Book Review: Kellynch by Kwen D. Griffth

Kellynch Book coverTitle: Kellynch

Author: Kwen D. Griffeth

Genre: Jane Austen Fanfiction / Romance

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Jane Austen completed “Persuasion” in August 1816. It was to be her last book. She left us with the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth and she left them approaching “happily ever after.” What happens the day following “happily ever after?”

The story of Kellynch picks up three years after the couple married and were able to secure the Kellynch estate from Sir Walter and Cousin William Elliot agreed to waive the entailment.

It would seem all is well with the young couple, but all is not as it seems.

Kellynch is a story of deceit and treachery as well as courage and overcoming the odds. It is a story in which those who were assumed to be friends are not and where support comes from unexpected places. Love again, will, be tested in a story set against the backdrop of historical events.

Throughout the book, I have tried to remain true to the characters as Miss Austen created them. I sought to develop and introduce new characters that would meet with her approval.

Kellynch follows the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth, two characters who were facing happily ever at the end of “Persuasion”. Kellynch picks up three years after that, focusing on the young couple who just secured the Kellynch estate. Unfortunately life is not all that “happily ever after” made it out to be, friendships are tested, support comes from those least expected and love is tested one again.

It’s brave to write a sequel to a Jane Austen book, and Kwen D. Griffith doesn’t only take on the task, he succeeds at it too. He managed to make the characters believable, both as a continuation of the characters in “Persuasion” and as people living in the 1800s. The settings are described in detail, the writing is solid, and overall, it’s a very enjoyable experience to read this book.

The first chapters are a little slow, but then the pacing picked up and the rest of the story flowed nicely. Would recommend this to all Jane Austen fans.

Comments

  1. Persuasion is one of my favorite books. The characters are very dear to me. I will put this on my TBR list. Thanks for reviewing this, as I have never heard of this book.

  2. Kwen D Griffeth says:

    Thank you so much for the review. I appreciate your time and effort in the support of my book. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it.

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