Monday, December 12, 2011

Jane And The Unpleasantness At Scargrave Manor - Stephanie Barron

Summary of the book:

For everyone who loves Jane Austen...a marvelously
entertaining new series that turns the incomparable
author into an extraordinary sleuth!

On a visit to the estate of her friend, the young and
beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave,
Jane bears witness to a tragedy. Isobel's husband—a
gentleman of mature years—is felled by a mysterious
and agonizing ailment. The Earl's death seems a cruel
blow of fate for the newly married Isobel. Yet the
bereaved widow soon finds that it's only the beginning
of her she receives a sinister missive
accusing her and the Earl's nephew of adultery—and
murder. Desperately afraid that the letter will expose
her to the worst sort of scandal, Isobel begs Jane for
help. And Jane finds herself embroiled in a perilous
investigation that will soon have her following a
trail of clues that leads all the way to Newgate
Prison and the House of Lords—a trail that may well
place Jane's own person in the gravest jeopardy.

My first review since being sick! I'm SUPER excited!
This book was given to me by a relative who has the same taste in books as me and knew I LOVED to read. I was given this book in the beginning of November but was not able to read it till now. But now that I can read I will continue my reviews!

This book definitely caught my attention with the fact that Jane Austen is the main character! I'm a HUGE Janeite. This book is like you're reading Jane Austens journal! It's so fascinating! I loved this book! It kept me intrigued throughout the entire book! First I'd think it was this person then this person and ends up being the person you'd never suspect! It's so Jane Austenish! I felt like I was reading one of Jane's books! And throughout the book there's Editor's Notes that helps you understand some of the things mentioned in the book. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves Jane Austen books. You'll be in for a treat!

Emily's Rating For This Book:

On another note, thank you all so much for the prayers sent my way for my health! I am doing MUCH better. I'm still ALWAYS tired but that's expected. I'm doing rehab exercises to help me gain my strength back. My back is healing, it does not hurt all the time anymore only if I pick up something heavy or bend to much. I have been able to leave the house! For two weeks now I've been able to make the trip to church on Wednesday and am able to stay the entire time! I have been keeping a count of how many days I've been able to go without having to go in for a spinal tap. It's been 22 days! I'm praying to go for WAY more than that. I know that in the future I will have to go back eventually because this condition does not go away. I'll live with this my entire life. But God is good and I know He will protect me.

My next book will be Death By Darjeeling by Laura Childs!


Gwendolyn Gage said...

Great book review, Emily! I love Jane Austen novels, and I'll have to give this one a try. :-) I'm so glad you're doing better. I will continue to pray for you. God holds you in the palm of His hands and He is protecting you!

Emily said...

Thanks Gwendolyn!