by Amanda Grange

October 2007
ISBN: 978-0425217719
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

Based on Jane Austenís book, Emma, this novel is seen through the eyes of Mr. Knightley through his diary.

Mr. Knightley is intrigued by Emma and her matchmaking schemes. He also does not mind her father, he is worried all the time about some such matter. He dines with them almost every night, he just can not get enough of Emma.

When he has to go to London or put out fires at his estate, he seems lost without having Emma in his sights. He even misses her father's whines. He is hard pressed when a newcomer has arrived and is paying attention to Emma. He does not understand this emotion, he has a suspicion its called jealousy. Could it be Mr. Knightley wants Emma for himself?

I was struggling to finish this book. First of all, it is written like a person's diary. I find it is very distracting when books are written in this fashion. I have read other books by Amanda Grange and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one was different. The characters were painted with a small amount of emotion. The secondary character of Emmaís father was a big distraction, with his whining and worrying throughout the book. It is not one of my favorites, but overall, a good read.

Reviewed in November 2007 by Pat.

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