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Night of a Thousand Stars New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn returns with a Jazz Age tale of grand adventure On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat s wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing she flees the chapel in her wedding gown Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father s quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is to her hero than it seems With only her feisty lady s maid for company, Poppy secures employment and travels incognita east across the seas, chasing a hunch and the whisper of clues Danger abounds beneath the canopies of the silken city, and Poppy finds herself in the perilous sights of those who will stop at nothing to recover a fabled ancient treasure Torn between allegiance to her kindly employer and a dashing, shadowy figure, Poppy will risk it all as she attempts to unravel a much larger plan one that stretches to the very heart of the British government, and one that could endanger everything, and everyone, that she holds dear


10 thoughts on “Night of a Thousand Stars

  1. says:

    4 stars This was such a FUN book to read And I mean it was a total escapism kind of bookreminded me of the old days where I d be sucked into movies for hours and tune out reality Starting with the Lady Julia Grey series Deanna Raybourn s forte has always been her ability to richly describe the setting, a skill that s absolutely necessary for any author in the historical mystery genre Wr


  2. says:

    I say, if you re running away from your wedding, you re going about it quite wrong There it was, in black and white for all to see Viscount s Heir Jilted By American Society Girl The girl Poppy Hammond decides at the last minute not to marry into a stodgy, boring life with some blue blooded aristocrat and seeks refuge at her father s house long story, she was raised in America by her mot


  3. says:

    Ah, Deanna Raybourn, I love you Please don t stop writing And please find a way to come back and writeabout Julia and Brisbane This book made me miss them so much I want to knowabout the Vespiary There s so muchthere, I know it Night of a Thousand Stars was yet another enjoyable, light, romantic historical adventure I enjoyed seeing how Poppy ties in with Julia, and how the mad March lega


  4. says:

    I ve given this an A at AAR but it very nearly squeaked an A, so I m leaving it at 5 stars.You know how sometimes you read the opening line or two of a book, and not only does it hook you immediately, but you can just tell it s going to be a great read Well, Night of a Thousand Stars is one of those books It opens with Penelope Hammond, step daughter of a rich American industrialist runnin


  5. says:

    A bit silly, really Even the connection to the Julia Grey books couldn t save it In fact, it kind of made it worse.


  6. says:

    I m a huge fan of Deanna Raybourn, particularly of her Lady Julia Grey series, and her three latest stand alone novels are taking readers to some exciting, exotic new locales for historical fiction Night of a Thousand Stars starts off in London, shortly after the end of World War I, as we witness our intrepid heroine, Poppy, who, much to my delight, is the niece of my beloved Julia, climbing


  7. says:

    This book is frightfully silly Possible spoilers belowPoppy Hammond decides she s had enough of high society life and decides to make a run for it On the day of her wedding to a staid and proper lordling, she tries to escape through the window.Enter mysterious man 1 A curate who aids her dash to freedom and drives her to her estranged father In a shiny fast car Who is kind and dashing, an exc


  8. says:

    Night of a Thousand Stars is a historical fiction adventure, and unfortunately for me, I was a reluctant adventurer While there were some elements that really worked for me, I had a really hard time finishing this book as it simply didn t capture my attention.Poppy Hammond is on the brink of marriage to a wealthy aristocratic a comfortable life awaits her But, Poppy wantsshe doesn t feel like


  9. says:

    4.5 starsI m not sure how to summarize the plot without giving it away so read at your own risk Penelope Poppy Hammond can not bring herself to marry Gerald Madderly, the crushing bore her mother has chosen for her, it would be too too Victorian Poppy hoped they could be compatible but it is not meant to be, so she leaves the church by way of the window assisted by the affable curate, Sebastian


  10. says:

    I am the newest member of the passionate Deanna Raybourn fan club This historical novel, set in 1920, has the snappy banter and flirtatious manner of 1930s screwball rom coms with the bouncy, breezy intrigues of Lauren Willig Add a dash of Indiana Jones, and you have this delightful novel.I was sucked in from the first page, and completely taken with our impetuous heroine, exotic locale, and yum


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