Ss Havisham s manor and after meeting the current occupants Julia soon realizes Something Is Seriously Amiss is seriously amiss this house where madness and murder walk hand in hand Not only does she face the task of convincing Brisbane of a few increasingly important things but Julia also finds herself uncovering hidden corpses accepting charms from Gypsy witches and thwarting a particularly vicious murder attempt Reading Silent on the Moor was an exercise in conflicting emotions I
WANTED TO BLOW RIGHT THROUGH IT TO THE END to blow right through it to the end one sitting and I simultaneously wanted each page to last longer than it possibly could so that I could savor being back with these two characters I have come to love I had some pretty high hopes for this one The third book in a series such as this comes with a rather hefty share of promise resting suarely on its shoulders and can really make or a break the series as a whole in my opinion This one truly made it Every hope I had was fulfilled and I found myself turning back to reread favorite passages before I was even a third of the way through the book This practice was repeated at regular intervals for the duration truly the mark of an excellent read around these parts If you like literary mysteries and haven t come across this series before for the love of all that is holy go get them now I am immoderately fond of them What is with the new cover This series is so much than romance In fact what drew me to this series was the independent spirit of the heroine Lady Juliathink Austen meets Mary Russell the Laurie King books I will keep reading because I m already hooked but I must wonder whether I would have picked up this series with this current designI know we shouldn t udge books by their cover but this one makes me think it is a traditional bodice ripper which I completely detest I am looking forward to reading this latest installment but I may have to remove the cover when it arrives from. Ner seems to be falling into ruin along with the house Confronted with gypsy warnings and Brisbane's elusive behaviour Lady Julia scents a mystery It's not long before her desire for answers leads her into danger unlike any other that she has experienced and from which this time there may be no esca. Y It s stalking So a dude tells you he doesn t want anything to do with you He ignores you for months Showing up at his house with a packed bag is not ok There s only one way that ends Fine There might be two ways that ends restraining order or a bunny boiling on the stovetop I did enjoy the setting and the bleakness of the entire story It was nice to have a darker story I really hope that Brisbane doesn t completely change and become a cuddly bear for the rest of the series What the heck I want to say something else but I m trying to contain myselfThis installment was my least favorite so far and really for one main reason Brisbane He pushed Julia away for the most ridiculously stupid reason throughout the entire book view spoiler He simply refused to marry a woman with money which he had mentioned before but honestlywould someone really give up the love of their life for that stupid of a reason hide spoiler It s difficult for me to
describe exactly how excited I was for this book to come out Silent on the Moor was easily at the exactly how excited I was for this book to come out Silent on the Moor was easily at the of my most anxiously awaited books of 2009 I discovered Deanna Raybourn last year and after blowing through the first two Julia Grey novels have spent the last six months in that special agony reserved for the lovers of seuels Fortunately a copy popped up at a local ish bookstore and I was saved from suffering through the last two weeks til its March 1st publication date The third installment opens with Julia s big brother Bellmont trying to talk her out of haring off to Yorkshire after Brisbane when he has made it clear in no uncertain terms that he does not want her anywhere near the place Julia of course doesn does not want her anywhere near the place Julia of course doesn care a fig for Monty s scandalized pride and makes her way with all haste and several good intentions to the moors Unfortunately Brisbane s new home Grimsgrave is even creepier and decrepit than he led Portia to believe in his letter The whole place reeks of Mi. Kept in the face of Lady Julia Grey's incurable curiosity In the teeth of protests from her conventional stuffy brother Lady Julia decides to pay a visit to the enigmatic detective Nicholas Brisbane to bring a woman's touch to his new estate Grimsgrave is haunted by the ghosts of its past and its ow. .
I had to order this book through interlibrary loan but I am glad that I did I read all 465 Pages In One Day I in one day I didn t want to set the book down Raybourn writes a really good Gothic murder mysteryromance Lady Julia Grey is part of that movement that I sense in fiction right now to feminize the story of Victorian times The role of women was definitely undergoing change during this time period what with Margaret Sanger s championing of women s rights and birth control plus the Rational Dress and the women s suffrage movements Upper class women s desires to be able to move to not be subject to
Restrictive Social S And To Control Theirsocial s and to control their bodies What must it have been like to have all your choices subject to parents or brothers Julia is a very sympathetic character to the modern female reader We identify with her desire to pursue what she wants Brisbane without having to answer to her stuffy eldest brother She is fortunate to have a father who is willing to aid and abet I was also glad to see that Raybourn spreads the restrictions around writing Julia s brother Valerius as a frustrated medical doctor Gentlemen aren t allowed to practice trade Preventing Valerius From Becoming Valerius from becoming he is meant to be and showing that even men were hemmed in by the social contract of the timeI m disappointed that I will once again have to specially reuest the next volume of this series through interlibrary loan Plus I am unsure where Raybourn will be able to take it after the conclusion of this installment but I am willing to give it a try The mystery in this one is really pathetic I guessed it all correctly from the get go I was hoping that it would change into something far less obvious but it didn t So sad This book definitely felt like a placeholder Or relationship filler Once again I have issues with how Julia is portrayed Here she s ust so desperate I don t know how else to view her stalking of Brisbane Seriousl. This is a wickedly witty Lady Julia Grey mystery 'There are things that walk abroad on the moor that should not But the dead do not always lie uietly do they lady' It is England 1888 Grimsgrave Manor is an unhappy house isolated on the Yorkshire moors silent and secretive But secrets cannot be long.