Another week has passed which means its time to check in and share which books I’ve been reading this week.
I was completely captivated by Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. This isn’t a brand new book but after reading Those Girls, I wanted to read more from this author. I couldn’t wait to find the time in my day to keep reading. It kept me engaged from beginning to end.
This is next up on my to-read pile- A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn- and the reviews have been stellar so far. I love a good mystery and if its set in the past (before cells phones and the internet) even better.
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.
If you are looking for a quick read, something breezy and fun to polish off in a few hours, try my novel To Marilyn, With Love!