The Death of a Dowager (Jane Eyre Chronicles Series #2)

The Death of a Dowager (Jane Eyre Chronicles Series #2)

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by Joanna Campbell Slan
     
 

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In her classic tale, Charlotte Brontë introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. The Jane Eyre Chronicles pick up where Brontë left off, with Jane married to her beloved Edward Rochester and mother to a young son. But Jane soons finds herself having to protect those she loves…
 
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In her classic tale, Charlotte Brontë introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. The Jane Eyre Chronicles pick up where Brontë left off, with Jane married to her beloved Edward Rochester and mother to a young son. But Jane soons finds herself having to protect those she loves…
 
While extensive repairs are being made to Ferndean, their rural home, Jane and Edward accept an invitation from their friend Lucy Brayton to stay with her in London. Jane is reluctant to abandon their peaceful life in the countryside, but Edward’s damaged vision has grown worse. She hopes that time in the capital will buoy his spirits and give him the chance to receive treatment from an ocular specialist.
 
Once in London, the Rochesters accompany Lucy to the Italian Opera House. But there is more drama in the audience than on stage—Jane not only unexpectedly finds herself in the presence of King George and his mistress, Lady Conygham, she also encounters an old nemesis in the form of Lady Ingram (whose daughter, Blanche, once hoped to wed Edward herself). The aging dowager deals both Jane and Lucy a very public snub; hoping to mitigate the social damage caused by this, Lucy insists on visiting the Ingrams the next day. The visit goes poorly from the start—and ends with Lady Ingram dropping dead in the midst of taking tea. It soon becomes clear that the dowager’s death was an unnatural one, and Jane must set her considerable intelligence to the problem of solving it—and why the throne appears to have an interest …

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Praise for Death of a Schoolgirl

“A delightful chance for Bronte fans to expand their acquaintance with Jane Eyre.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“So genuine it seems like a long-lost Brontë original.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity–award winning author

“A marvelous new adventure.”—Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author

“This tasty blend of well-drawn characters and unexpected plot twists has all the rich flavor of England in the early 1820s.”—Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425253519
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Jane Eyre Chronicles Series, #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
386,982
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Death of a Schoolgirl

“A delightful chance for Bronte fans to expand their acquaintance with Jane Eyre.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“So genuine it seems like a long-lost Brontë original.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity–award winning author

“A marvelous new adventure.”—Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author

“This tasty blend of well-drawn characters and unexpected plot twists has all the rich flavor of England in the early 1820s.”—Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

Meet the Author

Joanna  Campbell Slan is the Agatha Award–nominated author of over twenty books. She grew up in a small town in Indiana, where she read and reread her two favorite books, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Jane Eyre. After traveling the world and living in England, she now divides her time between homes in McLean, Virginia, and on Jupiter Island, Florida. 

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