Don’t you just love discovering new favorite authors? Well, I think I just found another favorite of mine in Joanna Davidson Politano! Within minutes of starting “Lady Jayne Disappears” I knew I was in for an adventure and it took me far beyond my expectations. Friends, this is a beautiful story I highly recommend.

My heart instantly connected with Aurelie and her writing ways. Her compassion and honesty made her a beautiful heroine, inside and out. The secretive house and its complicated residents added great tension to the story. And the romance was so….. romantic. 😉 I loved how one houseguest offered our leading lady his honesty and friendship. He was a light in the shadows of Lynhurst Manor.

From the cover to the last page, the mystery follows you. I could not read fast enough to satisfy my curiosity. I stayed up way too late reading and got up the next day and finished it. It’s THAT good! 😉

I loved the aspect of Nathaniel Droll and how everyone is trying to figure out who he is. And there were so many quotes worth highlighting. There were several perfect twists too.

I can’t wait to read more by this author. Her storytelling is unique, fresh, and captivating. Undoubtedly, “Lady Jayne Disappears” is one of my favorites of 2017.

I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.




Lynhurst Manor is a house built on secrets . . . and the arrival of Aurelie Harcourt might reveal them all.

When Aurelie Harcourt’s father dies suddenly, he leaves her just two things: his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll, and his wealthy family–who want very little to do with her.

As Aurelie struggles to find a home with her father’s family and learn the rules of society, she relishes in his parting gift–the beginning of his last story. The story she always wanted to hear, about her mother’s mysterious disappearance from the home where she now lives. To complete the novel, she’ll have to extract clues from relatives–and one enigmatic houseguest–who often seem reluctant to give them up.

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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 manuscript for Lady Jayne Disappears was a finalist for several contests, including the 2016 Genesis Award from ACFW, and won the OCW Cascade Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. 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. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan and shares stories that move her at