The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick
I am reading a lot of ‘Sister’ books at the moment and was delighted to discover Nicola Cornick’s latest features a sister who has been forgotten.
A wonderful historian and superb novelist, Nicola’s writing is delightful making the wonderful historical detail so easy to absorb and her stories, in whichever era she writes completely captivating.
I loved this beautifully written tale of ambition, mystery and romance. A dual timeline story, as engrossing in the turbulent setting of 16th Century England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, as the ruthless, fame-obsessed backdrop of today’s pop culture.
Amy Robsart is locked in a loveless marriage to the despicable Earl of Leicester and Lizzie Kingdom, close friend of Dudley Lester, a member of a boy band in the present day. What is the truth behind two similar and mysterious deaths which took place centuries apart … and can there ever be a happy ending with such violent, angst-ridden and ruthless ambition running rife through this delightfully intriguing plot.
The strands of the story are expertly interwoven as I grew to care and fear for both Amy and Lizzie and the link between the centuries was beautifully and believably handled. A gripping and emotional story of ambition and romance.