My Dear Sophy is a sweet, charming story of Sophia Wentworth, Fredrick Wentworth’s older sister (of Jane Austen’s Persuasion). It’s a beautiful telling of how she met and fell in love with Captain Croft.
Life for Sophy is slipping by. When her mother dies, she is left to help her father raise her younger brothers, Edward and Freddy. All of her friends have married, but at 23, her hopes for a husband have seemed to pass her by. Until one day, Mr. Hollingson, the young new curator starts paying her some attention. She begins to have feelings for him also - but could it be love?
Soon, Captain Conard Croft comes to town to visit his parents, he’s been away 14 long years. Sophy was just a child when he left, but they immediately fall into an easy friendship. With Captain Croft, Sophy feels comfortable...she can tell him her secret thoughts, and he listens to her. Soon she begins to have strong feelings for Captain Croft, but he is leaving - going back to sea. Mr. Hollingson is here, and offering her a comfortable home and security. What can Captain Croft offer? Adventure and the unknown. Of course from Persuasion, we know whom Sophy will choose, but I was eager to know how Sophy would choose her future husband.
Argh! The frustration of the regency period! With so many people around them all the time, Captain Croft and Sophy have very little time to talk alone. And time was limited, Captain Croft would be leaving soon. How would they ever get a chance to find out how the other feels?
I loved getting to know Captain Croft and Sophy! I had really never thought much about them before. Truesdale has opened my eyes to them, and she has made me love them!!
4 out of 5 stars.
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About the Author:
Kimberly Truesdale is a writing and literature teacher who has many nerdy tattoos ranging from The Great Gatsby to The Beatles. In July of 2012, Kimberly published her first Austenesque novel, My Dear Sophy, about how the Admiral and Mrs. Croft from Persuasion first meet. Kim is currently editing her second novel, The Wrong Woman, a Regency romance, and writing a non-fiction account of a murder mystery in her family.