Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WoW Pick of the Week!



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to share those new releases were are super anxious to get our hands on and read.



Deanna Raybourn is one of my most favorite historical writers. Her books are so beautifully written and more often than not have a wild mystery full of the something other mixed in with all the mouth watering history.

I was so excited when I saw that she had a new series coming out and honestly, look at that gorgeous cover, how could I say no?




Book Description:

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. 


42 comments:

  1. Ohhh! I've never read anything by this author, but I'm intrigued! I love historical fiction and if you say she's one of your favorite authors, then I must try her books! :)
    Lovely pick, Ali!

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    1. She is definitely one you should try, all her books are pretty amazing and have a touch of the something other to really keep them interesting.

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  2. I'm just starting to get into more historical books and haven't heard of this author. Going to check her out. Thanks for putting her on my radar!

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    1. You're so welcome, I hope you try her and love her as much as I do!

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  3. yuppers! I got this one too, sounds so fab I hope it blows our mind!

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  4. I've never heard of this author so thank you for the intro! I love historical fiction and that cover really is gorgeous! Definitely adding this to my TBR :D

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    1. Yay! She is amazing, you are going to love her!

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  5. Oh I love the cover and first in a new series by a fave. I'm waiting too!!! :)

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  6. Oh I like the sound of this one Ali, count me in! I'll have to check out her other books too:)

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    1. Definitely check out her series, it is fabulous!

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  7. That cover is really just amazing! I hope it's a good one :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm really hoping so too but I'm pretty positive it will be, she hasn't let me down yet!

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  8. I've never read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy reading this book.
    My WoW

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  9. I've seen it on another blog and I think I will enjoy it. Victorian-era stories are generally quite interesting. Awesome choice :)

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    1. Thanks Ramona, I'm pretty excited for it. If you do try it, I really hope you like it as well.

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  10. I haven't much read much historical lately, but this one sounds really interesting!

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    1. I try to read it every now and then because I really do love it but I can only take them in small doses for some reason but I always make an exception for her because all her books are amazing.

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  11. Oh this is just lovely. I saw this book the other day and I was wanting to read it!

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    1. I bet you would love this author Heidi!

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  12. Love that cover! I loved the one book of hers I've read and I've got more on my shelves!

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    1. So happy to hear that Candace, she really is a great writer. Glad you are liking her work so far!

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  13. Oh love the cover and love that blurb. Will have to check this one out.

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  14. This looks so good..I cannot wait to read reviews on it. Maybe I will snag on audio!

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    1. Do it! You won't regret it. I think you will really like her Kim.

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  15. I hope you'll enjoy this one, Ali. Based on the cover, it doesn't look like it's my kind of thing to read (yes, I know. I'm very judgemental. Lol!). I hope you'll enjoy this!

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    1. It's okay, it's set in the Victorian Era so I know it won't be for everyone ;)

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  16. The author is new to me, but as soon as I saw Victorian historical and the name Stoker, I knew I need to check this author out some more.
    Thanks, Ali! :)

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  17. I need to read it so I'm curious to see how it is!

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    1. I'm so hoping it will be as fabulous as I'm expecting.

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  18. This looks great! I love reading about the 1800's era :) very curious to see how this one will turn out! Great pick btw

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    1. If you like this genre at all, this is so the author to try!

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  19. I'm a huge fan of historicals. I'll have to check this one out.

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    1. You will love this author then, she really is extremely talented when it comes to story telling.

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  20. Sounds like a book right up my alley :). I totally agree, the cover is beautiful. I love great covers :)

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    1. Me too and the great thing about this is that it was a really good read too, so, more than a pretty face. :P

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