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Night of a Thousand Stars Shortly after the first paragraph, this book veered into ridiculousness, but I still found it immensely entertaining I think the author herself called it part screwball comedy, which is not a description I would normally find appealing, but worked well with these quirky characters and their humorous exchanges.If I had a criticism, I would say this was too similar to her previous book City of Jasmine So much so that I kept getting the characters confused And, it lended a feeling of been the Shortly after the first paragraph, this book veered into ridiculousness, but I sti A bit silly, really Even the connection to the Julia Grey books couldn t save it In fact, it kind of made it worse. 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. 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 running out on her wedding to a stodgy viscount s heir with the help of a rather attractive and delightfully I ve given this an A at AAR but it very nearly squeaked an A, so I 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 excellent companion and has a sense of humour After depositing her with her father, he promptly disapp 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 shi 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 out of a window to flee a marriage she does not want just moments before it is to take place She is aid 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 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 Cantrip Along the way to her estranged father s cottage in Devon, she makes a full confession Po 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 Cantrip Along the way to her estranged father s cottage in Devon, she makes a full confession Poppy then meets her father, Eglamour Plum March Lady Julia s brother 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 yummy romance The story opens with Poppy March Hammond attempting to crawl out a church window in her I am the newest member of the passionate Deanna Raybourn fan club This historical novel, set i 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 mother and step father, hasn t seen her real father in years The guy As Poppy plans her escape, she sI 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 mother and step father, hasn t seen her real father in years The guy As Poppy plans her escape, she s conveniently aided by the ever so helpful and handsome curate Sebastian Cantrip The resourceful curate gets her out, to her father s and leaves her there and promptly disappears without a trace Oh, and Cantrip s not his real name eitherHave you never heard the word before A cantrip is an old Scots word It means a witch s trick, a spell The very word means deception Hmmmm What s a plucky heroine to do but go after her mystery man and make sure he s O 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 legacy continues But it also made me homesick for the old friends I still don t want to 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 legacy continues But it also made me homesick for the old friends I still don t want to say goodbye to them for good And I want1920s Middle Eastern treasure hunts now, too Everything I read just makes me want.So, this one is 4.5 Stars because it didn t quite manage to match up to City of Jasmine I loved the wedding escape at the beginning that was hilarious And Sebastian won me over pretty much instantly before he disappeared I thought Poppy was really blind and stupid about him at times, but she was also impulsive, smart and stu

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