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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lady Jayne Disappears - Joanna Davidson Politano

My Rating
"Fiction is truth...in a pretty wrapping." (More info)

About the Book
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 house guest, 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.
Why you should read this book in 10 words or less              Author with a secret identity. Unsolved disappearance. Victorian. Debtor's prison.
My Thoughts






"Author with a secret identity." (No, not Joanna*) I think I could just leave it at that and call it a day. But in all seriousness, a bookish person reading a book about a bookish person (several really), who is secretly an author....throw in a dashing hero, an unsolved disappearance, and characters who you love and love to hate and it's the epitome of every bookworm's fantasy.

*At least I don't THINK Joanna has a secret identity....hmmm....I wonder....

Lady Jayne Disappears explores a part of history that is not touched on much by modern day authors. Debtor's prison. Charles Dickens wrote extensively about the poor in his time, but his contemporaries failed to believe the truth of his words. Joanna brings to light again the horrors that people had to face on a daily basis. It is heartbreaking and eye opening to witness.

Set in Victorian England, this story will suck you in and hold you under its spell.  Even after the final words are read, the heart of the book will stay with you. God did not create you to conform to the people around you. He has called you to stand as the only YOU there is. So relish in that freedom and be yourself! 

While there is so much more about this book that i could say, I shall leave you with the wise words of Nathaniel Droll, "A good book will enable you to both lose yourself and find yourself."


Promo Graphic not owned by Bookworm Mama
I received a complimentary copy of Lady Jayne Disappears. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


Read the First Line HERE!

Come back Monday for an exciting interview with Joanna & a special GIVEAWAY!!!



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 debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, released October 3 from Revell. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com.


Many thanks to Canva for providing an AMAZING program for me to design all these beautiful graphics. Book covers, publisher/tour logos, and author pictures not owned by me. All other graphics created by Bookworm Mama with public domain photos on Canva unless stated otherwise. 



4 comments:

  1. I just loved reading Lady Jayne Disappears! You captured it's essence wonderfully!

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  2. This book sounds so good! I want it!

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    1. Don't miss the giveaway Monday! I think you will love it!

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