Jane and the Man of the Cloth

Jane and the Man of the Cloth For everyone who loves Jane Austene second tantalizing mystery in a new series that transforms the beloved author into a dazzling sleuth Jane and her family are looking forward to a peaceful holiday i

  • Title: Jane and the Man of the Cloth
  • Author: Stephanie Barron
  • ISBN: 9780553574890
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • For everyone who loves Jane Austene second tantalizing mystery in a new series that transforms the beloved author into a dazzling sleuth Jane and her family are looking forward to a peaceful holiday in the seaside village of Lyme Regis Yet on the outskirts of town an overturned carriage forces the shaken travelers to take refuge at a nearby manor house And it is theFor everyone who loves Jane Austene second tantalizing mystery in a new series that transforms the beloved author into a dazzling sleuth Jane and her family are looking forward to a peaceful holiday in the seaside village of Lyme Regis Yet on the outskirts of town an overturned carriage forces the shaken travelers to take refuge at a nearby manor house And it is there that Jane meets the darkly forbidding yet strangely attractive Mr Geoffrey Sidmouth What murky secrets does the brooding Mr Sidmouth seek to hide Jane suspects the worst but her attention is swiftly diverted when a man is discovered hanged from a makeshift gibbet by the sea The worthies of Lyme are certain his death is the work of the Reverend, the ringleader of the midnight smuggling trade whose identity is the town s paramount mystery Now, it falls to Jane to entrap and expose the notorious Reverendeven if the evidence points to the last person on earth she wants to suspecta man who already may have won her heart.

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    1. Adoro questa serie mystery classici!La vita di Jane Austen ,presentata con dovizia di particolari,si incastra perfettamente con le vicende narrate tanto da far credere che la nostra cara Jane potesse davvero essere un'astuta investigatrice al servizio della Corona. Le descrizioni di abiti ed ornamenti nonché quelle di ambienti frequentati dai protagonisti e delle loro abitudini rispettano quello che era il 1800 inglese; inoltre le vicende narrate si incastrano perfettamente con quello che è il [...]

    2. Beside the great mystery and historical detail, Barron has a wicked sense of humorManners meet mayhem again in the second Being a Jane Austen Mystery, Jane and the Man of the Cloth. It is 1804 and Jane and her family are traveling by post chaise to Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast to escape the oppressive summer heat in Bath when their carriage is overturned and Jane’s sister Cassandra injured. Seeking help at a local estate, Jane and her family take refuge at High Down Grange and are thrown int [...]

    3. This is one intrepid Jane Austen! It is September 1804, Jane, her sister, Cassandra, Mr. and Mrs. Austen are on their way to Lyme Regis for a seaside holiday when their carriage is overturned in a storm just outside of the seaside village. Cassandra is injured and Jane heads off with the postboy to the manor house they see lighted in the distance. This is where she meets the rather rude and glowering Mr. Geoffrey Sidmouth and gives him a most scathing setdown as she seeks his help! Only Jane cou [...]

    4. Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron is a 1997 Crimeline publication.This second book in the Jane Austen mystery series charged from the gate, when an accident leaves Jane’s sister Cassandra badly injured. But, the momentum was quickly doused with too much wordy dialogue that filled pages, but left me wondering when Jane was ever going to start working on the mystery. Eventually, the pieces began to fall into place, but it took so long I seriously considered returning it to the li [...]

    5. This one earned a 4.5 from me for several reasons.Jane, a great location, a good mystery etc. And one final factor that really touched me. The relationshipbetween Jane and her father Rev. George Austen. He helpsand supports her detective efforts. Also, this book is setin Sept 1804, just 4 months before his passing in Jan. 1805.This book also has a balanced view of Mrs Austen. She seems more likethe Mrs Bennet of P&P '05, rather than P&P '95.

    6. Some two years have passed since Jane Austen had cause to exercise her fledgling detective skills on behalf of a friend - namely, Isobel, Countess of Scargrave, who, being charged with murder, found herself exonerated thanks to her friend's tireless efforts to uncover the truth of the sad circumstances surrounding her husband's death. Now Jane is bound for the coastal town of Lyme, in the company of her parents and beloved sister Cassandra, when en route their coach is overturned in a violent st [...]

    7. This is my second time reading this and I'm increasing my rating to 5 stars!!! I didn't remember how the book went, and now I can't believe I forgot such an exciting adventure (view spoiler)[and a lovely romance! I did, however, remember Lord Harold showing up at the last! :D (hide spoiler)]. It is definitely my favorite of the Jane Austen Mysteries and since it is my favorite book series, that's saying a lot! It's probably also because of the Darcy vs Wickham + Georgiana vibes!This time around [...]

    8. Another good mystery that continued to help me learn more of Regency England manners and methods. Has a "Bad Man" character who Jane is interested in and a "Good Man" character. Loved the setting in Lyme.

