Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

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.


About The Author

Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her manuscript for Lady Jayne Disappears was a finalist for several contests, including the 2016 Genesis Award from ACFW, and won the OCW Cascade Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is always on the hunt for random acts of kindness, people willing to share their deepest secrets with a stranger, and hidden stashes of sweets. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com.

My Review

A book that is written in the first person, and that being said, we walk in Aurelie Harcourt’s shoes throughout the story. The author even brings us right into the debtors prison and we walk from door to door, and see the injustice of this place.
The author presents a young woman who is throw with the murder of her father into the midst of a family that wanted nothing to do with her. With money, why did they allow her and her Dad to live in the prison?
Then we are privy to who is the famous author, and we see it get rather personal, to funny, and they all want to know who is Nathaniel Droll, and guesses sure go wild!
I sure was surprised as the story unfolded and never saw a lot of what happened. A look at some of the dark side of old England, and one that a lot of aristocrats probably wouldn’t want seen, but we walk the halls and see first hand.
I received this book through Revell Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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