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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - A Curious Beginning



This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I have enjoyed the books by Deanna Raybourn for a number of years, especially her Lady Julia Grey series.  The first book introducing us to Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane, a private enquiry agent, was Silent In The Grave.  Set in the Victorian Age, these books have been fun for me to read - a little mystery, a little romance, some interesting characters - perfect.  Deanna Raybourn has not just written about Lady Julia.  She has branched out into other time periods and other settings.  And now, she is beginning a new series, which sounds great to me.  My book for this week:




Publication Date:  September 1st

London, 1887.  As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own.  After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance.  As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

But fate has other plans, as Veronica discovers when she thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron with ties to her mysterious past.  Promising to reveal in time what he knows of the plot against her, the baron offers her temporary sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker—a reclusive natural historian as intriguing as he is bad-tempered.  But before the baron can deliver on his tantalizing vow to reveal the secrets he has concealed for decades, he is found murdered.   Suddenly Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth. 

37 comments:

  1. I need to read Silent in the Grave; I've that book sitting on my shelf for ages. I'm glad the author has a new series out and I've to check that out too.

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    1. I liked Silent in the Grave when I read it several years ago. I think I haven't read all the books in that series, but I did read several more.

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  2. Oh gosh... I love the sound of A Curious Beginning! I'd better put a note in my diary to remind myself to look for it in September.

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    1. I thought this new one sounded good too, Cath.

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    2. A note has gone into my diary. Of course, by the time Sept. comes I'll be wondering what that was all about. LOL

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  3. I read about this somewhere. It sounds very good; great pick

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    1. I think it's beginning to be talked about, Diane.

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  4. I've never read this author before but I've heard many good things. This sounds good too. Not my usual genre but I could use a change every once in a while.

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    1. I love the time period, Yvonne, so that always attracts me.

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  5. I know a lot of people who would love that book!

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    1. Well, good. Hope they get a chance to read it. :-)

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  6. I'm dying to read this one as well. It just looks so incredible. Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks for coming by, Danica. I'm glad that you too are looking forward to this one.

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  7. I love Deanna Raybourn and her ability to really flesh out a setting. I'm behind on the Lady Julia series but this one sounds really good! Plus I haven't read many books set in that time period.

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    1. I love the time period, Katherine. Probably my favorite of all. I don't think I've read all the Lady Julia books and need to catch up on that series. Another one. LOL

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  8. I'm not familiar with Deanna Raybourn's books, but they certainly look reading I'd enjoy. This book looks really good.

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    1. They are good. Maybe a little romance thrown in, but the mysteries are good.

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  9. Sounds like an enjoyable historical mystery!

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    1. Yes, that's what I'm thinking.

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  10. Wow, this one does sound good, and reminds me of how much I have enjoyed historical fiction in the past. It has been a while. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I think you'd like the Lady Julia series.

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  11. I haven't read any of her Lady Julia books, but I did read two others by her recently that I really enjoyed (A Spear of Summer Grass and City of Jasmine). This one sounds terrific! I'm going to have to check it out. Nice pick!

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    1. Yes, I knew about those other books. I need to read those too. LOL

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  12. Sounds like a promising beginning to a new series. Hope you enjoy it! I'll have to check it out.

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  13. Sounds really good. I have read a few of her books. This sounds like another winner.
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    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to another series by this author.

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  14. Oh this sounds excellent, I love historical fiction and this one sounds like it has quite a spark to it!

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    1. You might try her Lady Julia series for a nice easy historical series. The relationship between Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane is good.

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  15. Interesting. I haven't heard of this one yet. Great cover on it too. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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    1. And thank you for visiting me as well!

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  16. This one does sound really good! I love the title. I'll keep it on my TBR. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Krystianna!

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  17. This one does sound really good. I've always meant to read the Lady Julia Grey series but never got around to it. I love the cover on this one!

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    1. I think you'd like Lady Julia. Her books are fun.

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  18. I'm so glad to hear about this book. I miss Leaphorn and Bernie and the southwest countryside. I'm going to find a copy for myself.

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    1. Hmmm...I'm thinking this comment got put on the wrong blog post, Margot, but I will say that the new Hillerman book got a good reaction with my group. I'll have a post about our group meeting in a week or so.

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