Lady Jayne Disappears Read Online Free - When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company.
When Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother's disappearance--and perhaps even her father's death.
Author Joanna Davidson Politano's stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight readers with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.
|Title||:||Lady Jayne Disappears|
|Number of Pages||:||411 pages|
December 28, 2017
"Fiction was not always a lie, but a truth told in parallel to real life. A pill of advice disguised in an easy-to-swallow tale."
And there's a tale to be told here. A tale of fathers and daughters and the written word.
Death knocks softly on the wooden door of Debtor's Prison. Aurelie Harcourt's...
August 21, 2017
4.5 stars TOP PICK
December 21, 2017
Did you see that? Do you see what I did here? I'm giving this book 5 stars. That, my friends, is a rarity. I admit it. I'm a jaded reader, so I don't pass out the ol' fiver very easily.
But sweet, precious heavens . . . this book was so worth it.
The story is captivating. The setting made me feel a...
October 30, 2017
I have to admit, I took a chance on this book because the cover is so delightfully interesting! I found the mystery engaging and interesting, though Aunt Eudora's continued keeping of secrets was annoying to me as well as to the heroine. The descriptions of the prison and the country hou...
January 13, 2018
I enjoyed this English historical romance with mystery and lots of unexpected twists and turns. I listened to the audio version, and it had an excellent English narrator, but I think I would've enjoyed it even more if I'd read the paperback version so I could slow down a bit and keep all the char...
December 21, 2017
Full review on Faithfully Bookish
"A well-written book always revealed the complex truth about its characters, but more than anything, the basic truth about its author" p. 326
Lady Jayne Disappears is masterfully written and completely captivating. Each page is an indulgence of beautiful words, eve...
October 07, 2017
I really love the cover of this book and feel it sets the tone for the story inside. I enjoyed the uniqueness of this books and the skill it took for the author to weave in all the elements through the book.
October 09, 2017
About this book:
“When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welc...
November 30, 2017
Review coming soon.
//R E V I E W//
This book was an exhibition of craftsmanship that I have not seen in a long time. The beautiful descriptions, glorious word pictures and the even more amazing, twisting plot make this a masterpiece.
The overall story was incredible with a plot that twists in...
October 22, 2017
Lady Jayne Disappears is both a surprise and a delight of a debut novel. Joanna Politano’s writing reminded me of a delicious mix of Siri Mitchell and Sandra Byrd, two authors whose novels I love. In tone, it is mysterious, a touch Gothic, and unique – something that can only be claimed as Polita...