Captain Frederick Wentworth: Character Connection

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We all have characters we love. Let’s spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!

Most of you will probably post about how much you love each character, but this is a great place for the more creative ones among you to let go and have fun! Write a love letter to Captain Wentworth. Write yourself into a scene with Anne and Diana. Draw a picture of yourself in Jamie’s arms. The possibilities are endless.

Be sure to post the book’s title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.

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Dearest Captain Wentworth,

I can passively read no more. I must write of how you are stealing my heart, even as you are reclaiming Anne’s. You are so true, faithful, and honorable. Even when I watched you with Louisa, fearful that you would fall under that silly girl’s spell, knowing in my heart that you could only belong with Anne, I admired the way you were so attentive to all the women around you. When your sister and brother-in-law met your walking party, you saw that Anne was tired and assisted her into their carriage. When Louisa insisted in jumping off every wall in her vicinity, you blamed yourself when she fell, although she had only herself and her childish ways to blame. When you came to Bath for the express purpose of seeking out Anne, you stood aside when you thought she had an understanding with Mr. William Elliott, thinking you left Anne free to pursue her happiness at the cost of your own. Your devotion to Anne–the quiet, sensible, easily-overlooked woman whose inward worth is that of ten of her peers–shows a discerning mind not easily swayed by pretty faces or insincere ways. As soon as you realized that Anne was unattached, you wrote her a letter expressing your true and lasting love that has been immortalized and that can never be matched. Women the world over and throughout time will love you because of that letter. You belong with Anne, but you have stolen a small piece of my heart as well.

Ever yours,

Who did you connect with this week? It does not have to be a Jane Austen character. Write a post, click the Mr. Linky logo, and link up!

Check out Book Rat today to see a pertinent “Dear Jane” letter. I think you’ll like it! Thanks to Misty for hosting Jane in June! I’m excited to see everyone get their Jane-love on!

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  1. I'm so glad you all liked my letter! I must admit I felt a bit like a freak writing a love letter to a fictional character while my husband was sitting next to me on the couch. Luckily, he gets it.

  2. I need to read Persuasion (shocking I know I have only read P&P) but I know the story and love the BBC drama, I haven't seen the more recent one sadly.

    I love this idea for a meme JG really thought provoking.

  3. I sent in my Jane character. ^^ I've always loved that letter, but Knightly's declaration beats it for me ~o^


  4. No Jane Austen character for me as I barely know any.
    don't know this one either I must confess

  5. I skimmed because I haven't read this yet but I wanted to say: Hooooray! More Jane in June 🙂

  6. Aww… what a sweet and touching letter. I love Persuasion. It is such a beautiful novel. I'm an old romantic. Great post and finally a book I have actually read!

  7. (oh, and I'm THRILLED you're going to start the Amelia Peabody series. Make sure and tell me what you think of her!)

  8. I love this letter JG, great job 🙂

    You hit basically every point that makes us girls swoon over Captain Wentworth, it was so fun to read!

  9. +JMJ+

    Captain Wentworth's letter must be in the Top Five most romantic love letters ever written! <3 I think this tribute to him is perfect. =D

  10. Oh, such a beautiful letter back to Captain Wentworth! <3 Will be sure to charm him 😀

    Great post!

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