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.
My Review: Lady Jayne disappears, is a captivating, mystery, romance story that truly was hard to put down. The author immediately pulls you into the story with her writing., twisting plots and really keeping the audience entertained.
I couldn't wait to see what happened to Lady Jayne, and what would happen to Miss Harcourt. The storyline focuses on Miss Harcourt as she struggles to survive in the upper society of London while trying to keep her identity secret and solving the mystery of what happened to Lady Jayne.
I was fascinated by Aurelie’s character. She had the loving, helping, a selfless attitude which was entirely contradictory of her family at Lynhurst Manor. It was interesting to follow her growth as she familiarized to the family, how she tried not to fall into the ways of society; that is pleasing others and pride is more important that Godly morals and thinking of others. We watch as Aurelie struggles to hold on to her values; How tough must it have been to go from penniless to having anything you wanted?
Lady Jayne Disappears is a well-done debut, I certainly look forward to reading more from this author.
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