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  1. says:

    35 stars Silent on the Moor is the third book in this LADY JULIA GREY series and Julia and Nicholas Brisbane are still trying to figure out what their relationship is and if they even have a relationship But luckily there are mysteries to solve and murderous people to distract them and us from their relationship woesJulia disregarding all the normal rules of British Victoian society decides that Brisbane needs her and over needs to admit he loves her So she travels uninvited with her brother Valerius and sister Portia to stay at Brisbane's new manor in the lonely moors of Yorkshire called Grimsgrave Hall There's a name guaranteed to sell real estate Astoundingly something is amiss and it's not just that Brisbane alternately kisses Julia senseless and tells her to go back to London and forget all about him The aristocratic but indigent family that Brisbane purchased the property from is still in residence and there's some very weird history that nobody including Brisbane wants to tell Julia anything about Naturally that doesn't stop her from poking her nose into every corner The mystery was creepy but enjoyable with a fascinating Egyptian twist to it but man did I ever get tired of the relationship schizophrenia and Brisbane blowing hot and cold sometimes at the same time It was like watching a TV show where the producers are trying to sustain sexual tension by keeping the main couple apart as long as possible even when it's really contrived Spoilerish comments followI thought that the romance plotline hit its sell by date a couple of hundred pages before the author finally resolved it And thenBoom All the problems with their relationship are suddenly solved by some deus ex machinations not that these were problems in anyone's mind but Brisbane's but whatever The characters called it the fulfilling of a gypsy prophecy or something like that I call it You tell 'em Church Lady


  2. says:

    What is with the new cover? This series is so much than romance In fact what drew me to this series was the independent spirit of the heroine Lady Juliathink Austen meets Mary Russell the Laurie King books I will keep reading because I'm already hooked but I must wonder whether I would have picked up this series with this current designI know we shouldn't judge books by their cover but this one makes me think it is a traditional bodice ripper which I completely detest I am looking forward to reading this latest installment but I may have to remove the cover when it arrives from


  3. says:

    The third book in the Lady Julia series was a little gothic than her previous two stories I thought it worked well though I felt creeped out the entire time I was reading this book Deanna Raybourn is such a wonderful storyteller I'm amazed with every book I read by her I've been to so many different and uniue places just by stepping into her stories and imagination This time I was in the desolate wild moors of England She's so vivid with all the surroundings and even with the charactersI just absolutely love reading DR's tales Alas the mystery was decent and I'm happy to see some conclusion in Brisbane Julia's relationship I simply cannot wait to read the rest of the series although because I know there's only a couple left plus novellas I'm pacing myself


  4. says:

    It's difficult for me to describe exactly how excited I was for this book to come out Silent on the Moor was easily at the top of my most anxiously awaited books of 2009 I discovered Deanna Raybourn last year and after blowing through the first two Julia Grey novels have spent the last six months in that special agony reserved for the lovers of seuels Fortunately a copy popped up at a local ish bookstore and I was saved from suffering through the last two weeks til its March 1st publication date The third installment opens with Julia's big brother Bellmont trying to talk her out of haring off to Yorkshire after Brisbane when he has made it clear in no uncertain terms that he does not want her anywhere near the place Julia of course doesn't care a fig for Monty's scandalized pride and makes her way with all haste and several good intentions to the moors Unfortunately Brisbane's new home Grimsgrave is even creepier and decrepit than he led Portia to believe in his letter The whole place reeks of Miss Havisham's manor and after meeting the current occupants Julia soon realizes something is seriously amiss in this house where madness and murder walk hand in hand Not only does she face the task of convincing Brisbane of a few increasingly important things but Julia also finds herself uncovering hidden corpses accepting charms from Gypsy witches and thwarting a particularly vicious murder attempt Reading Silent on the Moor was an exercise in conflicting emotions I wanted to blow right through it to the end in one sitting and I simultaneously wanted each page to last longer than it possibly could so that I could savor being back with these two characters I have come to love I had some pretty high hopes for this one The third book in a series such as this comes with a rather hefty share of promise resting suarely on its shoulders and can really make or a break the series as a whole in my opinion This one truly made it Every hope I had was fulfilled and I found myself turning back to reread favorite passages before I was even a third of the way through the book This practice was repeated at regular intervals for the duration truly the mark of an excellent read around these parts If you like literary mysteries and haven't come across this series before for the love of all that is holy go get them now I am immoderately fond of them


  5. says:

    HAPPY DANCEThis one is my favorite in the series so farfor SO many reasons1 Although I have never been to the Moors I FEEL as though I have thanks to the Bronte sisters so everything surrounding this locale is always magically enhanced to me and usually depressing2 Julia grabs the bull by the horns and goes after the Brisbane That's what I'm talking about 3 Portia is in itend ofThe story wasn't very novel or surprising I felt annoyed that the main characters didn't seem to consider the most obvious thing staring them in the facebut its the character interactions that makes these novels for me Everyone is coming around to Julia's new strong willed nature which I find so delightfulMy next complaint makes me feel like a sex crazed personbut the romance is all fade to black I mean COME ON This series is obviously geared to adults with all the subject matterits VERY adultbut constant FADING TO BLACKeven the kissing isn't described Why have we been flirting for 3 books???? will continue with the series because I am emotionally invested at this point


