Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (151)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
Release date: September 1, 2015

In her thrilling new series, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England…and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.
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.
I loved the Lady Julia mysteries and it sounds like this book will be the first in a new mystery series too. I enjoyed her historical adventure novels but I do miss the mysteries and I like that this is set in Victorian times.

6 comments:

  1. I haven't read the Lady Julia books, but I have read a few of her other novels and enjoyed them. This one sounds right my my alley. I love the setting of Victorian times, so I will definitely be adding this one to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing it, Christina!

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  2. This sounds so good! And the colors on the cover are so beautiful! I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW!

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  3. The cover is so beautiful! I hope you enjoy the book.

    Tina, The Bookworm

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  4. The cover really catches my eye. It's like bright paint has been splattered all over a grey Victorian world. Not a bad image to evoke for a new Victorian series, probably!

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