Monday, October 3, 2011

Willoughby's Return By Jane Odiwe

    I’ve just finished reading Sense and Sensibility with IndieJane Book Club, so I decided I should read Willoughby’s Return (a sequel to S&S) right after. I am so glad I did!  The book was really good!
     It’s roughly three years later, Marianne is very much in love with her husband Colonel Brandon.  Things are not always smooth sailing for the couple.  Whenever a letter arrives from Eliza, Colonel Brandon’s ward, the Colonel is off to Lyme to take care of whatever is ailing her or her daughter.  Marianne is jealous and resentful of the relationships his has with them.
     Marianne hasn’t seen Willoughby in those three years. Suddenly he is back in there lives, showing up at functions that they are attending.  While Brandon is out of town, Willoughby tries to find opportunities to speak to Marianne. This creates more tension between Marianne and Colonel Brandon.
     Margaret Dashwood is now of age and has a love interest, Henry Lawrence.  Unfortunately he is friends with Willoughby! There is also a mystery between Henry and Mademoiselle de Fontenay. To me, Margaret is a combination of Elinor and Marianne, doing somethings without thought of the consequence and then behaving sensibly at other times.
     Mrs. Jennings is still her happy meddlesome self! Always assuming love matches and spreading gossip.
I really enjoyed reading this story. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Tell me what you think! I love hearing from you!


  1. I read it about a year ago or so and I enjoyed it! I am not usually one for sequels, but this was a good read.

  2. Jakki, I'm not one for sequels either. I just love to read about the romance of just meeting, the chase, the misunderstandings and then finally getting together. But WR is a really good sequel! So glad I read it!

  3. I've been wanting to read this one, and my Library hasn't gotten it :o( I think I may have to give in and buy it - it'd work so great with the S&S Bicentennial Challenge, and it's definitely one I want to read. :o)

  4. Rebecca, I'm not doing the S&S Bicentennial Challenge but I thought this would be a good book to read for it! :)


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