British Book Database

Nicola Cornick's New Timeslip Books in Order

1.
House of Shadows

House of Shadows offers a mystery spanning three different centuries, intricately connecting the lives of three women with a stately home steeped in history and secrets. In the present day, Holly Ansell is determined to uncover the truth behind her brother’s mysterious disappearance, a quest that leads her to the enigmatic Ashdown House.

As Holly delves deeper into the house’s past, she uncovers the stories of Elizabeth Stuart, a 17th-century royal, and Lavinia Flyte, a famed courtesan in the 1800s, both of whom have a deep and lasting connection to Ashdown. Elizabeth’s tale is one of power, love, and loss as she navigates the treacherous waters of the English court, while Lavinia’s story unveils a world of intrigue, desire, and deception.

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In “The Phantom Tree,” Nicola Cornick crafts a compelling historical novel entwining the fates of two women separated by centuries but connected by an ancient mystery. The story unfolds as Alison Bannister, a woman from the 16th century, finds herself stranded in present-day England. Desperately searching for a way back to her own time and her lost son, Alison discovers a portrait of her friend, Mary Seymour, in an art gallery, which holds the potential clues to her predicament.

Mary Seymour, the daughter of Queen Katherine Parr and step-daughter to King Henry VIII, grapples with her own turbulent life, marked by the visions that isolate her from others. Her story, set in the aftermath of the Tudor era, reveals a world of intrigue, power struggles, and supernatural occurrences. As Alison unravels Mary’s story in the present, she uncovers secrets about their shared past and the enigmatic ‘phantom tree' that holds the key to Alison’s return journey.

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