Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano audiobook

Lady Jayne Disappears

By Joanna Davidson Politano
Read by Justine Eyre

Blackstone Publishing 9780800728755

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538450611

  • ISBN: 9781538450604

  • ISBN: 9781538450628

Runtime: 10.86 Hours
Category: Fiction/Religious
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2018 Inspy Award for Debut Fiction

Winner of the Maggie Award for Excellent in Inspirational Romance

Finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

Finalist for the ACFW Genesis Award

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 listeners with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“More than a mystery or a romance, this debut novel-within-a-novel is a delightful combination of the two, as well as a reminder to see beyond a person’s circumstance to his heart. Witty, heartfelt and elegantly penned, the story captivates readers from the first page to the last. A vivid cast of characters…and a house full of secrets add a Bronte-esque flair to the overall atmosphere.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“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…Fans of the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano’s well-crafted debut.” Library Journal (starred review)
“In this delightful debut, a sweet romance, Politano pens a clever story-within-a-story full of Victorian intrigue and ghosts.” Booklist
"[An] artful tale of faith, class, and surprising tenderness.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Justine Eyre is engaging in her portrayal of lovely Aurelie Harcourt…Eyre’s portrayals are flawless. She expertly engages the listener, hitting every note with the perfect accent and interpretation.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Joanna Davidson Politano

Author Bio: Joanna Davidson Politano

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 debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, won the Inspy Award and the Maggie Award and as a finalist for the 2016 Genesis Award from the American Christian Fiction Writers. 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 10.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English