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Jane and the Man of the Cloth
Jane and the Man of the Cloth: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery | Stephanie Barron
For everyone who loves Jane Austen...the 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 worstbut 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 Reverend...even if the evidence points to the last person on earth she wants to suspect...a man who already may have won her heart. From the Paperback edition.
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a very fun Jane Austen mystery that had a lot of dangerous sleuthing moments that were pretty intense. It also included a lot of interesting history on smuggling during Jane‘s era. Thanks #pemberlittens and #janeandtheexcellentreadalong

Crinoline_Laphroaig Yay! Glad you are enjoying! 4mo
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TheBookHippie
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Finished up these three

Phew the catch up game 🤦🏻‍♀️

I liked this Jane better than the first by far #janeandrheexcellentreadalong

Swallow Hill was better than I expected #overbookedclub so glad I read it

Star Crossed is for #bardalong on IG

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nanuska_153
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Again I have mixed feelings about this one,I'm going to give it a soft pick.It is definitely better than the first one, but there's not sufficient explanation about why Seraphine was so reticent about sharing her story with the Captain and the fact that Jane in both volumes finds so many suitors makes me uncomfortable. I don't like the fact that the success of a woman in society is linked to being physically attractive, and I feel that making⬇️

nanuska_153 Jane constantly admired is somehow diminishing her talent. It is a good murder mystery and I liked Sidmouth as a character (and the steamy kiss in prison) and found some historical details very interesting. I'll stay for the next one #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong 4mo
Ruthiella Yeah, I agree that Jane becomes too much a Mary Sue if in every book a man falls in love with her. 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella exactly, hopefully it won't be a constant on the whole series cause with so many books it will quickly go from "it makes me uncomfortable" to "this is absurd" 4mo
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DebinHawaii
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Read with some of the #PemberLittens in September, I think I enjoyed this second book in the series more than the first. Jane & her family are in Lyme & there are smugglers & more murders for Jane to get involved in to prove or disprove the innocence of an attractive new acquaintance. Although I had the guilty party identified fairly quickly, I liked Jane‘s boldness & a brief appearance from a favorite character from the first book.🖤 Good fun.

nanuska_153 "To prove or disprove the innocence of an attractive new acquaintance" ?? that's the most perfect concise review I've ever seen 4mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Hello PemberLittens! It's time for #JaneandtheExcellentReadalong discussion. I love this fits in with my #SeptemberbytheSea and Fictional Hangover Book Club Challenge - #YoHoHoAhoyMateys. While technically they were smugglers, but we love a #TenuousLink. Anywhoozle if you haven't finished reading and don't want be Spoiled come back later.

There be Spoilers in the Comments ‼️☠️

Crinoline_Laphroaig 1. Jane going out to investigate in the middle of the the night. Playing the hapless hysterical female with Mr. Crawford and then stealthy maken her way to the beach.

And of course anytime Lord Harold shows up.

2. "The only consolation in foul weather is to turn one‘s lock upon the street, and settle in by the fire with tea and a good book -"
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Crinoline_Laphroaig 3. Jane's Father: “Are you intending to pay a call, my dear? And in the middle of the night?” How he respects her judgment and just lets her get on with things.

4. Jane falling asleep in the cave. Also I'd forgotten how active she was in this book - Ducking through neighbors yards, following men through a cavern, knocking out the murderer.

5. Lyme's Fossils. It was interesting to Google and see pictures.

6. Still contemplating this one.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig 7. Depends - are there snakes in England? If so I'm not going in the creepy cave. Someone else will have to solve the mystery. I'll just take a nice gentle stroll on the beach and look for Fossils.
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BarkingMadRead I‘ll come back to this later, I started late so I‘m not done yet! 4mo
Ruthiella 1. That kiss in the jail! 2. No quote 3. Sidmouth was my fav. 4. The resolution of the mystery surprised me! 5. It was interesting to learn about British support for anti-Napoleon espionage. 6. Jane is a constant month-maybe May? 7. I would definitely prefer to collect fossils over exploring a dark cave! 😂 Thanks for hosting! 🙏 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Ruthiella I love how we know Jane's story but author manages to fit in this little flirtations. 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Iteresting Blog post on Author's Website. It's about someone who tried to steal ths story & make movie. http://francinemathews.blogspot.com/2018/10/bookbub-special-jane-and-man-of-clot... the sum of it was: She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named informed me self-righteously that I did not own Jane Austen! I did not own history! I did not own the private journals Austen had penned two hundred years ago... ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig "At which I tumbled to the appalling truth: She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named thought Jane's diaries recording her detective adventures, which I invented purely as a framing device for a series of mystery novels, actually existed.

She'd never seen them, of course. She had no idea where said journals might be archived. She'd just read a paperback edition of Jane and the Man of the Cloth and assumed it was all true." ?
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i.besteph Hi can you please remove me from the tag list? I‘ll have to read this some other time 😅 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @i.besteph will do! 4mo
MoonWitch94 I loved the month comparison. I think it‘s pretty valid. I would classify Jane as a Spring month….perhaps May like @Ruthiella suggested! 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MoonWitch94 May yes! My friend Claire on Instagram said April because it contains multitudes and she felt Jane has them to. 4mo
MoonWitch94 @Crinoline_Laphroaig OH!! That‘s a good point, too! 4mo
mollyrotondo 1. Loved Jane exploring the cave. It was so tense! 2. I unfortunately returned my book to the library already so I don‘t have a quote to pull 3. My favorite character when she pops up is Eliza. She just as strong as Jane and is such a good influence! 4. I was surprised that the captain died in the middle of the book. I thought he was the Reverend lol. 5. I learned so much about smuggling and how those towns were set up that way forever ago. 4mo
mollyrotondo 6. I agree that Jane seems like an April. 7. I would want to dig for fossils. Running around in caves seems too dangerous for me. I‘ll leave that to someone more brave like Jane lol 4mo
mollyrotondo That story is crazy lol but Barron does write with a convincing tone that makes you second guess if you knew nothing about Jane Austen lol 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Finally starting this one!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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PemberLittens it's time for our Spoiler Free Check in Post for Book 2 of
#JaneandtheExcellentReadalong.

