Release date - 29th December 2016
Book length - 448 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
“My name is Mary Seymour and I am the daughter of one queen and the niece of another.”
Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait – supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better… The woman is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a child.
The painting is more than just a beautiful object for Alison – it holds the key to a past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance, and the enigma of Alison’s son.
But Alison’s quest soon takes a dark and foreboding turn, as a meeting place called the Phantom Tree harbours secrets in its shadows…
THE PHANTOM TREE by Nicola Cornick is so much more than just another historical novel. Rich in exquisite detail, the past and present burst to life in front of the reader's eyes and keeps us gripped in its story. Trapped in the present, Alison is desperate to find some clue from her past in the 16th Century that will lead her back to where she came from. She will do everything in her power to return to her home and find her beloved son who was taken from her at his birth. Knowing that her cousin Mary Seymour has left clues for her, Alison believes there must be a way. But as she delves deeper into her research, the darkness of the past mixes with the present. Told from two different perspectives - Mary's life in the 1560's and Alison's in the present - this epic tale of fantasy and history is interwoven in such a way that will keep you ensnared from beginning to end. THE PHANTOM TREE by Nicola Cornick is a truly remarkable read!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5
International bestselling author Nicola Cornick writes romantic historical mysteries and witty and passionate Regency romance. She studied History at London and Oxford and was awarded a distinction for her dissertation on historical heroes. It was a tough study but someone had to do it. Nicola has a “double life” as a writer and guide at the stunning 17th century hunting lodge, Ashdown House.
Nicola lives near Oxford and loves reading, writing, history, music, wildlife, travel and walking her dog.
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Website - www.nicolacornick.co.uk
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