The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

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"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 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 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."--p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2013.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780425253366
0425253368
Call Number: JAMES
Characteristics: 416 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Manuscripts -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Mystery fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Treasure troves -- Fiction.
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction.

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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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