A vibrant retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Grange's sweeping epic breathes new life into another of Austen's best-loved novels.
At the age of eighteen, James Brandon's world is shattered when the girl he loves, Eliza, is forced to marry his brother. In despair, he joins the army and leaves England for the East Indies for the next several years. Upon his return, he finds Eliza in a debtor's prison. He rescues her from her terrible situation, but she is dying of consumption and he can do nothing but watch and wait. Heartbroken at her death, he takes some consolation in her illegitimate daughter, who he raises as his ward. But at the age of fifteen, his ward goes missing. Devastated by the thought of what could have happened to her, he is surprised to find himself falling in love with Marianne Dashwood. But Marianne is falling in love with the charismatic Willoughby...
Penguin Publishing Group; July 2009
- ISBN 9781101060308
- Available for download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Colonel Brandon's Diary
- Author: Amanda Grange
In The Press
"Amanda Grange's retellings of Jane Austen's novels from the point of view of the heroes are hugely popular and deservedly so."
"Amanda Grange is a writer who tells an engaging, thoroughly enjoyable story!"
-Romance Reader at Heart
"Grange hits the Regency language and tone on the head."
About The Author
Amanda Grange grew up reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer novels, which perhaps is the best preparation for a career as a romance writer. She is the author of more than 20 novels, including Mr. Knightley’s Diary and Mr. Darcy’s Diary, and lives in Cheshire, England.