A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn Book Review (Spoiler Free)

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Synopsis:

“London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.”

My Review:

I picked this for its beautiful cover and was hooked by the end of the first chapter.

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Veronica is a headstrong clever woman who speaks what’s on her mind. She is a butterfly hunter ( lepidopterist) of all things, who lives an adventurous and exciting livestyle, traveling abroad and being independent. Stoker is a very complex character but the perfect match for Veronica. He is moody and mysterious and I just couldn’t stop myself from being smitten with him.
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Veronica and Stoker, with a lot of witty and amusing dialogue, work together to find a murderer and uncover the secrets of her past. I loved every second of it and can’t wait to read the next one ❤

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5/5 Butterfly Stars

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