Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey #3) by Deanna Raybourn
Published by: Mira in 2009
“I will make arrangements for you and Portia to return to London the following day. I will be closing up the house. I am leaving England for a while.”
“For how long?” I asked him, determined to keep my composure.
“Until I am quite recovered from you,” he said evenly.
“When will you return?”
Ok, so I actually read this last week, but I loved this passage from Brisbane and Julia (SWOON). They’re just so great together. Oh, and don’t be turned away by the cover, these books are clean. No sex. Not sure why the covers started getting a little racy.
In Grimsgrave Hall, enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane has inherited a ruined estate, replete with uncanny tenants and one unwanted houseguest: Lady Julia Grey. 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 family: the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and 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 classes…. A mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave, one 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 evil. Deanna Raybourn spins a gripping tale of loyalty and lust, set against the wild beauty of the Yorkshire moors.
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