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My appetite for future stories but I can t eny that I was almost as much in the Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual dark about some aspects of it at the end of the book as I was at the beginning It s fun uirky and perhaps a bit silly but it s beautifully written and Truelove s narrative voice is rather uniue somewhat starchy butryly humorous and insightful I was most AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN definitely entertained and will be reading the next book but I just remind anyone thinking about picking this one up that it s not your conventional historical mystery Once you ve accepted that however enjoy the banter embrace the uirkiness picture the lovely locations and go with the flow 355 stars Contains mild spoilers I received an ARC e book of A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Juliana Gray through Penguin Random House s First To Read I m really excited that I got a chance to read this book prior to its release in October 2016 Before receiving this book I had never heard of Juliana Gray Little id I know Juliana Gray is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams the author of Along the Infinite Sea Tiny Little Thing The Secret Life of Violet Grant A Hundred Summers and Overseas I love historical fiction and stories that are set in a ifferent time period so I was looking forward to this read I was not let The Gnostic Religion down by the uirky storyline the greek mythology tie ins action or the romance I thought it was uite a playful story that really had excellent intentions Not to mention the writing is exuisite the wording and usage of words throughout the story are captivating The only thing thatisappointed me was the joining of all of these elements it s not that they Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) didn t or couldn t go together it was just a little confusing at times I see where theyid come together but I really had to put the puzzle pieces together But other than that this is a fun uirky story that I really Mocktails did enjoy reading There were so many elements of this story that were elouent and beautiful The scenes looking back in time to Miss Truelove with her Mother and Father were wellone As well as her conversations with the Clojure In Action deceased ueen I especially enjoyed the romantic tension between Lord Silverton and Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove My favorite passage from this book is towards the end of the storyand it struck me as such a wellone piece But I was a year older and a century wiser and I gave my farewell firmly though his Southern African Literature: An Introduction dark and hooded eyes for a single instant seemed to hold their old magic And I remember feeling as I took a cab home to the Duke of Olympia s house in Belgrave Suare that this was how all love affairs should end That one should never regain what was lost because it no longer existed Like a pair of rocks reshaped by the passage of time and tide you no longer fit together the way you once had pg 398 399 I m so thankful for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book and I want to thank Penguin Random House s First to Read program for providing that opportunity and to Beatriz Williams Juliana Gray for writing this story xo Rach Well That was all a bit oddLike no other Juliana Gray book this was a mixture of road story sorta love story but not time travelling and high fantasy of a type I haven t come across since Andrew Lang s opiumream of a book The World s Desire All crossed with a BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) dash of Noel Coward s Blithe Spirit Much to my surprise since the preuel The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match was one of my top books of 2016 Iidn t enjoy this Partly that s BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) down to the bizarre combination of genres but mainly it s because I felt no connection to any of the characters Apart from ueen Victoria who amused usEmmeline Truelove kept her emotions under such strict control view spoiler eg weon t find out till nearly the end that she s had a previous unhappy love affair hide spoiler The African Literature: Overview and Bibliography duke hasied and his heir is missing Emmeline is sent on an urgent mission to track him Aliens Rogue Aliens down and avoidisaster And accompanying her is Lord Silverton who I guess is a cad and a bounder though with assassins on their trail he might just be the perfect man for the job If you ve read Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor or any of the many Tintin graphic novels you ll have a reasonably good idea of what to expect in this book It s not for everyone but I loved it It really was good fun My review for A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Juliana Gray will be posted here at a later Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect date Stay tuned This book kind ofefies convention it s historical mystery splash of romance paranormal and time travel It is also most efinitely a starter book we get an introduction to characters and the arc here but you will be left with uestions than answers This is labeled as 1 in the series although there is5 which I was wishing I had read because for the first 20% of this I felt hopelessly lost However I m not sure there are elements from the5 book that would help clue you i 45 Stars This was a most enjoyable Edwardian escapade and so much And all tied together by a superb and sophisticated writing smoothly propelling you along the pages like a summer breeze A uirky potpourri of iverse genres accompanying the reader from London to Crete there s mystery adventure suspense mythology some paranormal undertones and an interesting collision of past PRESENT AND FUTURE TO PROVIDE ENOUGH and future to provide enough material for the following an interesting collision of past present and future to provide enough intriguing material for the following Emmaline Truelove our narrating voice prim proper and resourceful secretary on a mission and Lord Silverton smooth talking bachelor and polished mystery man strike an instant connection and if romance often takes the backseat in this first instalment their attraction and growing mutual respect shine all the same They spar they team they flirt while they are surely preparing for sleuthing in the next globe trotting rom. Ove and Silverton Money Blues to Blue Money disembark they are met with incidents of a violent nature a ransacked flat a murdered government employee an assassination attempt And as they steam from port to port on Max’s trailodging Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 danger at every turn Truelove williscover the folly of her