I have to admit that as far as these novels go, I have been disappointed with Grange’s diaries because I don’t see much more than what is really already there in Jane Austen’s books. The biggest allure of reading such novels is getting something more, something ’tasty’ from the other side, some tidbits that make us love our romantic heroes even more than we already do, something...that we don't know already. That doesn’t happen in these books (I have read two other diaries). What did happen out of the ordinary in this book is a prelude, which is a nice change from what I have already read by Amanda Grange. This prelude really was written very well, and for that alone I would recommend this book to fans of Jane Austen's Persuasion.