Finding Lady Enderly
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Raina's dreams are all about to come true.
But some dreams turn out to be nightmares.
Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London's East End when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley, offering her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life and give her a chance to be a lady.
Though Raina has traded squalor for silk and satin, something about the abbey is deeply unsettling. As she wrestles with her true identity, the ruin, decay, and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is. Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within--and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden.
"Whimsy. Intrigue. Danger and tenderness. Finding Lady Enderly is an endearing tale."--Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author of the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series
"With haunting prose, Joanna Davidson Politano delivers a story worthy of lining the shelves with other classics of mystery, romance, and misplaced heroines."--Jaime Jo Wright, Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-winning author of The House on Foster Hill
Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne Disappears and A Rumored Fortune. She freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. She is always on the hunt for random acts of kindness, people willing to share their deepest secrets with a stranger, and hidden stashes of sweets. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com.
"Whimsy. Intrigue. Danger and tenderness. Finding Lady Enderly is an endearing tale that grabbed me right from the beginning and held on until the last page. Travel along with heroine Raina Bretton as she wrestles with not only Lady Enderly's identity but her own--which begs the question for us all to ponder who we are at heart. An excellent read!"
Michelle Griep, Christy award-winning author of the Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series
"With haunting prose, Joanna Davidson Politano delivers a story worthy of lining the shelves with other classics of mystery, romance, and misplaced heroines. In a literary form that harkens to the Brontë sisters, Finding Lady Enderly delivers a compelling and thoughtful journey into the cynical world of inheritance, the heartfelt loyalty of childhood love, and the lingering question that overshadows them all: where is Lady Enderly? A dead-or-alive ghost story of sorts, it will keep you looking over your shoulder and hearing whispers of intrigue all the way to the final page. I cannot recommend Joanna Davidson Politano enough!"
Jaime Jo Wright, Daphne du Maurier and Christy award-winning author of The House on Foster Hill
Praise for Joanna Davidson Politano
"Everyone loves a treasure hunt--pair it with a heroine you can't help but love, a hero you can't help but swoon over, and a family mystery that'll keep you on the edge of your seat, and you end up with A Rumored Fortune. This book is a treasure in itself and one you won't be able to put down!"--Roseanna M. White, bestselling author of the Ladies of the Manor series and Shadows Over England series, on A Rumored Fortune
"Politano pens a sweet and clever story-within-a-story full of Victorian intrigue."--Booklist on A Rumored Fortune
"Politano combines romance and mystery with great skill to create plot twists that will keep readers captivated until the very end."--Publishers Weekly on A Rumored Fortune