misconceptions about the whims of the heart the esires of men and the nature of time itse. A Most Extraordinary Pursuit Emmaline Truelove #1Uirky unpredictable and totally enjoyable read with lots of witty repartee It efies normal classifications and has tons of surprises I m torn because half me keeps saying It was fine fine Just let it go with two stars Or at most a star and a half It cannot help you not liking it But the I think about it the irritated I feel It should have been than fine All the technical plot points are there to make an exciting fun adventure story along the lines of my favorite historical mysteries Yet it falls uite short It is formally fine but emotionally Alchemy Martial Supreme dead The problems are twofold annoying characters and unclear plotting Emmeline Trueblood has a stick so far up her butt I am surprised she can even move She s a sourpuss whoemonstrates all of two reactions at any given moment seasickness or judgment Now these are not things I would normally call a character out on I like judgmental cranky characters But she seriously walks around acting like someone peed in her cheerios and I just never understood whyOh we get the technical answers Mommy issues Daddy issues Possibly lover issues She s got the soul of a poet but keeps it firmly in place in case she finds herself tempted to crack a smile It is all technically there and yet somehow never meshed well enough for me to feel like she made sense as a character She is joined on her journey to the Mediterranean to find the lost heir by the sort of person one meets so regularly in fiction and so rarely in real life the irresistible man No but seriously That is basically his entire character right there Lord Silverton loves women Women love Lord Silverton Huzzah There are other random characters that play technically well crafted roles and yet Nicholas Flamels First Codex do little else to endear themselves to the reader For example the scholar whose blatant and non stop sexism highlights Lord Silverton s egalitarian attitude Despite extreme predictability the romanceelivers uite poorly The couple lacks any chemistry and their interactions usually left me irritated or cringing Thus the characters The plot itself spends about 34ths on travel and the last 4th onon action I mean it is all so random There is apparently enough space to expound on Miss Trueblood s seasickness and Lord Silverton s womanizing but not enough to give full explanations Or really any explanation I suspect the author intends these open ended uestions to lead the reader straight to the seuel but I cannot imagine putting myself through another book like this The writing timeline frustrated me Sometimes it felt like an after the fact story told my Miss Trueblood Sometimes it felt like an in the moment sort of thing It just left me asking are we in her memories Her journal Her subconsciousness There are too many other things going on for this problem to be okayMainly becauseview spoiler For one why Alien does Miss Trueblood see ghosts Again it is like the author is trying to technically trick us into thinking someeeper meaning is going on but I m just not convinced ueen Victoria predicts the future and Miss Trueblood is like wow I ve got a great sub conscience But presuming ueen Victoria and Mr Trueblood are ghosts and not figments of her imagination neither actually o much except nag her about her relationship status and life ecisions You would think they would be useful Further I think it is ueen Victoria who is like Stay away from THE DUKE HE S GOT CRAZY POWERS WELL CHICA Duke He s got crazy powers Well chica summon African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 dead monarchs I feel like that makes them both crazy powerful And if the twoo just represent figments of her imagination Well honestly I find them too on the nose then It is technically clever and yetsomehow isappointingly mundane as an answerAs for the Duke s powers he yanks people through time andmyth and the weird swear happy Americans from the "FUTUREI SUPPOSE IT ALL GETS ANSWERED "suppose it all gets answered some point but it feltanachronistic in the story Like the author is meshing together the traditional etective style with the usual uptight woman meets charming rake and then throws in time travel and mystical powers or whatnot and somehow the euation just adds up wrong hide spoiler So I somehow managed to really enjoy this while simultaneously feeling like the balance was somehow offTo start this book was not the book I thought it was going to be I think I thought it was going to be of a cozy mystery set on a yacht The cover sends off some serious cozy mystery vibes And the escription is all kinds of misleading Except that it s also very accurate Basically this is a really weird book in reality It s a big mishmash of historical romance mysteryadventure story with a soupcon of the supernatural and an extraordinarily random one at that I am not opposed to any or all of those elements on their own or in combination with each "other but somehow they on t come together uite right in the endI get that "but somehow they Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse don t come together uite right in the endI get that s the beginning of a series so the authoroesn t want to give too much away in the first book but I felt like a little bit needed to be Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups defined earlier Some of the stuff that is hinted at is kinda sorta revealed in the end but right up until the end you re not even sure if there are going to be any supernatural elements The main character is visited by the ghost of ueen Victoria in the first chapter but the readeroesn t know if this predilection to talk to ghosts is genuine supernatural or just something she sort of imagines when she s working things out in her head and the voice of her subconscious somehow manifests itself as the ueen IDK It occurred to me as a possibility view spoilerAlso the retelling of the TheseusAriadneMinotaur story was a bit weird And like the characters I totally Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics don t understand the possible time travel hide spoiler I ve given this a B at AARHaving previously enjoyed Juliana Gray s historica. Known for “charming original characters a largeose of humor and a plot that’s fantastic fun” New York Times beststelling author Jennifer Ashley Juliana Gray presents an extraordinary novel of an uncommon pursuit As the personal secretary of the recently Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides departed Duke of Olympia and a woman of good character Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected L romances I was intrigued when I learned she would be venturing into the sub genre of historical mysteries with her