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ISBN:0985853719
Author: Kimberly Truesdale
ISBN13: 978-0985853716
Title: My Dear Sophy
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Toast & Tea Publications (July 6, 2012)
Pages: 232

My Dear Sophy by Kimberly Truesdale



WHAT I LOVED: The Backstory: In this novel Kimberley Truesdale takes readers to a village they never visited before (the peaceful and hardworking town of Milverton in Somerset) and introduces them to Dr. Wentworth, Edward Wentworth, Reverend Croft and Mrs. Croft. I found the village and these new characters to be filled with charm and personality.

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Kimberly Truesdale is a writing and literature teacher currently living in Ohio. She has a line from The Great Gatsby tattooed on her arm and has worn out at least five copies of Anne of Green Gables. Kimberly has written many academic papers over the years, but this is her first novel. Kim hopes to take Sophy and Connie on many more adventures across the oceans of the world. I absolutely loved this book, as you can see from my Goodreads status updates. Despite knowing from the start who the couple was and that they would have the HEA, Kim still managed to keep me in suspense. My Dear Sophy is a sweet, charming story of Sophia Wentworth, Fredrick Wentworth's older sister (of Jane Austen's Persuasion). It's a beautiful telling of how she met and fell in love with Captain Croft. Life for Sophy is slipping by.

Sophy is a well-fleshed heroine whose intelligence and responsible nature absolutely won me over. When she's torn between choosing two paths in life, her dilemna feels genuine because both suitors are engaging - though ultimately Croft has, of course, the edge, and when he proposes to her, it's with all the knowledge that Sophy is his equal in every way and I loved their reasons for being together. When the opportunity to marry the handsome and attentive young curate who's just moved into the next town presents itself, Sophy is tempted by a life of pleasant repetitions and obligations, a life that will keep her at the center of the town and the community she loves so much.

About book: The watering can Sophy used in her small backyard garden was empty. She huffed and set it down heavily. The can made a satisfying clatter. Sophy exclaimed aloud. Can nothing go right today? She stomped back over to her flowers and drenched them with more water than they would need all week. But Sophy hardly noticed. Her thoughts were very far away. Fifteen miles away, in fact.

by Kimberly Truesdale. Twenty-three year old Sophia Wentworth lives a quiet life in the small country town of Milverton. Here she helps her Papa, the town doctor, visits with her friends, and attempts – usually unsuccessfully – to keep her younger brothers Edward and Frederick out of trouble

Storyteller and teacher with a number of very nerdy tattoos and a penchant for classic literature and history. Here she helps her Papa, the town doctor, visits. Crossing Promises (Cross Creek Book 3). by Kimberly Kincaid.

Books by Kimberly Truesdale. by Kimberly Truesdale. Publisher: Indie Jane Press.

Sophy Wentworth loves her life in sleepy Milverton... Twenty-three year old Sophia Wentworth lives a quiet life in the small country town of Milverton. Here she helps her Papa, the town doctor, visits with her friends, and attempts – usually unsuccessfully – to keep her younger brothers Edward and Frederick out of trouble. When the opportunity to marry the handsome and attentive young curate who's just moved into the next town presents itself, Sophy is tempted by a life of pleasant repetitions and obligations, a life that will keep her at the center of the town and the community she loves so much. Until a stranger arrives... Captain Conrad Croft grew up in Milverton, where his father is the rector. He has spent the past fourteen years traveling the world with the British Navy. On a surprise visit home, Conrad meets Sophia – who was just eight years old when he left. He becomes intrigued by this woman, the silent core of strength for the entire town. When his attempts to draw her out succeed, Conrad discovers an intelligent, witty, strong woman who might just be his perfect match. He only has to convince her of it before he sails away again. Fifteen years before the events of Jane Austen's Persuasion, this is the story of how the Admiral and Mrs. Croft first meet.
Reviews: 7
Global Progression
This fantastic prequel to Persuasion follows the story of Sophy Wentworth and Captain Croft-Captain Wentworth's sister and brother-in-law.

In Persuasion, the Crofts delight us as being one of the few functional marriages found in Austen. They are a genuinely happy pair whose personalities and temperaments make them well-suited for each other. But of course, there was a time before they met-how did their relationship start?

Travel back a few years to when Admiral Croft was a young Captain, on leave in England for the first time in 14 years. He goes home to the sleepy town of Milverton, where he meets Sophy Wentworth, the doctor's daughter. The two are thrown together quite often in the week that passes, and that mutual affection we admire so much in Persuasion is immediately evident.

In a way, the story of My Dear Sophy is about Sophy's choice-not the classic Sophie's Choice, but a choice she has to make. Though the sparks between her and Connie are obvious, he is not the only man interested in marrying her. The local curate has declared his interest as well, and in many ways, he's a better match for Sophy. He represents security and family, for if she marries him, she will never have to leave her home in Milverton.

Like Anne Eliot, she is aware that life as a Naval captain's wife will not be easy. In truth, the stories mirror each other. Both women are faced with the choice of marrying the sailor they love and suffering the whims of the Navy their whole lives, or letting him go. Under the influence of her family, Anne lets Wentworth go. As a stronger-minded character and with her family's full support, Sophy chooses Connie over the stability a curate could provide.

