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January Book Discussion is Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel


Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices #1)by Shelley Adina 

Ms Ceejay Writer suggested our January book. Currently available for FREE on Amazon Kindle. 203 pages. 

Goodreads summary:
London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. Steam is the power that runs the world. 
At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices.  
When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his, if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals. 
Join us at the Burton library for another lively discussion. 

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    • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg January 14, 2014

      I second Ceejay’s suggestion.  We always have fun at the book club meetings, it would be excellent if more people joined us!

      This month’s book is filled with steampunkiness (it is too a word), and it is a quick and easy read.

      Doooo iiiiiiiiit.



  1. MacKnight Culdesac MacKnight Culdesac January 15, 2014

    Is this discussion scheduled for 2:00 AM, as noted here, or 2:00 PM as listed on the calendar?

    • Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs January 15, 2014

      It’s 2:00 PM. People don’t always realize that, when putting the start and end times on these events, one must use military time. *grin*

  2. Jon Chen Jon Chen January 15, 2014

    And I have only just begun Jeter’s “Infernal Devices!”  On the other hand, this looks to be a text I shall have to add to my list, given the adventuresome description. :)

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