Trailer ↠´ Jane and the Ghosts of Netley PDF by ¾ Stephanie Barron

Trailer ↠´ Jane and the Ghosts of Netley PDF by ¾ Stephanie Barron Jane Austen, Secret Agent, Is Despatched To Netley Lodge To Investigate Suspicions About The Mysterious Sophia Challoner Is Mrs Challoner Really A Bonapartist Agent As Conspiracy Gathers Around Jane, The Young Novelist Is Put To The Ulitmate Test Is She Ready To Die For Her Country This series goes from strength to strength I suspected the malefactor almost immediately, but the suspense of shifting loyalties kept me spellbound until the heartbreaking ending I almost cried.
It is the fall of 1808 and Jane Austen and her family are in mourning after the sudden death of Elizabeth Lizzy Austen, the elegant and enchanting thirty five year old wife of Jane s elder brother Edward and mother of eleven children To entertain the two eldest boys while they stay with her in Southampton, Jane takes them rowing up the Solent to the ruins of Netley Abbey, a Cistercian monastery long abandoned and now a picturesque ruin worthy of a Radcliffe Gothic novel, resplendent with tales of ghosts haunting its halls Startled by a dark figure lurking in the shadows, Jane is called to immediately attend her friend aboard a Royal Naval vessel anchored nearby It is an unusual request, but she cannot refuse any summons by the Gentleman Rogue Yes, Gentle Readers Lord Harold Trowbridge h

Have ever read a book whose hero or heroine is someone you found yourself relating to on a deep level Maybe you saw some of yourself in that person or someone who you wished you were Maybe that person represented a choice you made or one you wish you had or had not made Regardless, it was a character whose shoes and dress you easily slipped into to live vicariously through their journeys with them I ve long loved and admired Jane Austen and Stephanie Barron s series has afforded me with an opportunity to see things through Jane s eyes Even if it is fiction And when Jane met Lord Harold Trowbridge, I met Lord Harold Trowbridge And as Jane fell in love with him, I fell in love with him In Jane and the Ghosts of Netley we both lose the man we secretly loved and who secretly loved us, back.
A short way into this book, I told someone that this was the first of 3.
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Stephanie Barron

Trailer ↠´ Jane and the Ghosts of Netley PDF by ¾ Stephanie Barron See this thread for information.Stephanie Barron was born Francine Stephanie Barron in Binghamton, NY in 1963, the last of six girls Her father was a retired general in the Air Force, her mother a beautiful woman who loved to dance The family spent their summers on Cape Cod, where two of the Barron girls now live with their families Francine s passion for Nantucket and the New England shoreline dates from her earliest memories She grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a two hundred year old Catholic school for girls that shares a wall with Georgetown University Her father died of a heart attack during her freshman year In 1981, she started college at Princeton one of the most formative experiences of her life There she fenced for the club varsity team and learned to write news stories for The Daily Princetonian a hobby that led to two part time jobs as a journalist for The Miami Herald and The San Jose Mercury News Francine majored in European History, studying Napoleonic France, and won an Arthur W Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities in her senior year But the course she remembers most vividly from her time at Princeton is The Literature of Fact, taught by John McPhee, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker John influenced Francine s writing than even she knows and certainly than she is able to say If there were an altar erected to the man in Colorado, she d place offerings there daily He s her personal god of craft Francine spent three years at Stanford pursuing a doctorate in history she failed to write her dissertation on the Brazilian Bar Association under authoritarianism can you blame her and left with a Masters She applied to the CIA, spent a year temping in Northern Virginia while the FBI asked inconvenient questions of everyone she had ever known, passed a polygraph test on her twenty sixth birthday, and was immediately thrown into the Career Trainee program Boot Camp for the Agency s Best and Brightest Four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA were profoundly fulfilling, the highlights being Francine s work on the Counterterrorism Center s investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, and sleeping on a horsehair mattress in a Spectre era casino in the middle of Bratislava Another peak moment was her chance to debrief ex President George Bush in Houston in 1993 But what she remembers most about the place are the extraordinary intelligence and dedication of most of the staff many of them women many of whom cannot be named She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later Fifteen books have followed, along with sundry children, dogs, and houses When she s not writing, she likes to ski, garden, needlepoint, and buy art Her phone number is definitely unlisted.