return: A tale of almost irresistible temptation by Jane Odiwe