The Forgotten Sister

May 1, 2020

In my opinion...

 

 

It's been a while since I've read an historical novel, and I was looking forward to losing myself in a tale from the Tudors. I'm also quite partial to a well done timeslip, and was intrigued by the references to psychometry in the modern day, so all the signs were good.

 

I  enjoyed this novel, it is historically accurate ( which is to be expected as the author is a historian)  and readable, with interesting characters . Although I found it a bit slow to get into,  towards the end I speeded up  to find out what happened. A few twists and unexpected turns later the majority of loose ends tied up..except those that couldn't be. 

 

The story did intrigue me, though it was only towards the end, in spite of the characters' names being heavily signposted, that the two stories seem to really come together. I felt as though I knew more about Amy than Lizzie, probably because Amy is written in the first person, and I felt that it was Amy's story that Nicola Cornick really wanted to tell. The final reveal although not totally unexpected was unsettling, and I found the epilogue really quite moving

 

 

 

Want to know more?

 

One woman’s secret will shape another’s destiny…

 

1560: Amy Robsart is trapped in a loveless marriage to Robert Dudley, a member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Surrounded by enemies and with nowhere left to turn, Amy hatches a desperate scheme to escape – one with devastating consequences that will echo through the centuries…

 

Present Day: When Lizzie Kingdom is forced to withdraw from the public eye in a blaze of scandal, it seems her life is over. But she’s about to encounter a young man, Johnny Robsart, whose fate will interlace with hers in the most unexpected of ways. For Johnny is certain that Lizzie is linked to a terrible secret dating back to Tudor times. If Lizzie is brave enough to go in search of the truth, then what she discovers will change the course of their lives forever.

 

 

My rating....

 

An enjoyable May night read of 4 glasses...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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