MISSING MANUSCRIPT OF JANE AUSTEN

MISSING MANUSCRIPT OF JANE AUSTEN

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Samantha McDonough cannot believe her eyes or her luck when she discovers, tucked inside a 200 year old book of poetry, a letter almost certainly written by Jane Austen. The letter offers a clue to what could be one of the most important literary events of modern times: an undiscovered novel by Jane Austen. Discovering the manuscript in the centuries-old home of the handsome yet stern Anthony Whitaker, Samantha finds herself immediately absorbed in the story of a young woman on the verge of discovering the bittersweet truths of life and love.
ISBN: 9780425253366
Branch Call Number: PB FICTION

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List - Just Jane
WVMLlibrarian Apr 22, 2013

Our heroine - an American librarian, the missing manuscript - in a Devonshire manor house and Anthony Wickham - the handsome owner - all ingredients for Janeite romance.


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minerva Mar 31, 2015

An ok read. Very similar to the Pink Carnation series, but not really as well written. The 'manuscript', while entertaining, contained far too much anachronistic language to be believable as Austen, and the plot was closer to Heyer.

Another_Opinion Nov 04, 2014

Didn't pass the 50 page test for me.

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VPLlen
Jan 09, 2014

I enjoy most things that remind me of Jane Austen's work. The story within the story was a bit of a cheesefest and it was the ultimate far fetched fantasty find (missing manuscript) but I did like the characters and the adventure of it.

libbuff Feb 05, 2013

This was better than I thought it might be. Most books that dare to emulate Jane Austen are not very good. But this one (or two, should I say) kept my attention. I actually liked the book within the book best. Great fun!

debwalker Jan 04, 2013

Discover: An Austen scholar unearths a lost manuscript in an English manor house, with the help of the house's handsome owner.
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