A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning

Veronica Speedwell #1

Deanna Raybourn

389 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction historical mystery adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced

Description

The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is ...

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Moods

adventurous 94%
mysterious 83%
funny 65%
lighthearted 49%
tense 8%
hopeful 7%
emotional 6%
informative 4%
inspiring 4%
relaxing 4%
dark 3%
challenging 2%
reflective 2%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 32%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 29% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 49% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.9

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