The gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Perfect for reading on a rainy day with a strong cup of Irish tea!”—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of That Summer. But after meeting aidan, and his enigmatic family, the current Viscount Gallagher, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than she’d thought.
As secrets emerge from the shadows and carragh gets closer to answers—and to aidan—could she be the Darkling Bride’s next victim?Praise for The Darkling Bride “A gorgeous concoction of Victorian gothic, and romance, all with an unforgettable library, mystery, The Darkling Bride is the perfect book to curl up with in front of a roaring fire.
The Darkling Bride: A Novel #ad - . Laura andersen has created a masterpiece. Tasha alexander, new york times bestselling author of the lady emily mysteries “Who can say no to an abandoned castle, a mysterious library, and a mystery that goes back several generations? Andersen captures the gothic tone perfectly, a renowned Victorian novelist, a brooding viscount, drawing you into the secrets of Deeprath Castle.
Nestled in the wicklow mountains of ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library. The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family.
The Boleyn King: A Novel The Boleyn Trilogy Book 1Ballantine Books #ad - Perfect for Philippa Gregory fans. Booklist starred review “A surprising gem and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Historical novels review “andersen’s novel, alive with historical flair and drama, satisfies both curious and imaginative Tudor aficionados. With the introduction of minuette, we meet an extraordinary young woman who embodies love and loyalty, Princess Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, and who fights to find the humanity at the heart of the most glamorous—and dangerous—court in Europe.
Susan elia MacNeal, author of Mr. Her multidimensional characters are so real that readers will wish it was history and eagerly await the next in the trilogy. Rt book reviews top pick “a wonderfully imaginative and well-written tale of intrigue, high court politics and desperate love. Deseret news “ ‘What if.
The Boleyn King: A Novel The Boleyn Trilogy Book 1 #ad - One among them will pay the price for a king’s desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England’s fortunes forever. Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Andersen delves into an alternative Tudor England geared to rivet period fans and newcomers alike.
The Phantom TreeGraydon House #ad - A spellbinding tale for fans of Kate Morton, Philippa Gregory and Barbara Erskine. The subject is mary seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary. More than four hundred years ago.
The painting of mary is more than just a beautiful object for Alison—it holds the key to her past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance and how Alison can get back to her own time. To when she and mary were childhood enemies yet shared a pact that now, must be fulfilled, finally, no matter the cost.
The Phantom Tree #ad - Bestselling author of house of shadows nicola Cornick offers a provocative alternate history of rivals, secrets and danger, set in a time when a woman’s destiny was determined by the politics of men and luck of birth. Except Alison knows better. Browsing an antiques shop in wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—identified as the doomed Tudor queen, Anne Boleyn.
Women of the Dunes: A NovelAtria Books #ad - The discovery triggers libby’s memories of family stories about Ellen, of her strange obsession with Ulla, and of her violent past at Sturrock House. The sturrocks have owned the land where ulla dwelled for generations, an archaeologist, has their permission to excavate a mysterious mound, and now Libby, which she hopes will cast light on the legend’s truth.
Libby first heard the stories from her grandmother, who had learned it from her own forebear, Ellen, a maid at Sturrock House. A beautifully told and intriguing mystery about two generations of Scottish women united by blood, an obsession with the past, and a long-hidden body, from the author of The House Between Tides.
Women of the Dunes: A Novel #ad - Libby snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a headland on Scotland’s sea-lashed western coast where a legend has taken root. At its center is ulla, an eighth-century Norsewoman whose uncertain fate was entangled with two warring brothers and a man who sought to save her. But before she can begin, storms reveal the unexpected: the century-old bones of an unidentified man.
And as she learns more of rodri sturrock, she realizes these forces are still at work, the landowner’s brother, and that she has her own role to play in Ulla’s dark legend. As libby digs deeper, tragedy, she unravels a recurring story of love, and threads that bind the past to the present.
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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. 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.
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The House Between Tides: A NovelAtria Books #ad - Hungry for answers, beatrice, hetty discovers that Muirlan was once the refuge of her distant relative Theo Blake, the acclaimed painter and naturalist who brought his new bride, there in 1910. She intends to renovate the ruinous house into a hotel, but the shocking discovery of human remains brings her ambitious restoration plans to an abrupt halt before they even begin.
What happened between them has remained a mystery, but as Hetty listens to the locals and studies the masterful paintings produced by Theo during his short-lived marriage, she uncovers secrets that still reverberate through the small island community—and will lead her to the identity of the long-hidden body.
