New York Times best-selling author Deanna Raybourn returns with a brand-new novella, starring her beloved heroine, the intrepid Lady Julia Grey.
To mark the passing of another decade, the esteemed - and eccentric - March family have assembled at Bellmont Abbey to perform the Twelfth Night Revels for their sleepy English village. But before Lady Julia and her handsome, sleuthing husband, Nicolas Brisbane, can take to the stage, a ruckus in the stable yard demands their attention. An abandoned infant is found nestled in the steel helm of St. George. What's more, their only lead is the local legend of a haunted cottage and its ghastly inhabitant - who seems to have returned. Once again, Lady Julia and Nicholas take up the challenge to investigate, and when the source of the mystery is revealed, they'll be faced with an impossible choice - one that will alter the course of their lives... forever. Don't miss a single tale in the Lady Julia Grey series - or Deanna Raybourn's latest novel, City of Jasmine.
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As set up in the previous novella, the March family - all ten of the grown children - are in attendance to perform the play to celebrate the titular Christmas holiday. But the rehearsal are disrupted by a foundling infant left at the residence and a bout of unfortunate food poisoning. This book picks up some of the loose ends left at the end of Dark Road to Darjeeling, but also resolves some things for Julia as well. The identity of the infant is uncovered and a new direction is laid out for the investigative duo that makes me so sad that there is only one more novella left in the series!!
Way too short but packed with interesting developments.
This should have been combined with the previous novella. Both are too short to command separate prices. That being said, I enjoyed this a great deal. I liked the inclusion of the niece and nephew. A person from the past makes an appearance. And Brisbane plays St George!
I love listening to this narrator. Great job!
I have not found another author that I put up with my favorite the great Elisabeth Peters until now. Deanna Raybourn has such a gift for putting depth and feeling into her characters that they become friends to you. Ellen Archer is also one of my favorite narrators. Her talent makes the the different men and women she plays come to life. So many a good book is ruined in the telling by a poor choice of narrator, not so in this wonderful series! I love a good historical mystery with a splash of romance and also humour and these books deliver! Thank you Dianna and Ellen ! I hope for more information full size novels to come!
Brandy N M O
I really enjoyed this story. The details, the character development, the storyline, the suspense, the historical accuracy... truly a great book along with the rest of the Lady Julia Grey series! Also, the narrator is absolutely fantastic! Ellen Archer is a gifted storyteller with amazingly expressive vocal abilities. One of the best!
I like checking from time to time to see what Lady Julia and Brisbane are up to, as well as her wacky family. This tale was short and sweet with an ending that promises more to come.
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