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17 June 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday56 - Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

This week for Book Beginnings & Friday 56 I'm highlighting the third book in Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness Mystery series -- and the sixth book of my 20 (or so) Books of Summer!

So far I'm only 24% in to Royal Flush and already poor Georgie has been nearly run over by a motorcycle, mistaken for a prostitute, been chatted up by a gossip columnist and given a top secret mission to help protect her family. 

If you're unfamiliar with the series, Georgie is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie of Glen Garry and Rannoch -- a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and 34th in line to the English throne. She's living alone in London trying to survive without a maid, a steady income or real job skills -- and, it sometimes seems, without common sense. The common sense only appears to apply to social situations, though, as she has previously assisted in solving various mysteries. 

Anyway, after the whole accidental-almost-prostitution fiasco, Scotland Yard ships her back to her brother's home in Scotland in hopes of keeping her out of trouble and scandal -- and, as she later finds out, to help keep an eye on the Prince of Wales and his brothers. This in itself is a mixed blessing for Georgie as she loves Scotland in the summer but she and her sister-in-law, Fig, have never gotten along. She's the main reason Georgie's living in London to begin with. So why does Fig act so thrilled when Georgie finally arrives ... ???

I guess I'll have to keep reading to find out!


As always, Friday 56 (share a blurb from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader

11 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this one before. Seems interesting, thanks for sharing, and enjoy once you get to it! :-)

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  2. I read this one last month - crazy wild, lol. Like your comment about Georgie and common sense.

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  3. You picked very provocative excerpts to share. I have been eager to begin this series. I have a few to read before I add anything more to my stack though. Come see what book I chose this week here. Happy reading!

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  4. Great excerpts, and from the blurb, I am intrigued and wonder why I haven't yet read this author. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

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  5. I love this series! I'm so far behind but I fully intend to catch up. I love Georgie and it sounds like she's still getting into trouble!

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  6. Not heard of this one but it sounds like something I might like to read. :)

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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  7. Sounds like fun and so is the cover. I like to laugh while reading:)

    My Friday 56 from Headed For Trouble

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  8. I really need to read this series - I have the first book in the series but have just not had a chance to dive into it...thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier

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  9. Some of my friends love this author - One of these days I'll have to look into them! :)


    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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  10. I've heard great things about this author but have yet to read anything. Happy weekend!

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  11. I like the excerpts, makes me want to read the book. Enjoy!

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