- Berkeley Trade
- ISBN: 978-0425253366
THE MISSING MANUSCRIPT
OF JANE AUSTEN
"A literary feast for Anglophiles...[with] an Austen-worthy ending."
Samantha McDonough cannot believe her eyes--or her luck. Tucked in an uncut page of a two-hundred-year-old poetry book is a letter that she believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret
a manuscript that "went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire."
Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting to be found? Could anyone resist the temptation to go looking for it?
Making her way to the beautiful, centuries-old Greenbriar estate, Samantha finds it no easy task to sell its owner, the handsome yet uncompromising Anthony Whitaker, on her wild idea of searching
for a lost Austen work--until she mentions its possible multi-million dollar value.
After discovering the unattributed manuscript, Samantha and Anthony are immediately absorbed in the story of Rebecca Stanhope, daughter of a small-town rector, who is about to encounter some bittersweet truths about life and love. As they continue to read the newly discovered tale from the past, a new one unfolds in the present--a story that just might change both of their lives forever.
ACCOLADES & ACCLAIM
"This richly imagined Jane Austen 'road novel' is such a page turner... A standout addition to the crowded archive of Austen homages." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A novel within a novel honoring what we love most about Austen: her engaging stories, her rapier wit, and her swoon worthy romance. James's pitch perfect, brilliantly crafted prose will have you enchanted and in awe of her mastery until the very last page. 5 out of 5 Regency stars!" —Austenprose
"Syrie James has surpassed herself... it'll be one of your favourite reads this year!" —My Jane Austen Book Club
"A book-within-a-book that is delightful and captivating from the very first page... I had to remind myself that it wasn't really Austen." ——Diary of an Eccentric
"A delightful novel that you simply won't want to put down...a must read for all Jane Austen enthusiasts." —Confessions of An Avid Reader
"A book a Jane Austen lover cannot miss...
this novel takes a 'possible' and turns it around
to become an absorbing and fascinating probable. Highly recommended!" —The Bookish Dame
"James weaves a magical book that readers will definitely store on their keeper shelf and read more than once."
—RT Book Reviews
"This is a novel that deserves a standing ovation, and if Jane Austen were still with us - she would be the first one to applaud!"
—The Write Companion