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Night of a Thousand Stars
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New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn returns with a Jazz Age tale of grand adventureOn the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thingshe 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 more to her hero than it seems.With only her feisty lady's maid for company, Poppy secures employment and travels incognitaeast 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 planone that stretches to the very heart of the British government, and one that could endanger everything, and everyone, that she holds dear. "Raybourn skillfully balances humor and earnest, deadly drama, creating well-drawn characters and a rich setting." Publishers Weekly on Dark Road to Darjeeling"
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"Utterly irresistible."-Eva Stachniak, internationally bestselling author of The Winter Palace"Night of A Thousand Stars brims over with romance, adventure, suspense and humour. I wish someone would make it into a movie!"-Kate Forsyth, bestselling author of BITTER GREENS"Raybourn's first-class storytelling is evident....Readers will quickly find themselves embarking on an unforgettable journey that fans both old and new are sure to savor." -Library Journalon City of Jasmine"Raybourn skillfully balances humor and earnest, deadly drama, creating well-drawn characters and a rich setting."-Publishers Weekly on Dark Road to Darjeeling"From sweetly touching moments requiring tissues to hot-blooded hunts for prey of both two- and four-legged varieties, this book elicits the widest range of emotions, and does it with style."-Library Journal on A Spear of Summer Grass"With a strong and unique voice, Deanna Raybourn creates unforgettable characters in a richly detailed world. This is storytelling at its most compelling." -Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times bestselling author"[A] perfectly executed debut... Deft historical detailing [and] sparkling first-person narration."-Publishers Weekly on Silent in the Grave, starred review"A sassy heroine and a masterful, secretive hero. Fans of romantic mystery could ask no more-except the promised sequel."-Kirkus Reviews on Silent in the Grave" A great choice for mystery, historical fiction and/or romance readers."-Library Journal on Silent on the Moor"Raybourn...delightfully evokes the language, tension and sweeping grandeur of 19th-century gothic novels."-Publishers Weekly on The Dead Travel Fast

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