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11 October 2016

A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey (Tuesday Intro & Teaser Tuesday)

It's Tuesday again and this week I have had the extreme pleasure of reading T E Kinsey's A Quiet Life in the Country thanks to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley.  It follows Lady Emily Hardcastle and her lady's maid, Florence Armstrong, who have recently relocated from London to a "quiet life" in the small village of Litteton Cotterell outside of Bristol. Of course, quiet is boring and as soon as the pair stumble onto a dead body in a clearing they're determined to investigate the case and the fun just keeps on coming from there! 

I laughed hysterically at their antics and especially at their relationship. From the very beginning it's clear that they're much closer than normally expected of a Lady and maid in 1908, but there is very little "normal" about this pair. Flo was raised in the circus and Emily is a widow who just happens to dabble in moving pictures and once foiled an assassination attempt of a Bulgarian ambassador. They're an odd couple but great heaps of riotous fun. Even with murders (yes, it becomes plural), Lady Hardcastle and Flo remain an absolute delight to behold.  Snark, sarcasm and brilliance abound and I have already laid claim to Flo as my newest Spirit Animal. 

The next in the series is due out in December and I've already pre-ordered it. It'll be a long couple of months to wait, but I can already tell that these are stories I'll be able to pick up time and again whenever I need a good chortle.

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is the first paragraph (or two) of a book being read now or in the future and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" from Books and a Beat asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

The beginning:

When teasing each other about Flo giving Lady Emily a character reference:

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a plenty of laughs are to be had. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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    1. I was surprised at just how many there were without taking away from the plot and mystery. Kinsey's a gem!

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  2. I'd continue - sounds like a fun read!

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    1. I'd love to know what you think if you give it a try!

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    1. It is so much fun! I think I almost hyperventilated a couple of times because I was laughing so hard :)

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  4. I love books that actually make me "laugh out loud"! I would keep reading for sure :) I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/10/teaser-tuesday-twice-promised-and.html

    Colletta

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  5. Sounds hilarious!

    Mine this week is from a cozy mystery: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-Xl

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  6. This looks like a lot of fun!! Here's my Teaser/Intro for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/teaser-tuesdayfirst-chapter-first.html

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  7. Sounds delightful. And I love how pretty your showcase for it is:)

    My TT from PooP

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  8. I and my students giggled. I would keep reading!

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-countryside/

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  9. Sounds like a character to enjoy....thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “THE AMERICAN GIRL”

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  10. This sounds like so much fun, Karen! I would definitely keep reading. I am glad you enjoyed A Quiet Life in the Country. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sounds like you really enjoyed this one. Happy Reading!

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  12. Sounds good to me; I'd keep reading for sure. Here's my link for this week's teaser/intro: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1l1

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