  6. says:

    What the heck? I want to say something else but I'm trying to contain myselfThis installment was my least favorite so far and really for one main reason Brisbane He pushed Julia away for the most ridiculously stupid reason throughout the entire book view spoiler He simply refused to marry a woman with money which he had mentioned before but honestlywould someone really give up the love of their life for that stupid of a reason? hide spoiler


  7. says:

    Since I barely got beyond two chapters I don't think it'd be fair to rate it and thus I won't But can I stomach of Julia essentially throwing herself at Brisbane when he has made it uite clear repeatedly that he doesn't want to see her doesn't want her around and she is most definitely unwelcome at his house? No If it was Brisbane stalking Julia's every step and refusing to accept no for an answer I suspect we'd find the behavior far off putting Even with that issue aside I find it difficult to continue supporting an heroine who was willing to cast aside all her self esteem and propriety to chase a man who didn't want her And not only did Brisbane not want to marry her he was being a complete jackass to her I uite agreed with her brother and father's lecture to Julia I only wish she had listened and behaved like the 30 year old widow she is rather than acting like a willful teenager Brisbane's I don't want you denial schtick is tiresome and if Julia had an iota of sense she would've realized that a man who was still insisting on behaving like a douche and cutting contact TWICE after getting hot and heavy with her is not worth throwing away her self respect for Besides this is supposedly Victorian England and her father's an earl; why Brisbane hasn't yet been compelled to make her an offer of marriage after the way they've been carrying on is beyond meAfter that kind of opening to the book I am uite pleased that I even managed to suppress the urge to lob the heavy tome across the room


  8. says:

    The mystery in this one is really pathetic I guessed it all correctly from the get go I was hoping that it would change into something far less obvious but it didn’t So sad This book definitely felt like a placeholder Or relationship filler Once again I have issues with how Julia is portrayed Here she’s just so desperate I don’t know how else to view her stalking of Brisbane Seriously It’s stalking So a dude tells you he doesn’t want anything to do with you He ignores you for months Showing up at his house with a packed bag is not ok There’s only one way that ends Fine There might be two ways that ends restraining order or a bunny boiling on the stovetop I did enjoy the setting and the bleakness of the entire story It was nice to have a darker story I really hope that Brisbane doesn’t completely change and become a cuddly bear for the rest of the series


  9. says:

    I picked this edition because the cover on the other one looks like a reprehensible prom dress Love this book wraps things up very well uite interesting torment Although I could see the ending coming the characters are so good that the trip was worth it Less of a mystery than the last two installments very evocative of Wuthering Heights or Rebecca Still Loved it hope the series continues


  10. says:

    I had to order this book through interlibrary loan but I am glad that I did I read all 465 pages in one day I really didn’t want to set the book down Raybourn writes a really good Gothic murder mysteryromance Lady Julia Grey is part of that movement that I sense in fiction right now to feminize the story of Victorian times The role of women was definitely undergoing change during this time period what with Margaret Sanger’s championing of women’s rights and birth control plus the Rational Dress and the women’s suffrage movements Upper class women’s desires to be able to move to not be subject to restrictive social s and to control their own bodies What must it have been like to have all your choices subject to parents or brothers? Julia is a very sympathetic character to the modern female reader We identify with her desire to pursue what she wants Brisbane without having to answer to her stuffy eldest brother She is fortunate to have a father who is willing to aid and abet I was also glad to see that Raybourn spreads the restrictions around writing Julia’s brother Valerius as a frustrated medical doctor Gentlemen aren’t allowed to “practice trade” preventing Valerius from becoming what he is meant to be and showing that even men were hemmed in by the social contract of the timeI’m disappointed that I will once again have to specially reuest the next volume of this series through interlibrary loan Plus I am unsure where Raybourn will be able to take it after the conclusion of this installment but I am willing to give it a try


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Silent on the Moor

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Their secrets close Lady Allenby and her daughters dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society seem adrift on the moor winds powerless to change their fortunes But poison does not discriminate between classesA mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave one. It's difficult for

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Despite his admonitions to stay away Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever Cloistered together they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient familythe sort that keeps their bloodline pure and. The third book in t

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Lady Julia may have to solve alone as Brisbane appears inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns But blood will out and before spring touches the craggy northern landscape Lady Julia will have uncovered a Gypsy witch a dark rider and a long buried legacy of malevolence and ev. I picked this editi

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  • Silent on the Moor
  • Deanna Raybourn
  • English
  • 08 March 2018
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About the Author: Deanna Raybourn

New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Deanna Raybourn is a 6th generation native Texan She graduated with a double major in English and history from the University of Texas at San Antonio Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of one Raybourn makes her home in Virginia Her novels have been nominated for numerous awards including two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards the Agatha