Saturday, 18 November 2017

Fall Reads: Lady Jayne Disappears

Revell; 416 pages; $14.99; Amazon

Now available from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is the historical mystery novel Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano.

Set in Victorian England in 1861, the novel centers on Aurelie Harcourt, a young woman who inherits very little from her late father, except for his pen name, Nathaniel Droll, as well as his wealthy relatives that she has never met before the funeral. 

Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, which she would publish under his pen name. The story is about her mother's mysterious disappearance from their family's home years ago. To finish the story, she will have to unravel the mystery of what happened to her mother, which involves extracting clues from her relatives. 

Final Thoughts 

I love the cover art on this title, as it gives off an Agatha Christie vibe. As for the book itself, I really enjoyed reading it. You never know what you're going to get from a new author, but I'm impressed with Joanna Davidson Politano's writing style. The main character, Aurelie Harcourt, is very likeable, and I easily connected with her. The mystery plot is intriguing, and all the dialogue is well-done.

Overall, Lady Jayne Disappears is a well-written historical mystery novel with several twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I highly recommend it other readers.

*Note - I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Joanna Davidson Politano is a freelance writer and debut novelist who spends as much time as possible spinning tales that capture the exquisite details of ordinary lives. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan. Learn more at

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