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Silent Night: A Lady Julia Christmas Novella (A Lady Julia Mystery) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 430 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (November 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008X4BIII
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A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn grew up in San Antonio, where she met her college sweetheart. She married him on her graduation day and went on to teach high school English and history. During summer vacation at the age of twenty-three, she wrote her first novel. After three years as a teacher, Deanna left education to have a baby and pursue writing full-time. Fourteen years and many, many rejections after her first novel, she signed two three-book deals with MIRA Books.

"Sex, lies and awesome clothing descriptions" is how one reader described Deanna's debut novel, SILENT IN THE GRAVE, published in January 2007. The first in the Silent series, the book follows Lady Julia Grey as she investigates the mysterious death of her husband with the help of the enigmatic private inquiry agent Nicholas Brisbane. From the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to a Gypsy camp on Hampstead Heath, Silent in the Grave deftly captures the lush ambience of Victorian London.

The series continues with the second book, SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY (January 2008), a classic English country house murder mystery with a few twists and turns for Brisbane and Lady Julia along the way. Silent on the Moor (March 2009), set in a grim manor house on the Yorkshire moors, is the third adventure for Lady Julia and the mysterious Brisbane.

March 2010 saw a departure from the series with the release of THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, a mid-Victorian Gothic thriller that chronicles the adventures of novelist Theodora Lestrange as she leaves the safety and security of her Edinburgh home for the dark woods and haunted castles of Transylvania. Deanna takes Lady Julia and her companions to the exotic foothills of the Himalayas with DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING (October 2010). The fifth book in the series, THE DARK ENQUIRY, sees the return of Lady Julia and Brisbane to London for their most puzzling adventure--one that strikes painfully close to home.

Deanna plots her books from her home in Virginia. After one too many hot Texas summers, Deanna and her husband packed up their daughter and moved to the mid-Atlantic state, where they enjoy the fall leaves but deeply miss good Tex-Mex cooking.

Still Virginia has been good to this author. Deanna's novel SILENT IN THE GRAVE won the 2008 RITA® Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Mystery. The Lady Julia Grey series has been nominated for several other awards, including an Agatha, three Daphne du Mauriers, a Last Laugh, a total of five RITAs, and two Dilys Winns. Her fourth Lady Julia novel, DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING, was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery, and her fifth Lady Julia release, THE DARK ENQUIRY, was a New York Times bestseller.

Lady Julia's holiday adventure, SILENT NIGHT, a digital novella, will be available November 1, 2012, while her next stand-alone novel, A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, debuts May 1, 2013. Set in Africa in 1923, A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS follows the daring flapper heiress Delilah Drummond as she travels to Africa in disgrace only to find the adventure of a lifetime.

You can find her blogging three days a week at www.deannaraybourn.com/blog, and be sure to sign up for her newsletter, check out her contests and book trailer videos, and catch her latest appearances at www.deannaraybourn.com.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Dowling on November 6, 2012
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This is a novella that tries to be too many things. It tries to be a heart-warming Christmas story, it tries to have a mystery, it tries to portray family holiday dynamics -- all in a novella. No surprise, it doesn't do any of it terribly well. Also, the characters are becoming a bit caricatured. Not surprising for a series that is starting to get lengthy. So, if you are a Lady Julia fan, then you will enjoy this. If you aren't, start at the beginning, not here.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Holly Scudero on November 2, 2012
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Picking up immediately after the ending of "The Dark Enquiry," the last Lady Julia novel, the too-short but still immensely enjoyable novella "Silent Night" will hopefully help tide over devoted readers until Deanna Raybourn gifts us with a new full-length story.

It's Christmas, and Julia and Brisbane find themselves at the Abbey, but the atmosphere is strangely un-festive. Half of the March siblings won't show up until Twelfth Night, the Earl March is moody and withdrawn, and much of the household staff is afflicted with a cold; no wonder the house feels so empty! When Julia hears rumors of a ghost, she is curious. But when valuable jewelry starts disappearing, she must investigate!

Remember that this is only a novella; it's not a full-length mystery, but it is fun to tag along with Julia anyway as she puts the pieces together. Julia and Brisbane, who feel like old friends to me this far into such a delightful series, and the entire March family are all kinds of fun, as usual. If you're a fan of the other Lady Julia novels, you'll definitely want to pick up "Silent Night;" the only disappointment to be found here is that it ends so quickly!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OLT TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 2, 2012
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Since the first Lady Julia Grey mystery, Silent in the Grave (A Lady Julia Grey Novel), came out in 2007, I've been a loyal fan of Deanna Raybourn's series. For me the first 3 are the very best, with perhaps the first one as my personal favorite, but all of them have been fun to read.

That's why this little story is enjoyable. Lady Julia, her family, and Brisbane have become like old friends to me, so I liked reading about this Christmas 1889, one and a half years after Julia and Brisbane married. There's a little mystery but it's no big deal. The best part of reading this is just the touching base with everybody 'til the next full-length novel is published (and I don't know when that will be, even after checking out Raybourn's website).

An added bonus of this download is the instructions for how to make the March family wassail and Christmas potpourri. Cute and a bit educational.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Agnes O'Neil VINE VOICE on December 29, 2012
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I really enjoyed all her other books but this one was too predictable, short, and not nearly as entertaining as her others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nasreen J. Jordan on December 24, 2012
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I wasn't impressed with this book after reading the whole series. It lacked depth and the actual mystery just wasn't developed enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terri on November 7, 2012
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I am a HUGE fan of the Lady Julia series. I love Deanna Raybourn's writing. Her description of places and events are great and the relationship between Julia and Brisbane always draws me in but this novella was a total flop. There was too much crammed in and none of it was done well. The mystery was hardly addressed - introduced and then solved with none of the investigative work explained. It was nice to see Julia and Brisbane's relationship again but it lacked the depth that is normally there. If you've been missing Lady Julia, you'll probably want to read this but unfortunately it is nowhere near as good as the actual books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By London Fog on November 24, 2012
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Let me start off by saying that, being in the mood to read a Christmas themed story, I came across 'Silent Night' by happenstance, having previously been familiar with neither the series nor the author. When I realized it was an "in-between" filler type novella for an already established set of novels, I became more than a little disappointed, however, that sentiment did not last very long. All the elements came together so artfully, I forgot this was meant to be a short novella, and for an entirely too brief time, had the pleasure of meeting Lady Julia and her rather eccentric family.

This was not a traditional mystery, though that was easily overlooked since my preference is for strongly character driven books in lieu of other aspects, anyhow. On that note, I sheepishly admit that I often give a pass to historical fiction with leading female characters for two reasons - first, the women tend to be an unrealistic walking anachronism who generally become obnoxious and annoying in the author's attempt to make them "strong". It often seems contrived and has become extremely off putting to read about a 18th-19th century woman acting like she stepped out of a 21st century gutter. Lady Julia was refreshingly intelligent, her own woman if you will, without being exaggeratedly brash. Secondly, in such novels, the male characterizations inevitably suffer in a perhaps unconscious attempt to make the female leads look better.

This author focused on giving us very human, realistic, vivid, intelligent, quirky characters all around, so that everyone came off as strong on the page. With her somewhat humourous writing style and ability to make the reader experience what her characters are feeling, it was the icing on an already sweet cake.
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