Lady Jayne Disappears, by Joanna Davidson Politano, published by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2017, 412 pages.
I have often tried to create a story that was within or attached to another story and write the two stories run in tandem with each other.
Politano has done so successfully … and tied it up nicely in the end.
Aurelie Harcourt finds herself fatherless and homeless, sent to the dark Lynhurst Manor, which turns out to be darker than the debtors prison where she grew up. Her luggage for the short trip: a few trunks filled with books … or rather, notebooks (shh!).
Without giving too much away, Aurelie moves from one prison to another, the contents of her trunks, and her faith, her only solace.
Each chapter begins with a quote from a book called “Lady Jayne Disappears,” by an author named “Nathaniel Droll.” As the novel progresses, the story and this mysterious book become more and more entwined.
Lots of mystery and a page turner, I totally recommend this book for a week-long winter storm.
For more information on the author go to https://jdpstories.com/ … she has some good stories to share …
I received this book from Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review.