PUBLISHED BY GRAYDON HOUSE OCTOBER 17, 2017
GENRE(S): ADULT, HISTORICAL FICTION, MYSTERY
PAGES: PAPERBACK 464
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The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House–a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit and destiny…
Bound by sex and birth to live for everyone but herself–and to love always in secret–Elizabeth Stuart entrusts a pair of arcane artifacts to her faithful cavalier to keep safe for her rightful heir. But fate will not be generous to the Winter Queen, throwing the question of succession into turmoil, the aftermath of which will resonate through the generations.
Lavinia Flyte wanted so much more from life than to be a courtesan at the mercy of the cruel Lord Evershot. He has brought her to Ashdown, the home of his ancestors, for reasons he guards greedily. But the maids’ whispers of hidden treasures–a pearl with the power to foretell the future–consume her with a curiosity she confides only to her diary, unaware of the misfortune that threatens.
And the mystery that binds them
Alarmed to hear her brother has gone missing at Ashdown Park, Holly Ansell is inexplicably drawn to the clues contained in the journal of a Regency courtesan who was living at the historic home when it burned to the ground two hundred years ago. Lured by the tragedy at Ashdown, Holly’s search leads her not only to the truth about Lavinia, but deeper into her own connection with the Winter Queen.
I believe I won this book on a giveaway from Shelf Awareness. I haven’t read that many historical fiction novels, but this one sounds really interesting — a tangle of romance, deceit and destiny is definitely something I would be into. Hopefully I get to this sooner rather than later… Oh you know… I just have to get through several books in my insanely out of control TBR.
What are some books on your TBR right now? Any thoughts about this book? Well, thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!
Sincerely Karen Jo