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Friday, November 13, 2015

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1)


The year is 1837 and we have a lady chasing butterflies (a serious hobby this) and a man stuffing animals (also a serious occupation). Despite the strict guidelines for women's behaviour, Veronica Speedwell is anything but conservative! We have a fun read, very unusual for the times and two characters who are out of the ordinary.

Starting from a little unknown village, Veronica is literally taken out of her house by people who have been on the look out and guarding her unknown to her throughout her life. She is now in great danger of being killed just for being who she is. Without spoilers difficult to review, but needless to say the addition of the Royal Family was so good that it made for a tale that was so unbelievable, it had to be true!

Fast paced, descriptive and with nice characterization another winner from Ms. Raybourn.


10 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I hope for more soon :)

Nise' said...

I enjoyed this one too.

Kathryn T said...

This is one that is on my radar. Nice review, sometimes it is too hard to not include spoilers and then the book is spoiled for the new reader. Good call.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Definitely want to try this one. (You've been reading some great sounding books).

Martha Eskuchen said...

I have this on Audible and plan to ready it in January if not before. I'm glad you liked it.

bermudaonion said...

Chasing butterflies was a serious hobby? I can't imagine doing that past childhood. This book sounds interesting.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for sharing...this one looks tempting. And thanks for visiting my blog.

Lindsey said...

I have this one coming up and I've read so many reviews where readers loved it. I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

vicki (skiourophile) said...

I really like her writing, so this is one for me. Also I am excited to see it starts a new series, which is always something to look forward to!

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie said...

This sounds really good! I will have to check it out. It sounds perfect for reading in mid-winter!