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.
I hope for more soon :)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed this one too.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Definitely want to try this one. (You've been reading some great sounding books).ReplyDelete
I have this on Audible and plan to ready it in January if not before. I'm glad you liked it.ReplyDelete
Chasing butterflies was a serious hobby? I can't imagine doing that past childhood. This book sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...this one looks tempting. And thanks for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
I have this one coming up and I've read so many reviews where readers loved it. I'm glad you enjoyed it too!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This sounds really good! I will have to check it out. It sounds perfect for reading in mid-winter!ReplyDelete