A Letter To Captain Wentworth; As Written in This Jewish Regency Romance, by Mirta Ines Trupp

A Letter To Captain Wentworth; As Written in This Jewish Regency Romance, by Mirta Ines Trupp

For those of us who have read Austen’s Persuasion, there can be no doubt. Captain Wentworth’s letter to Miss Anne Elliot is exquisite. It is a pivotal moment which brings tears to our eyes and returns hope to our bruised hearts. But have you ever given any thought to what might have occurred before the good captain returned to England?

The man was distraught! He was possessed by bitterness, regret, and a profound sense of grief. Did he pour out his heart? Did he attempt to contact his one true love and see if he could secure her trust and affections? No. No, he did not.

The brave and battle-born sea captain dug in his heals and refused to give quarter! When he finally returns to England, he shows Anne Elliot no mercy and our hearts cry on her behalf. It’s not until the very end of the story that our injured souls truly begin to heal, and that is principally due —in my humble opinion—to Austen’s finest work: Captain Wentworth’s letter.

But what brought on the change in his behavior?

In “Celestial Persuasion,” Miss Abigail Isaacs and Captain Wentworth are thrown into a relationship that would have been considered quite rare during the Regency era. In fact, they become correspondents—pen pals, if you will, thanks to Jonathan Isaacs’ plotting and planning.

Abigail undergoes a series of trials; and as we usually discover in novels such as these, our protagonist finds her way through some dark and troubling times. Along the way, she shares her thoughts and experiences with her new friend. In her final letter, Abigail speaks from the heart. She urges the captain home to England and back to his Anne. It remains to be seen if he was easily persuaded…

Take a peek at this short video. I’d like to think that Miss Abigail’s words of encouragement had some affect. What say you?





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March 25, 2022 11:47 AM

Enjoyed the video.

Caryl Kane
Caryl Kane
March 24, 2022 5:53 PM

Mirta, I’m all astonishment!

J. W. Garrett.
J. W. Garrett.
March 18, 2022 8:28 PM

Lovely video, Mirta. I adored your book and the friendly counsel that influenced our dear Captain into changing tack [pun intended] and sent him on a quest seeking his HEA. Heavy sigh. I loved how your story seamlessly dove-tailed with Austen’s Persuasion. I’m sorry I’m late posting a comment. Blessings.

Kirstin Odegaard
March 18, 2022 1:08 PM

Great video! Loved Abigail’s last line of advice. (And the British accent was a nice touch.) I like this idea of exploring Wentworth’s thoughts before he returned to Anne (and drove us all nuts for a few hundred pages until that last swoon-worthy letter).

Charmaine M
Charmaine M
March 18, 2022 12:42 PM

Love the letter!!! I think that if you are a man, like Wentworth, at sea at that time period in history (i.e. being in the Navy & facing one’s mortality on a daily basis), With the ‘celestial’ sky everywhere around you, and in the middle of the ocean, on those quiet nights, when one cannot sleep…you would have time to ponder on your friend’s words and advice and reflect back on all that happened with Anne, to review one’s character and your part in those events…you might just have a shift in thinking…without even knowing it.

Thanks for the letter…I love the audio!

cindie snyder
cindie snyder
March 18, 2022 10:16 AM

I would think they had an effect on him! They were quite beautiful words.

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