Sunday, June 29, 2014

Book Review: Twelfth Night

Author: Deanna Raybourn
Title: Twelfth Night
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: June 1, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
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.

Review: Twelfth Night is an in between Julia Gray novels short story/novella. It keeps the story moving while we wait for the next full length novel to arrive, and really they can't get here fast enough.

I love Lady Julia. She's always been a strong heroine, however this story isn't really about Lady Julia being strong. Its a holiday-ish novel, with her family doing the Twelfth Night Revels. But there is a baby that's found, and the possibility of some ghosts and witches, this short story moves along at a rather fast pace.

I loved the kids in this story, especially Perditia, who even Brisbane noted, was much like a young Julia.

The mystery of the baby and witch will leave you with a few tears, though nothing is totally certain about the mother's whereabouts when the story ends.

It definitely keeps the storyline going and brings new changes for this sleuthing couple.

It was a light, fun read with some of my favorite characters.

Rating: 5 flowers


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