First Impressions: I'm loving that this is set in September. I'm actually reading along the Timeline. #SeptemberbytheSea

Background Info from the author: http://francinemathews.blogspot.com/2011/02/jane-and-man-of-cloth-enjoying.html?...
This is one of her favorite in the Series.

Your First Impressions?

Book Discussion September 30th.

TheBookHippie I like this much better! I‘m off traveling I‘ll check in later! 5mo
janeycanuck Darn it! I still haven‘t started the first one… both are going on the stack for this weekend! 5mo
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Ruthiella I‘m so behind! Will reply later. Glad to hear from @TheBookHippie that it‘s a stronger effort than the first. 5mo
nanuska_153 @TheBookHippie this is great news! I haven't started yet, I'm behind with Jane Eyre and A secret sisterhood 😓 hopefully I'll catch up with all of them before the end of the month 5mo
TheBookHippie @nanuska_153 my favorite so far is the Christmas one I read a few years ago - not realizing it was a series!!! I‘m not sure what number that is 😂 however this one is more readable to me, the last one I struggled. Good luck catching up! 5mo
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella it seems more readable to me or I‘m so intent on ignoring the airplane rides I‘m taking 😂😫. 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @TheBookHippie @nanuska_153 @Ruthiella @janeycanuck The Christmas one is no 12. I remember because it's the 12 Days of Christmas. I found interesting in the authors Blog Post she says she often tells people to start with Book 2 because it's a stronger book. She responded to a Tweet of mine the Book 2 is one of her favorites. 5mo
Ruthiella @Crinoline_Laphroaig I have inadvertently started series out of order, but if I know it‘s a series from the get-go the compulsion to start with book one is STRONG! 😆 5mo
kspenmoll This 2nd Jane I could not put down! What a feisty woman!!!! And it was fun to read about September there! @TheBookHippie hope you are off the plane now! @Ruthiella @nanuska_153 @janeycanuck (edited) 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#Pemberlittens I wasn't planning on a Timeline Readalong but I've just fallen into it.🤓 #janeandtheexcellentreadalong

Ruthiella Oof! I still need to pick up a copy of the book! 😬 5mo
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kspenmoll
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Starting Jane while waiting for a chicken to roast, Accompanied by an Aperol Spritz. I sipped my first during my honeymoon in Verona, Italy.
#janeandtheexcellentreadalong #aperolspritz #Verona

Crinoline_Laphroaig I love an Aperol Spritz! 5mo
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Librariana I've got this one on my list (and BookSpinBingo card!) for the month, too! 😁😊 5mo
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suvata
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• Jane Austen Mysteries - Book 2

This book read like an Agatha Christie novel. But, instead of Miss Marple or her Hercule Poirot solving the mystery, it was Jane Austen. Yes, our beloved Jane of Pride and Prejudice fame. Quite a mash-up if you ask me. It was quite enjoyable so I plan on reading the rest of this series.

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Yep, that‘s is how I feel about September. Happy fall, y‘all.

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jenniferw88
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@Palimpsest Thank you so much for everything, I ❤ it all but especially the writing gloves (which have text from Sense and Sensibility on them!)

#averyaustenholidayswap @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain What lovely gifts! 2y
Chrissyreadit I love it!!!! Happy Finally Opening Day! 😍 2y
Palimpsest 😊💜I‘m so glad it finally arrived. Again I‘m so sorry for the delay. I‘m glad you like everything! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Appropriately I finish this one on a cold day last week. I'm enjoying reading from the beginning and in order. Before I started my #janeandtheyear2020 Challenge I had read no 1, 4, and 12. #mymonthinchallenges

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PathfinderNicole
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The three books I own with a #J title and I haven‘t read a single one yet 😂. Might start the Jane Seymour one today though! #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

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In this second installment, Jane is at Lyme and a man is found hung on a gallows on a beach. There is an assumption that it‘s the work of local smuggling lord, The Reverend. Jane hears rumors that The Reverend is actually her friend Mr. Siddleworth and that he is to be arrested. She‘s out to clear his name! A fun, light mystery that again is a bit convoluted, but overall is a fun time!

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Jilljemmett
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#aprilbookstagram Feel-good reads. I love these Jane Austen mysteries. They're so cute!

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Jen2
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Really like this series!!

awishman Nice picture! Roooowrrr! 😍 6y
Librarianaut 😂😂 6y
TheBookbabeblog84 This alone is enough go make me want to read the book lol 6y
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Bette 😂😂👍 6y
Owlizabeth @Jen2 @RiotMom 😂😂😂 yesssssss 6y
DivineDiana Hysterical! 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 This! Is hilarious! 😹 6y
mom2bugnbee 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 6y
julesG Hilarious!!!! 6y
LauraBrook Oh my god, this is the best thing I've seen today! (Also, would totally subscribe.) 6y
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I get incredibly excited whenever a new book comes out in this very well-written and extremely charming series that features Jane Austen as a real life sleuth solving crimes in between writing masterpieces. They are all great, but my favorite is probably the second in the series, Jane and the Man of the Cloth. Stephanie Barron does a great job at capturing Jane Austen's voice and the history geek in me loves the historically accurate detail.

kspenmoll Lived my first book- haven't read more yet! Now I must! 📚💚 6y
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