“And the Maiden found her escape into books, the worlds created by the pen of some stranger who would creep into her mind and rearrange the furniture.”
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.
WOW! What an amazing stoy! I was captivated from the start! I had the pleasure of meeting Joanna last summer at a reader’s retreat! I enjoyed visiting with her. I like how she combines several different stories into one. Lady Jane Disappears is part mystery, part romace, part adventure and a whole lot of fun! I was swept into Aurelie’s world and could clearly visualize the story. I liked how Joanna weaves hope, forgiveness and second chances throughout this book. I can’t wait to read her next book!
I highly recommend this book to my family and friends!
I received this book from the publisher to review and give my honest opinion.
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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.
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