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Colonel Brandon's Diary Read & Download ´ 0 ë 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 EnglanGitimate 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 Willoughb. Amanda Grange pulls me in again She's a great writer with a great feel for her source And who hasn't wanted to know about Col Brandon and the love he lost and how that all brought him and Marianne together in Sense and Sensibility Thank you Ms Grange for letting me read fan fiction with pleasure

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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. The book starts off with an 18 year old Brandon being desperately in love with his father's ward Eliza who shares his feelings Alas they cannot marry due to his greedy father's plan of marrying Eliza to his older brother Harry insteadShocked and heartbroken Brandon enlists in the army After a few years he returns to find that his brother has divorced Eliza who in turn has no choice but to rely on empty promises of other men When Brandon finds her she is dying of consumption She has a daughter also named Eliza who will become Brandon's ward and later fall under the spell of WilloughbyThis part of the book is a fairly believable account of Brandon's past As a young man he is passionate strong level headed romantic and these ualities only get refined as he gets older With Eliza settled in school Brandon returns to the army Over time he is promoted to Colonel He has inherited Delaford upon the death of his elder brother and decides to leave the army after a successful 9 year career A few years later Eliza runs away with Willoughby and the Dashwoods move into Barton Cottage So begins his love of Marianne He is besotted with her from their very first meeting Add compassionate patience to his admirable list of ualities as he waits for her to get over her infatuation with Willoughby He understands Marianne better than she herself does Being the strong silent type that he is he waits wanting to give her the world and loving her all the while When she finally does come to her senses we are left without a doubt that these two people were made for each other I closed the book feeling warm with their happinessColonel Brandon is my third favorite Austen hero and this book did not disappoint The author captured the essence of Brandon very well I liked getting a glimpse into his early years as well as his tragic first romance that would mold him into the perfect match for Marianne Captain Wentworth's Diary remains my favorite

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Colonel Brandon's DiaryEngland 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 ille. OK to begin with I just want to make a couple of things clear One – the fact that I gave this Diary four stars does not mean that it won't be worth five stars to some people; it just didn’t live up to my expectations which were admittedly high Two – the fact that some of the other Diaries are rated higher does not mean that Colonel Brandon is not my favourite Austen hero WHICH HE IS OK on a good day Henry Tilney is his eual but I don’t need to admit that do I And three – this review will contain spoilers for Sense and Sensibility but I don’t know why you would read Colonel Brandon’s Diary if you hadn’t read the original to begin with Right Now that we’ve cleared that up I can get on to actually reviewing the book From what I have observed of Amanda Grange’s writing I am of the opinion that she works best when she has a pretty good idea of what happened behind the scenes Because of course in stories like Pride and Prejudice Persuasion or Emma we essentially know from the original what must have happened behind the scenes As you will see from my other reviews of the Diaries Amanda Grange handles those back stories unbelievably well But Sense and Sensibility is a little ambiguous in its background and I think that Amanda Grange floundered slightly when faced with that challengeSo then to the first section of the book showing Brandon as a young man in love with his father’s ward Eliza I think what Amanda Grange did best in this Diary is showing us how young Brandon was still the same Brandon we’d always known but how something inside him was lost when he lost Eliza Grange does a beautiful job of showing James Brandon’s and Eliza’s time together but it felt brief and a little hurried to me The whole seuence where Eliza is taken away from Brandon was very sad yes especially as we had been shown how awful James’ father and brother were But again I didn’t feel that the parting was the heart wrenching affair it could have been with better uality and confident writingThe next section is probably the part of the book that I have the biggest problem with Grange deals with Brandon’s time in the West Indie’s with diary entries that are few and far between and seem rather superfluous only put in to briefly show the reader how James becomes friends with Sir John Middleton and puts in little bits of news that we need to know Though I do not pretend to be a better nor experienced writer than Ms Grange I would have thought that it would have been constructive to skip those intervening years and have Brandon pick up another diary upon his return to England with a longer introductory entry to catch us up on the few essentials we’ve missed I mean did we really need to know how Brandon saw an elephant Gosh how excitingThe part where Brandon finds Eliza dying in a poor house is beautifully written but again I felt it did not reach its full potential For example when Eliza died there was a very short entry something along the lines of; ”Eliza is dead She died in my arms Oh God Eliza” Yeah that was all in essence I personally felt a bit robbed at that point It would have been far powerful to have a painful beautiful sad tear ridden entry of Brandon’s an outpouring of his emotions upon her death Brandon is a very deep character and parti