Monday, August 31, 2009

Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn

5 Stars
R- 1-2 (Just a couple of "interesting intervals" :D nothing graphic)

I love these books. I've mentioned that, right? I'm sure I have.

And the most recent one is no disappointment. In fact, I may go reread it.

Lady Julia Grey is taking her life in hand-- much to her brother's dismay. After all, it simply isn't proper for a young widow to go to the home of a bachelor, practically unescorted (I don't think Portia appreciated that bit), to throw herself at him. Or something along those lines. Belmont's a bit of a bore.

Nicholas Brisbane is as maddening, proud, stubborn, and utterly irresistible as ever. Naturally.

But Julia is determined. Invited guest or not, she WILL go to Brisbane's new home and things between them will be settled once and for all.

Of course, she doesn't quite expect the three women in residence. But then, they sort of came with the house.

Nor does she suspect Brisbane's deep connection to the rundown place. Though there must be something for him to choose it over the Viscountcy he'd been promised.

If you'd like to see a painting of the tempting Brisbane, try this painting done by a reader named Doris that Deanna Raybourn posted to her blog.

And, honestly, I always picture Lady Julia as this picture of the author herself. Because she's absolutely lovely and that's just what my mind conjures up.

Unfortunately, we'll have to wait another year to see the next Julia Grey novel, but at least we know there's another one coming!


  1. Sigh. Wasn't this one lovely? I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I completely agree with you about Julia Grey looking like Deanna Raybourn. I was lucky enough to meet her at BEA and was like, "Oh. So that's what Julia looks like." She really is lovely. I can't wait for the next book!

  2. Aha! I'm not the only one that pictures her as Julia!

    I went back and reread the last few chapters... Can't wait for the next one either!
    A whole year... *pout*