Lady Jayne Disappears

Revell. Oct. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780800728755. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493411108. CF
OrangeReviewStarRaised in a debtor's prison, Aurelie Harcourt is sent to live with estranged wealthy relatives after her author father dies. Receiving a less than warm welcome at Lynhurst Manor, she takes up her father's pen name of Nathaniel Droll to finish his manuscript about her mother's mysterious disappearance from the estate. Despite the whispers of truth she picks up in her investigation, Aurelie soon learns that in society, deception is the norm, and begins to doubt she can ever find peace in this new environment without sacrificing all she holds dear. Still, as Aurelie's refreshingly witty and inspiring narrative reveals, hope, faith, and love eventually do shine out of the darkness.
VERDICT Fans of the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano's well-crafted debut, which was a finalist for the 2016 ACFW Genesis Award and a winner of the Georgia Romance Writers 2016 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Inspirational Romance category.
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