November 08, 2020

#BookReview: The Forgotten Sister by @NicolaCornick @Netgalley






Synopsis: In the tradition of the spellbinding historical novels of Philippa Gregory and Kate Morton comes a stunning story based on a real-life Tudor mystery, and of a curse that echoes through the centuries and shapes two women’s destinies…

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.



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: 
I loved this take on the historical story of Amy Robsart and Robert Dudley. It was wonderfully written and kept me entertained throughout the entire book. Elizabeth Kingdom is by far my favorite character in the book. She breaks the pattern of the past and shows such kindness to the family of a girl that hated her. I also loved watching the relationship between Lizzie and Arthur grow. The imagery in the story is perfect, I could really see myself there with the characters. The only thing I didn't like was the time jumps to the past. In the beginning they were a little jarring but by the end they smoothed out and it wasn't as annoying. Overall I loved this story and can't wait to read more from Nicola Cornick. 










About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Nicola Cornick has written over thirty historical romances for Harlequin and HQN Books. She has been nominated twice for a RWA RITA Award and twice for the UK RNA Award. She works as a historian and guide in a seventeenth century house. In 2006 she was awarded a Masters degree with distinction from Ruskin College, Oxford, where she wrote her dissertation on heroes.









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