The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James

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The minute I saw the letter, I knew it was hers. There was no mistaking it: the salutation, the tiny, precise handwriting, the date, the content itself, all confirmed its ancient status and authorship…

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.
 

About Syrie James

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Syrie James is the author of the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen as well as the award-winning, Audie-nominated The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte, Nocturne, and Dracula, My Love. You can visit her online at www.syriejames.com.Ryan M. James is a video-game developer and film director. You can visit him online at www.ryanmjames.com.
 
Published December 31, 2012 by Berkley. 433 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The manuscript, entitled The Stanhopes, is found in a secret compartment, and Sam and Anthony sit down to read the novel in its entirety, along with the reader.

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An American librarian discovers a never-published Jane Austen manuscript.

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While visiting England, American librarian and Jane Austen fan Samantha McDonough buys a dusty, ancient book of poetry containing a hidden letter penned by Austen.

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The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen is a book within a book, featuring a modern heroine who finds a previously undiscovered Austen book.

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The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen is a book within a book, featuring a modern heroine who finds a previously undiscovered Austen book.

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Inquiring readers, this rather serious topic of British slave ownership plays a role in Jane Austen’s world and her novels.

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While in Oxford, England, Samantha McDonough buys a very old book of poetry and finds secreted inside a partial letter that discusses a lost manuscript and a home called Greenbriar. A former Oxford grad student specializing in Jane Austen, though she never got her degree, Samantha is positive the...

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