The Automaton’s Wife by Vered Ehsani The Automaton's Wife by Vered Ehsani
Series: Society for Paranormals #2
Published by the author on April 14, 2015
Source: Purchased
Genres: Steampunk, Historical Fantasy
Pages: 233
Format: eBook
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three-stars

Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: a zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed and a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her. To top it off, her dead husband Gideon has absconded with an automaton, threatening to return for his wife. The wife in question however soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs. Knight herself?

The Automaton’s Wife is an amusing, quick read, although I do suggest reading the first in the series before this one.

Bee continues her adventures in Africa with the help and also complications of her friends and family. This time around she meets a large bat, her husband’s ghost has seemingly disappeared and her horse is posessed by a snake spirit. In the meantime, a local woman has been found dead in a mysterious manner.

I like the Kenya 1899 setting and the author provides a brief fact or fiction section after the story. Bee and her family don’t fit in, but they are doing their best. Bee tries to keep an open mind when dealing with people, but she is a part of her British culture. Bee also learns a few things about her past that puts her prejudices in a different light.

It’s a cute series. It’s light and enjoyable. And Bee is fun to hang out with.

About Vered Ehsani

Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than she cares to admit. She lives in Kenya with her family and various other animals. When she isn’t writing, she pretends to work as an environmental consultant. She was born in South Africa and raised in Canada, but has lived in Kenya since mid-2000 with her husband, two children and other amusing animals.

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