A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning

Veronica Speedwell #1

Deanna Raybourn

fiction historical mystery adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced

337 pages | first published 2015

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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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Summary of 3612 reviews

Moods

adventurous 94%
mysterious 86%
funny 64%
lighthearted 49%
tense 8%
emotional 7%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 5%
dark 4%
informative 4%
relaxing 4%
challenging 2%
reflective 2%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 35%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 30% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 49% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 2%

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3.89

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