    9. The Being A Jane Austen Mystery Series by Stephanie Barron is a brilliant series of novels that features our beloved Jane Austen being thrust into the midst of mystery, murder and mayhem. In each novel Jane Austen uses her astute observational skills, keen understanding of human nature, and fierce determination to solve various mysteries. Each novel follows the time line of Jane Austen's career and accurately portrays true events and people from her life. This second book takes place in the year [...]

    10. The second book in Stephanie Barron's series, Jane and the Man of the Cloth, both disappointed and surprised me. I found it to be a little long-winded when it came to some of the descriptions of scenes (especially in and among the caves) and I thought there were a few too many players on the scene. Nevertheless, I found more that I liked and enjoyed about the book that far outweighed my own personal dislikes.My likes:+Mr. Sidmouth. What a great character! Mysterious and misjudged. Reminded me ve [...]

    11. real rating: 3.5I loved the writing, but the mystery was just too easy to solve and not enough romance for me.

    12. I love the Austen-like dialogue and attention to detail. The only thing I didn't like was the footnotes, but I only referred to them if I didn't understand the references in the text.

    13. At first I found this story a bit slow to start, but then I got caught up in the tale and enjoyed it a great deal. Although I have read most if not all of the Jane Austen books, I am not such a fan as to be able to speak authoritatively to the similarities between them and this book, but I suspect it is pretty authentic in tone. On top of that, the author includes editor's notes, mostly on historical points which make it seem as if it is based on Austen's letters and diaries. It takes close to h [...]

    14. Il secondo capitolo della storia mi è davvero piaciuto. Il personaggio di Jane Austen, forse grazie all’ambientazione che tanto ricorda Persuasione e alle connessioni fra romanzo e vita reale, non sembra più così nebuloso come appariva nel primo libro. In tutte le pagine del romanzo si respira aria di Persuasione, le continue visite al Cobb, la spiaggia, l’incidente iniziale accaduto a Cassandra… Continua il gioco del "chi è chi", nonostante ci siano soggetti nuovi ed originali, si fin [...]

    15. Following the events at Scargrave Manor, Jane accompanies her mother and father and beloved sister Cassandra to Lyme in Dorset. Even before they arrive at their hired cottage in the town, events conspire to bring Jane into contact with the mysterious Mr. Sidmouth, a man who clearly has secrets, and his cousin Seraphine LeFevre. At her first assembly in town, Jane also meets Captain Fielding, who has no good words for her about Mr. Sidmouth, whom he declares to be one of the most notorious rogues [...]

    16. Once again, I enjoyed the world around Austen and felt as immersed as ever in the time period. However, the story in this book really dragged on for me. It started quick enough, with a dangerous accident on the road followed by the presence of a mysterious rogue to aid them. But nothing seemed to happen for the next 2/3rds of the book, aside from stolen glances and hinted at attractions - until at last, a true crime was committed. But by then, I just wanted to get the book over with.I will say t [...]

    17. I liked this much better than the first novel. It's an enjoyable read and the mystery this time is better developed and more interesting.I'm still not convinced that Jane Austen and Agatha Christie should be mixed and I'm also not convinced that some of the things that are mentioned are what would have been permissable in society at that time. But historical fiction is usually not historically correct and it's done well enough that it is not glaringly obvious.I might read this again some time.

    18. I love all of the historical detail in these mysteries, including the footnotes. I love that Jane is intelligent and perceptive. And I love that Jane faces her emotions and relationships in her situation in life. Makes me want to write in my own journal, though I could never write as much as Jane!

    19. A fantastic second installment to the series. This book works in elements of the French Revolution into the plot, educating the reader about the events that were so prominent in Austen's day. While this book was purely entertaining, I love the way the author sneaks in historical facts and tidbits along the way. I adore this series and cannot wait to continue my reading journey with Jane.

    20. I love all of the books in this series all that I've read so far anyway. Great suspense, non-gory mystery, plenty of intrigue, and Jane Austen the accomplished sleuth what more could anyone ask for?

    21. This is a great adventure story about smugglers and espionage with Jane Austen at the center of it. What could be better than that?

    22. I love this Jane and the smuggling storyline was exciting, as was sexy mysterious love interest. But this one dragged a bit for me toward the end. This is a great series, though.

    23. Stephanie Barron has converted the infamous sophomore curse into the sophomore blessing with her publication of Jane and the Man of the Cloth. It’s fortunate, for her debut novel left much to be desired.Indeed, I found the first book in the series to be so uninspirational, that it was several years before I picked up the second novel. I was in the midst of one of those rare bookstore visits in which I could find nothing to suit my mood. (Yes, this was in the days before Epinions and my must-re [...]

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