Hello, my friends! I'm delighted to have Shannon Winslow visiting here today! Her new book, Mr. Knightly ...in His Own Words, was released this month. I believe this is the 3rd book in her In His Own Words series.
Without further ado, here's Shannon! Please give her a warm welcome.
I’m in love with Mr. Knightley, and here’s why.
First, there’s Jeremy Northam. I mean, what’s not to like? I know the Knightleys from the other film adaptations are pretty hunky too, but JN was my first, and so he will always be special to me.
Secondly, Mr. Knightley is a really good guy. He’s sensible, good natured, and straightforwardly honest. Everybody likes and respects him. But he doesn’t show off his importance. Instead, he uses what he has to help others – sending gifts of food or the use of his carriage – all very quietly, not wanting or expecting his generosity to be noticed. And don’t you think it’s pretty heroic how kind to and tolerant of the neurotic Mr. Woodhouse he is?
But mostly it’s because I’ve been spending so much time with him over the last year. It’s true; I always fall a little in love with the hero of the book I’ve been writing, which in this case is Mr. Knightley (Mr. Knightley in His Own Words). He hasn’t had it easy, I can tell you. I’ve taken him through some rough times, but he’s bravely overcome, his kindness and sense of humor intact. The way I see it, he deserves his happy ending, and I’m going to make sure he gets it!
Finally, of course, there’s the name. When spelled correctly, it conjures up images of a knight in shining armor, right? But if you were married to the guy and thought “Nightly” instead. Hmm. Well, I’ll leave that to your own imaginations…