Monday, January 14, 2019
The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick
Alison Bannister and Mary Seymour were cousins orphaned at a very young age and sent to live in Wolf Hall. They did not like each other but over time they did in fact grow to trust each other a bit. Alison began an affair with Mary's cousin Edward Seymour that resulted in a child. Flash forward 400 years and Alison spies an old painting in an art gallery falsely listed as Anne Boleyn but Alison knows that it's actually a picture of Mary. Alison has spent years trying to figure out what happened to Mary because she is the last hope Alison has of ever finding out what happened to her son.
This is a time travel book that covers all the bases. It has historical fiction and facts all wrapped up in one not to mention magic, romance, and intrigue. I loved every facet of this novel. I only rated it 4 stars because I found Alison to be a tad bit on the obsessive compulsive side.
Thanks so much to NetGalley, the author, and the publishing house for the preview of the book.