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Lady Jayne Disappears
Lady Jayne Disappears | Joanna Davidson Politano
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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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oddandbookish
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This book was like Jane Eyre meets a Charles Dickens novel and I loved it. It‘s like Jane Eyre in the sense that the main character is living in a mysterious house with people above her station. Similar to a Dickens novel, this book deals with and shed light on some unsavory things about the Victorian era like debtors‘ prison.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/17/review-lady-jayne-disappears/

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CGeorge
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I enjoyed this but the ending felt really rushed.

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IolaGoulton
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PatriciaU
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The basic story is familiar - disadvantaged girl gets shipped off to unknown wealthy relatives after father's death, meets handsome but mysterious man, uncovers devastating family secret - all in a grand manor house in the English countryside. There are some heavy-handed religious overtones which put me off. All in all, a pleasant enough story but not one that I will remember.