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.