Title: Lady Jayne Disappears
Author: Joanna Davidson Politano
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Another amazing book by Joanna Politano, she is currently one of my favorite authors. All three of her beautiful books pulled me in and kept me engaged until the last page. I have so enjoyed each of her books! I am so glad that I happened upon A Rumored Fortune.
There are so many things I love about this book! Let’s start with the names, Aurelie, Juliette, Eudora, Glenna and Garamond. They all seemed to really fit their characters. I loved that Joanna used very few common names. Whenever I read a book about a Sarah, Rachel or Elizabeth, I wish that the author had been a bit more creative. Afterall why not come up or give your characters fun names! It was refreshing to have some interestingly named characters.
The name Lady Jayne Disappears immediately made me curious. What made the title even more interesting was that Aurelie’s novel shared the same title. Very rarely have I read a read a book that’s title shares the title of the story being written within the book. Lady Jayne Disappears‘ cover is so mysterious, in a way, and beautiful.
I enjoyed the mystery surrounding Aurelie’s parents. It was in many ways a surprising story. I was in some ways disappointed by how Aurelie’s parents’ story ended but it worked for this book somehow.
The romance element of this story in some ways felt unremarkable. For some reason it felt like an afterthought to me.The romance honestly was not needed and didn’t really add much to the story for me. All that said, I am glad that Aurelie and Silas ended up together, since I love both characters.
I loved the excerpts of Nathaniel Droll’s Lady Jayne Disappears! It really added to the story.
“Lady Jayne dreamed endlessly of escaping to something different, of living a fascinating and dramatic life – until she did.” – Nathaniel Droll
I hope that you enjoyed this review! Have you read this book? Do you want to read it now? What have you been reading lately?