Friday, February 18, 2011

Silent in the Grave, Deanna Raybourn

Once again I apologize to the blogger who recommended this one, didn't make a note of it and can't remember.  This was quite an intense read.  A little long.  But it had many of the elements I love to read about.  History, costume, old traditions, and one my husband would have appreciated gypsies.  (I didn't know about the gypsies when I chose this).  The one thing that sort of "gobsmacked" me was the "out of the closet characters."  Forgive me for being so naive.  I've  now read two historical fiction books  in the last 2 weeks and both had heavily focused on homosexuality.  I thought I was reading a murder mystery.  
This was an exciting mystery, it certainly kept me reading, but it did follow the formula for a romance, and that was my assignment.  The ending was a surprise, and it looks like there will be more adventures.  I give this book a 4  stars,(read it if you like historical fiction)  I'm sure I'll be thinking about it for awhile but it did not knock my socks off as the Josephine B Trilogy did. 

Chunkster Challenge.
(509 pages)on my way to "do these books make my butt look big" (six books)


Nise' said...

I enjoyed this series. There are quite a bit more adventures on store for Julia and Nicholas.

bermudaonion said...

I'm not a big historical fiction reader, but I do like some of it. I'll think about this book.

Jenners said...

I'm not a big historical fiction fan but this sounds like it has all kinds of stuff going on.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Irene,
che bello quando si legge !!!
Peccato che in questi ultimi 2 mesi ho talmente tanto da lavorare che non riesco più a fare nulla !!!
Adesso torno a lavoro !
Buona giornata :)

Jenny Girl said...

LOL I will keep the homosexual thing in mind. And like you, I can't remember the first place I heard about this book either. So glad you liked it and i will be sure to pull this one out of my pile soon. Fab review dear :)

Alyce said...

I like Deanna Raybourn's books, and had completely forgotten about that aspect of the story. I haven't heard of the Josephine B trilogy before.

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