Date Published | March 02, 2021
Date Read | May 2021
Goodreads Rating | 5
Overall | Words cannot express how much I absolutely loved this series, this character, the dialogue, the setting and just the overall concept of this book. It was both the epitome of a strong feminist lead in a daring adventure back in history. I loved it!
Pros | This is the first book about a character from the 1890’s who isn’t a total doormat nor focused on getting married.
Cons | None – this is a fabulous find and a great read!
Warnings | It reads like a YA book but the main character has sex and seems to be 20+ yo so it’s a little confusing because I totally thought I was reading a YA book based on the dialogue and style
POV | First Person POV Past Tense
Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No
January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club–an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women–Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela’s chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves–and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.
Having noted Veronica’s resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica’s own family–the royalty who has never claimed her.