I absolutely loved this book, as you can see from my Goodreads status updates. Despite knowing from the start who the couple was and that they would have the HEA, Kim still managed to keep me in suspense. There were times when I actually wondered how it would all work out.

Both Connie and Sophy were delightful characters to read, and completely in keeping with the older versions we know of them from Persuasion. We have the additional fun of seeing a young Frederick Wentworth and watching him first become enamored with the sea. He too was as much like our beloved Captain as you can expect a boy of 15 to be.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good Regency, another taste of Austen, or just a lovely romance.
Heri
Persuasion is such a powerful story of love lost, bittersweet memories, and hoping when all hope is lost. In the midst of such a story are characters that are delightfully engaging and bring light and heartwarming moments. Two of these are the hero's older sister and her husband who are the catalysts that bring about the second chance. Admiral and Mrs. Croft who are a middle aged couple settling into a life of peace after Napoleon is defeated the first time. They are so in love, loving toward her brother, and genuinely kind. But how did it all begin? I was thrilled to discover that someone chose to answer that question and gave the Crofts their own story that stayed true to who they become.

Sophy Wentworth is a dutiful daughter to widowed doctor, a caring sister to two brothers on the cusp of manhood, a dependable helper to many, an attentive listener, and she feels affection and contentment- well with the exception when her active younger brothers brangle and argue their way through each day. Sophy even imagines herself in love with the local curate who tutors her brothers. Life seems well along on its straight and predictable path. Then do to a bit of excitement caused by Freddie, she encounters Captain Conrad Croft, son of her good friends the Rev. and Mrs. Croft. For the first time, someone really sees Sophy and not just who she is in regard to what roles she plays. Confusion sets in as she develops fast and hard feelings for a man who is returning to duty soon even as she contemplates the feelings she already has for a man who seems perfect for her in every way.

Captain Conrad Croft or 'Connie' as he is to those he considers near and dear has been away at sea and away from his home for fourteen years. With a chance due to his ship putting in for repairs, he returns home to surprise his family. It is he who receives the surprise when he is brought up short by lovely, fun-loving Sophia Wentworth. She is easy in his presence and treats him to friendly, spirited conversation along with one deeply moving one. She is all that he would want, but then he realizes that she is also someone he cannot have. She already has a serious suitor and beyond that he must return to his ship which is no life for a woman. Even as he thinks that, he also dreams and regards Sophy as more than a friend. Could he ask it? Would she give up her comfortable life for hardship and adventure with him?

The story is gently paced and told from alternate points of view between Sophy and Connie. It is a slow-paced story of thoughtful reflection giving a feel for the historical period, the setting, the characters within the setting and the plot. The author was clearly careful to research Persuasion and comb for hints to the early years of the Wentworth family and Admiral Croft because I definitely believed that this could have been their early story.

Sophy and Connie are mature, sensible people. They are likeable with few flaws. Their growth in this story was more that of deciding to go with the sure thing or take a chance for something better.

The love story is sweet and there is a love triangle aspect. The scenario worked for me and the resulting conflict this caused was just the right amount of tension this story needed along with the sense that the clock was ticking down on opportunity since Connie was on leave for a short time. I felt that the moments that Connie and Sophy shared were precious as a result. The author painted lovely pictures of the settings whether it was the environs of Milverton or Connie's ship, but she also painted poignant scenes set against these places. The romance was very subtle, but not any less powerful and I loved it.

As an aside, I really wanted to bop both Wentworth brothers and the father on occasion for the incessant arguing and fighting. Its all part of coming of age and was funny at times, but let's just say Sophy was more patient with it than I would have been. Still, it was fun imagining that young Freddie who gets into scrapes and antagonizes his older brother and father was going to become the man who becomes a Naval Captain, wins his prizes, falls in love with a worthy lady, and pens that amazing letter.

All in all, this was a lovely, gentle historical sweet romance that I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone who loves that type of story, but most particularly lovers of Austenesque.
Keramar
My Dear Sophy is a sweet, charming story of Sophia Wentworth, Fredrick Wentworth's older sister (of Jane Austen's Persuasion). It's a beautiful telling of how she met and fell in love with Captain Croft.

Life for Sophy is slipping by. When her mother dies, she is left to help her father raise her younger brothers, Edward and Freddy. All of her friends have married, but at 23, her hopes for a husband have seemed to pass her by. Until one day, Mr. Hollingson, the young new curator starts paying her some attention. She begins to have feelings for him also - but could it be love?

Soon, Captain Conard Croft comes to town to visit his parents, he's been away 14 long years. Sophy was just a child when he left, but they immediately fall into an easy friendship. With Captain Croft, Sophy feels comfortable...she can tell him her secret thoughts, and he listens to her. Soon she begins to have strong feelings for Captain Croft, but he is leaving - going back to sea. Mr. Hollingson is here, and offering her a comfortable home and security. What can Captain Croft offer? Adventure and the unknown. Of course from Persuasion, we know whom Sophy will choose, but I was eager to know how Sophy would choose her future husband.

Argh! The frustration of the regency period! With so many people around them all the time, Captain Croft and Sophy have very little time to talk alone. And time was limited, Captain Croft would be leaving soon. How would they ever get a chance to find out how the other feels?

I loved getting to know Captain Croft and Sophy! I had really never thought much about them before. Truesdale has opened my eyes to them, and she has made me love them!!