The House Between Tides: A Novel #ad - An atmospheric debut novel about a woman who discovers the century-old remains of a murder victim on her family’s Scottish estate, plunging her into an investigation of its mysterious former occupants. Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
Few physical clues are left to identify the body, but one thing is certain: this person did not die a natural death. Yet ancient gossip and a handful of leads reveal that their marriage was far from perfect; Beatrice eventually vanished from the island, never to return, and Theo withdrew from society, his paintings becoming increasingly dark and disturbing.
The Woman in the LakeGraydon House #ad - Soon the fragile new life fen has created for herself away from her abusive ex-husband is threatened at its foundations by the gown’s power over her until she can't tell what is real and what is imaginary. As fen uncovers more about the gown and Isabella’s story, she begins to see the parallels with her own life.
When each piece of history is revealed, the gown—and its past—seems to possess her more and more, culminating in a dramatic revelation set to destroy her sanity. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it’s clear this was not his intended victim…250 Years Later…When a gown she stole from a historic home as a child is mysteriously returned to Fenella Brightwell, it begins to possess her in exactly the same way that it did as a girl.
The Woman in the Lake #ad - From the bestselling author of house of shadows and the phantom tree comes a spellbinding tale of jealousy, 1765Lady Isabella Gerard, orders her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it, greed, plotting and revenge—part history, Susanna Kearsley and Barbara ErskineLondon, a respectable member of Georgian society, part mystery—for fans of Kate Morton, its shimmering beauty tainted by the actions of her brutal husband the night before.
Three months later, lord Gerard stands at the shoreline of the lake, looking down at a woman wearing the golden gown.
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Foreshadows a mesmerizing conclusion to the trilogy. Publishers weekly “an intriguing re-imagining of Tudor England and the treacheries of court life. Kirkus reviews praise for laura andersen’s the boleyn King “A sumptuous, vividly imagined novel of a Boleyn king’s fateful rise to power amid the treacherous glamour of the Tudor court.
The Boleyn Deceit: A Novel The Boleyn Trilogy Book 2 #ad - C. But england must still contend with those who doubt his legitimacy, both in faraway lands and within his own family. Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Perfect for fans of philippa gregory and Alison Weir, Andersen’s novel admirably takes artistic license with history while remaining true to many aspects of real-world history.
An excellent recommendation for Phillippa Gregory fans. Booklist starred review “this entertaining work of alternative history offers plenty to savor for both fans of historical romance and those whose passion is political intrigue. Minuette must walk a delicate balance between her two suitors, not even her friend Elizabeth, unable to confide in anyone, William’s sister, who must contend with her own cleaved heart.
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Find your next book club pick, read special features, and more. And princess anabel, their daughter, has yet to declare with whom her allegiance—and her support—lie. Perfect for fans of philippa gregory and alison weir, bringing to life the drama and intrigue of Queen Elizabeth I; her daughter, Anabel, The Virgin’s War is award-winning author Laura Andersen’s gripping conclusion in the trilogy about the next generation of Tudor royals, the Princess of Wales; and two countries locked in a battle for the ages.
The Virgin's War: A Tudor Legacy Novel #ad - As the novel moves quickly and intelligently to its climax, Laura Andersen fans will rejoice!”—RT Book Reviews . This shakespearean-era fantasy may be your cup of tea. She must not let england fall to her former husband, King Philip of Spain. It’s a quandary that makes the clash between the Starks and the Lannisters look tame.
The Virgin's Daughter: A Tudor Legacy Novel Tudor Legacy Trilogy Book 1Ballantine Books #ad - . Perfect for fans of philippa gregory and alison weir, the virgin’s daughter is the first book in a captivating new saga about the next generation of Tudor royals, which poses the thrilling question: What if Elizabeth I, gave birth to a legitimate heir? Since the death of her brother, William, the celebrated Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I has ruled England.
. Laura andersen’s characters are well imagined and consistent, especially the Tudor siblings. Andersen brilliantly blends the history and historical characters we know into her wondrous new world. Rt book reviews Look for special features inside. She’s made the necessary alliances, and produced a successor: her only daughter, Anne Isabella, married Philip of Spain, Princess of Wales.
The Virgin's Daughter: A Tudor Legacy Novel Tudor Legacy Trilogy Book 1 #ad - . One of the best things about alternative history is that you don’t know what will happen next, and Andersen takes full advantage of that fact. The roanoke times “The plot includes many threads, yet they are weaved together flawlessly. But the enemies of england have even greater plans for the princess, a plot that will put Anabel’s very life and the security of the nation in peril.
The virgin’s daughter balances action and plot with emotion and character development.
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Now annie has discovered the door to the widow's walk and the house's dangerous past.