Google+

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

If there’s one thing the wealth of Jane Austen fans want the rest of the world to know; it’s the fact that Syrie James must be the The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austenreincarnation of the prolific Austen, seeing as that her stories, writing style and absolute knowledge of Austen’s works and life, remains unparalleled.

A story within a story, this incredible novel begins with Samantha McDonough. This appealing character has currently taken a break from her librarian position back home to travel with her doctor ‘love’ across the pond so he can attend a medical conference. While her mate is busy, Samantha finds herself exploring her old stomping grounds of Oxford and thinking about what could have been different in her life if she’d decided to finish her dissertation. It is here where she stumbles across a two-hundred-year-old book of poetry, takes it back to her quaint little B&B, and comes across a hidden letter within its bindings. Her heart immediately goes into overdrive. Samantha is a huge fan of Jane Austen and she knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the letter was written in Austen’s hand and speaks of a manuscript that went missing a long time ago – a manuscript that today’s world would kill to read.

Suffice to say, through a small whirlwind of events, Samantha finds herself traveling to the location that was mentioned in Jane’s letter – Greenbriar Estate. There, she meets up with the owner – Anthony Whitaker – (handsome, charming, yet more than a little miffed about his current monetary situation now that he’s saddled with this pricey estate). Even though he’s uninterested in Samantha’s quest, when she tells him that a missing Jane Austen manuscript could mean serious cash, he immediately changes from night to day and joins the search for Jane’s lost words.

When the discovery is made Anthony and Samantha sit back and read what Austen wrote so long ago, and another world is opened up to the reader that has them falling in love with a brand new tale. Rebecca Stanhope is the heroine and is distraught when her father, the rector, is accused of stealing funds and is made to step down from his post. Who takes over? A young, rich man who is cold, impolite, more than a bit condescending at times and, yes, beyond handsome. (Remind you of anyone?)

As the missing manuscript plays out, readers not only become riveted by the powerful modern-day story between a woman who wants to share a masterpiece with the masses versus a man who wants to gather the wealth; but they also become intrigued in an ‘Austen’ world where a hero and heroine fight their own battle of wills.

Although there are Jane lovers around the world, millions of romance aficionados will go absolutely crazy over this title, and it is because of the captivating work of Syrie James. Yet again, she has delivered a tale of beauty, intelligence, romance and reality all in one stunning book. This is a novel that deserves a standing ovation, and if Jane Austen were still with us – she would be the first one to applaud!

Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

Entertainment

For movies opening January 13, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 13, 2017   BIG BUDGET FILMS The Bye Bye Man (PG-13 for terror, violence, sexuality, bloody images, mature themes, profanity, partial nudity and underage alcohol abuse) Haunted house horror flick about a diabolical, supernatural demon (Doug Jones) unwittingly unleashed by a trio of college students (Douglas … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

In the World of Fiction: The Oldies but Goodies Are Back

  In the World of Fiction: The Oldies but Goodies Are Back by Amy Lignor   Readers, 2017 has arrived. And the one thing that rises above all the other so-called ‘trends’ that publishers and book lovers are looking forward to seeing this year is one, undeniable and exciting fact: Beloved authors will step back into the limelight. Trends are odd. There are those of us who never assumed that the whole utopian word as well as dystopian … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Groundswell for Chazelle!

  Damien Chazelle The “La La Land” Interview with Kam Williams Groundswell for Chazelle! Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the Academy Award-winning Whiplash which landed five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Chazelle. The movie won a trio of Oscars in the Film Editing, Sound Mixing and Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) categories. In 2013, his short film of the same name won the Short Film … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Top Five Florida Resorts Catering to Do it Yourself Boaters

  Top Five Florida Resorts Catering to Do it Yourself Boaters By Ted Lund Summertime is adventure time for families that want to boat and fish together, and there is no better way to do that than find a resort that caters to do it yourself boaters and anglers. And no place has options like Florida. But before the family can set sail for adventure, you need to find the right boat. One of the best on the water is the Sea Chaser Hybrid Fish … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

The NFL Looks at David vs. Goliath

  The NFL Looks at David vs. Goliath by Amy Lignor   This has been one of those odd football seasons where the facts given at the beginning by those panels of “experts” that “know” a great deal about America’s favorite game, turned out to be more than a little wrong. What’s the strangest thing that just might happen when it comes to the Super Bowl? Easy to answer. It just might be that for the first time a QB who didn’t actually play for … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Spotlight on Africa

  Spotlight on Africa by Amy Lignor   As the year winds down and comes to a close, it is Africa that is receiving some headlines that call for many changes and improvements to be made in the coming years. It was Ambassador Amina Mohamed (Nairobi, Kenya) that spoke recently about the African Union Commission (AUC) and how the group must provide leadership in the coming years. After all, the nation of Africa is, in truth, the cradle … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

The Grandest New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

    The Grandest New Year’s Celebrations Around the World by Amy Lignor   Oh, yes…there are many, many places to travel in order to ring in that New Year in style. Some people have already stated that they see 2017 becoming one of the ‘best of the best’ years the world has ever seen – from technology to business to education to even “going greener” – heck, green has even been chosen as the top color of 2017. But where should you … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

2017 Will Be Green!

    2017 Will Be Green! by Amy Lignor   This statement is not a “hopeful” imagination talking; it is actually quite true. Very recently the Pantone Color Institute declared that green will most definitely be THE color for 2017. This is a company that calls themselves the “global color authority,” and states that everything from high fashion to trends will be on the green path throughout next year. So…when we look at a “green” … [Read More its Good for You...]