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House of Shadows (2015)

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In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center. One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure, and bears witness as her protector Lord Evershot--desperate to find it--burns the building to the ground. Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly's quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen. -- Publisher description.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:ashkrishwrites
Teoksen nimi:House of Shadows
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Info:Publisher Unknown, 449 pages
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House of Shadows (tekijä: Nicola Cornick) (2015)

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 15) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
This book suffers horribly from tell-itis, which happens when a writer forgets that trusty adage: show, don't tell. As a consequence, the whole story falls flat. Which is a shame cause it sounded like an interesting story, but the telling is truly torturous.

I was sent this book free by Harlequin via Goodreads.

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  fionaanne | Dec 6, 2019 |
Well what a wonderful read that was! Three timelines run through this book, modern day, Regency, and Stuart. The main historical protagonist being Elizabeth of Bohemia (Charles I’s sister). If this isn’t enough to whet your appetite we have a set of historical memoirs to read through, a curse and cursed artefacts finding their way through time. All the ingredients of a truly cracking and addictive read, in the style of Barbara Erskine! Recommended ❤️ ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Apr 16, 2019 |
I am a sucker for a time travel books. The plot was really interesting and I found that I quickly became absorbed in the story. I like how the story went from past to present seamlessly. Overall a very good book. ( )
  fictionalblonde | Apr 10, 2019 |
The 1630s. Elizabeth Stuart, the 'Winter Queen' of Bohemia, must deal with the failing fortunes of her husband Frederick (and with his growing obsession with gifts she received as an infant from Queen Elizabeth I of England -- a large translucent pearl and a mirror studded with diamonds -- and their alleged magical powers), as well as the strong attraction she feels for Lord Craven, one of Frederick's soldiers. 1801. Lavinia Flyte keeps a diary of her life as the mistress of Lord Evershot in the country house built by Lord Craven as a refuge for Elizabeth Stuart -- and her fateful encounter with Robert Verity, a surveyor Evershot calls in to assist him in locating a treasure buried somewhere on the grounds. Current-day Holly Ansell receives a panicked telephone call from her young niece, telling her that her father (Holly's brother Ben) has disappeared, and Holly races off to Ben's country house to help in the search. -- What these three women may have in common forms the basis for this historical novel. It is quite an authorial feat to keep all three levels of the story going simultaneously -- and in such an engrossing and page-turning manner. Each plot line is realistic in its own way...but having all three of them interlock around the fate of the pearl and the mirror begins to strain the reader's credulity, however satisfying the outcome. Still, an enjoyable book that I do not regret having read. (Still, I think I'll pass on the author's 'The phantom tree,' a 'sneak peek' of which is included in the back of this edition...) ( )
  David_of_PA | Jul 14, 2018 |
I want to thank the publishers and the author for giving me the opportunity to read this in advance.

This was a nice story, intermixing the past and the present in a way that didn't aggravate me (!!), where I cared for both sides of the story equally. That's not an easy thing for me to do, I usually choose sides and get bored with the side that doesn't peak my interest as greatly.

I enjoyed the historical aspects of this novel, the English peerage and royalty that spanned nations and empires, marriages rarely for love, almost entirely for political purposes. I liked the romance between the Winter Queen and the Earl of Craven. This tale of forbidden love was very enjoyable, albeit tragic. I also enjoyed the relationship between Holly, Ben and Mark, and how that played out. It wasn't anything that I expected at the end there and I like to be surprised.

This story did have a touch of trade paperback romance where a long-haired, tanned shirtless hunk named Fabio graces the cover and is off to save his damsel in distress. There is NOTHING wrong with that, it's just not for me. It's not very believable, in my opinion, and it moves too fast, somewhat out of nowhere. Again, not hating on this genre or those that enjoy it, it just isn't my preferred reading material.

Overall, House of Shadows was a good read. Definitely would recommend for any royal/history/romance buffs. ( )
  Slevyr26 | Feb 24, 2018 |
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In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center. One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure, and bears witness as her protector Lord Evershot--desperate to find it--burns the building to the ground. Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly's quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen. -- Publisher description.

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