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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily) (Lady Emily Mysteries) (edició 2006)

de Tasha Alexander (Autor)

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From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder And Only to Deceive For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek. Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.… (més)
Membre:SleepyBooksandCakes
Títol:And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily) (Lady Emily Mysteries)
Autors:Tasha Alexander (Autor)
Informació:Harper (2006), Edition: Reprint, 321 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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And Only to Deceive de Tasha Alexander

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    Crocodile on the Sandbank de Elizabeth Peters (Caramellunacy)
    Caramellunacy: Unconventional heroines rebel against Victorian mores to pursue their intellectual interests. The Elizabeth Peters novels are sillier (including prodding people with parasols) and is set against a backdrop of Egyptian archaeology. The Tasha Alexander mysteries are less openly subversive of Victorian morals, and And Only to Deceive draws on Homer's Iliad.… (més)
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As a mystery, it was fairly easy to figure out. As a romance, it wasn’t too “squishy” - not my genre, so that was good. As a period piece (Victorian), it was passable.

I understand other volumes in the series get better. This first one was giod enough that I will seek out the second. ( )
  AMKitty | Sep 5, 2021 |
I liked the wicked French friend. Hated the ending. Very un-true to the period period-piece. Not my thing. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
1888 and Lady Ashton is near the end of her mourning for her husband Viscount Philip Ashton, after their short marrigae. Only marrying him to escape her mother she now starts to learn about her husband, someone she never loved. What secrets did he hold.
Emily Ashon seems to change from a shallow individual to a petulant widow who disregards the societys' mores. Not liking the main character was a problem, and I did lose interest in the story. ( )
  Vesper1931 | Jul 29, 2021 |
This book was a delightful read. It proceeds at a leisurely pace, but that seems quite fitting for the Victorian setting and the situation of the book's narrator/main character. The plot has many threads and kept me guessing until quite near the end. Very enjoyable if you like historical mysteries. ( )
  sdramsey | Dec 14, 2020 |
Sweet and compelling read, with nice mystery elements and a super likeable main character. ( )
  bookbrig | Aug 5, 2020 |
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On first looking into Chapman's Homer

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez, when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific - and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise -
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

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Few people would look kindly on my reasons for marrying Philip; neither love nor money nor his title induced me to accept his proposal.
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From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder And Only to Deceive For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the Viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly. His journals reveal him to have been a gentleman scholar and antiquities collector who, to her surprise, was deeply in love with his wife. Emily becomes fascinated with this new image of her dead husband and she immerses herself in all things ancient and begins to study Greek. Emily's intellectual pursuits and her desire to learn more about Philip take her to the quiet corridors of the British Museum, one of her husband's favorite places. There, amid priceless ancient statues, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret involving stolen artifacts from the Greco-Roman galleries. And to complicate matters, she's juggling two very prominent and wealthy suitors, one of whose intentions may go beyond the marrying kind. As she sets out to solve the crime, her search leads to more surprises about Philip and causes her to question the role in Victorian society to which she, as a woman, is relegated.

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