latest series It is connected to her Princess in Hiding books by virtue of the fact that the plot of A Most Extraordinary Pursuit revolves around the search for the new Duke of Olympia and that the son of the Duke of Ashland How to Tame Your Duke Freddie Lord Silverton is one of the protagonists I was expecting an historical mystery but when in the first chapter the heroine Miss Emmeline Truelove has a conversation with the late ueen Victoria I realised I was going to have to adjust my expectations somewhatIt s 1906 and the imposing silver haired Machiavellian colossus that was the Duke of Olympia isead at the age of eighty six having expired while uietly fishing for trout Or so it seems His heir is his grandnephew Maximillian Haywood who spends most of his time on archaeological expeditions outside England but who is now expected to return to assume his responsibilities and title The trouble is that nobody has heard from Max for some months his last communication arrived shortly before Christmas nearly three months earlier and he is not where he is supposed to be at a Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family dig at Knossos on the Greek island of CreteMiss Emmeline Truelove acted as theuke s personal secretary for the past six years having taken over that position after the Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel death her father actually her step father who had previously fulfilled that role She is practical efficient and utterly no nonsense performing her role admirably notwithstanding her tendency to seeead peopleHer late majesty has warned Miss Truelove that the Uprising Emerge Series dowageruchess is going to ask her to perform a certain task which she Emmeline must under no circumstances accept But when the Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. 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(1617) dowager s reuest turns out to be that she trackown the new Dare To Be Hero duke and bring him home Trueloveoesn t see how she can possibly refuse although she knows a moment s hesitation when she learns she will be accompanied by the unspeakably gorgeous Maruess of Silverton who at first glance seems to have barely two braincells to rub togetherBut the Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale duchess has everything planned out and within the hour Truelove finds herself Silverton at her side beingriven to Southampton where they will board the The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature duke s yacht for their journey to CreteStopping off in Athens the pair pay a visit to Max s flat near the Acropolis There is no trace of Max but the place has clearly been ransacked and this together with the mysteriouseath of a government official with whom Max was associated followed by an attack on them at their hotel convinces Truelove and Silverton that there is to Max s Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers disappearance than meets the eye Silverton insists they return to the yacht and make for Crete and the archaeological site of Knossos where they hope to make contact with Max s assistant While there they stay at a villa on the site where Silverton proceeds to charm the attractive young housekeeper into giving them some useful information much to Truelove s chagrin She has already worked out that Silverton is far from the buffoon he pretends to be but realising he uses his charm and obvious physical attractions to seduce information out of womenoesn t #Sit At All Well With Her Not #at all well with her Not she s jealous No Not at allThe story shifts from Crete to Naxos and as a side note I have to say that I liked this aspect of the story as it brought back memories of my own island hopping holidays as Silverton and Truelove continue to follow Max s trail while trying to stay at least one step ahead of whoever is following them I can t say much without going into spoiler territory suffice to say that when they Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations do eventually catch up with Max it leads to a momentous and fantasticaliscovery that I assume is going to be addressed in future books in the seriesI said at the beginning of this review that I had to adjust my expectations somewhat after the first couple of chapters because A Most Unexpected Pursuit is not exactly the straight historical mystery both the cover and the book blurb suggest Not only oes Truelove have conversations with the late ueen Victoria she has them with her late step father as well strange artefacts time travel and mythological beings all make an appearance kudos to Ms Gray for the Downton Abbey reference and although the principal storyline the iscovery of Max s whereabouts is concluded here the book throws up uestions than it answers While I accept that is normal for the first book in a series that will feature ongoing plotlines I would have liked answers to perhaps one or two uestions in this oneThere are romantic elements to the story but they re not the main focus There s a nice frisson of attraction between Truelove and Silverton which A New Reader's Guide to African Literature definitely has the potential to turn into somethingown the line but there s not so much as an HFN in sight by the end of this book They work well as a team however and play to each other s strengths and while Truelove is perhaps a bit overly prim and proper I liked is perhaps a bit overly prim and proper I liked both as individuals and as a working couple Silverton is smart funny and protective and although we get the odd glimpse of a arker side to him it s fleeting and for the most part he s the perfect gentleman spy hiding the fact that he s a clever strategist and lethal killer behind a foppish Bertie Wooster ish exterior Truelove is straightforward and supremely capable forever uashing Silverton s attempts to behind a foppish Bertie Wooster ish exterior Truelove is straightforward and supremely capable forever uashing Silverton s attempts to with her in the attempt to eny that she s well and truly smitten Her exchanges with her late majesty are uite funny at times but we re not told whether these are hallucinations or something else which made it a bit Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today difficult to get a good handle on her as a characterIid enjoy reading A Most Extraordinary Pursuit and it has certainly whetted. O be steaming through the Mediterranean on a luxuriously appointed yacht under the watchful and jovial eye of one Lord Silverton But here they are as improper as it is on a uest to find the BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) duke’s heir whereabouts unknown An expert on anachronisms the adventurous Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeologicalig on the island of Crete And when Truel.