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.
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Lady Jayne Disappears based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This has to be one of the best historical novels I have read! Mystery, romance, author’s journey, faith, setting, stunning phrases and descriptions. . .what is there not to like? Politano weaves words like a master and keeps you guessing. It’s a “Jane Eyre meets Sherlock Holmes” penned by Dickens daughter — or so it seems. This splendid novel will not disappoint. It will keep you enraptured until the end. . .especially if you indulge in the audiobook version!
Lady Jayne Disappears is by far one of the best historical fiction books I’ve read this year. It has a great Downton Abbey feel with a suspenseful twist. Joanna Davidson Politano does an incredible job of making the story come alive. Aurelie Harcourt is a brilliant author forced to write under a surname. In writing, Aurelie digs into her own personal longings to know her mother and discovers more than she bargained for. Silas Rotherham is the hero we can easily swoon over. He’s kind and smart and everything Aurelie shouldn’t want. Lady Jayne Disappears was a page turning story that is not easily forgotten. I look forward to Ms. Politano’s next book.