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Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2)
Silent In The Sanctuary - Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends. Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget -- the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane -- is among her father's houseguests... and he is not alone. Not to be outdone, Julia shows him...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778326038
ISBN-10: 0778326039
Publication Date: 2/1/2009
Pages: 496
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 137 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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alterlisa avatar reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 323 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Throughly enjoyable read. Reminds me a bit of the old Gothic Romances I was so fond of in the 70's and 80's. A romantic mystery that is well worth your time reading
reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 862 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another delicious Victorian mystery (2nd in the series) complete with ghosts, gypsies, eccentric family members, false engagements, priceless jewels and murder.
reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I knew from the get/go that someone dies -- I tried to figure out who had to get killed. It was a suprise. There were times the book read "slow" and the hero did not treat the heorine with the best manners and sometimes intent. It has in its favor 484 pages.
jai avatar reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the second book in the Lady Julia Gray mysteries. After the events of the first book and a trip overseas, Lady Julia and her brothers are called back to the family home for Christmas. Julia's father, Lord March, has a few family and assorted guests over at the March home, Belmont Abbey. Amid the usual family drama, odd occurrences start to happen and (of course, this is a murder mystery series after all), things culminate in a murder.

Compared to the first book, Silent in the Sanctuary had more story threads and twists. Which is not entirely surprising because there are a lot more characters, and they're all staying in the same house, which makes things ripe for conflict and mystery.

Loved the first one and the second one is again a strong book - I think I liked the twists in the mystery in this one more than the first book, but I'm undecided on which book I liked more for the romance. I really need to read book 3, Silent on the Moor! This series is shaping up to be one of my favorites, and if you are even considering reading these books, I strongly urge you to try them.

My full review: http://janicu.livejournal.com/96105.html
reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Historical romance & mystery combined. A good story. Looking forward to the next one.
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vanascarbookworm avatar reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 4 more book reviews
Good but not as good as the first one. I thought it went round in circles before getting to the point. All in all it was enjoyable & will read the rest of the series.
reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 13 more book reviews
Lady Julia Grey, once she was widowed, found out that her life had been a mere shadow. She had had an adventure with a mysterious "private enquiry agent", Nicholas Brisbane, in Silent in the Grave, but thought she'd never see him again. This is where Silent in the Sanctuary begins.
Lady Grey has a large, extended family, who are introduced in various degrees - some as sub-plots and others as "red herrings" to pop up again in other books.
The murder(s) themselves are less the story line than the thread to pull one further into the story. This particular rendition was confusing because of the myriad of subplots and odd encounters.
Ms. Raybourn understands English society and spins an interesting, if not convoluted, tale. However, the twists to the story detracts from the romantic interplay between Lady Julia and Brisbane.
Gr8Smokies avatar reviewed Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) on + 98 more book reviews
I really liked this sequel to "Silent in the Grave". Lady Julia Gray, after the disastrous events of "Silent in the Grave" (no spoilers), packs herself off to Italy. She is hoping to recover from her losses and to get away from the memory of the enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane. It does not work.

Upon her return to England, she is joined by her family (quite a colorful cast of characters) and Brisbane at the family estate. Murder and intrigue soon follow.

This was a welcome follow-up to Raybourn's first book and a very enjoyable way to pass an evening.

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