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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Syrie James Narrator: Justine Eyr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/18/2014

    " I found this a interesting concept... a book within a book. The weird thing was that I loved reading the newly discovered novel but really had a harder time with the main frame of the story which was still well written but just not as enjoyable or interesting to me, mainly because it seemed to be a little too predictable. Having said that, I enjoyed how the two stories mirrored each other at times and found that I read through this quickly because I couldn't wait to find out what was in store for both of the heroines. A quick and easy read that has now put me in the mood for reading some Jane Austen! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patty | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoyed the Lost Memoirs, but this one fell short for me. Predictable and trite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Krista Mercer | 1/21/2014

    " Another Austenesque quick read, this one concerning a "missing" manuscript. The Austen "novel within the novel" was engaging and certainly in the Austen style. Unfortunately I found the modern-day protagonist, Samantha McDonald, less appealing. Not only did she could off a touch fickle in regard to her relationships with men, but her attitude towards her job struck an unattractive chord. If only all us liberal arts-types could find an archives job so easily! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/7/2014

    " Loved the book... particularly the layers of stories offered by the author. "

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