Review: The Phantom Tree
Title: The Phantom Tree
Author: Nicola Cornick
Release Date: December 29th, 2016
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait – supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better… The woman is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a child.
The painting is more than just a beautiful object from Alison’s past – it holds the key to her future, unlocking the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance, and the enigma of Alison’s son.
But Alison’s quest soon takes a dark and foreboding turn, as a meeting place called the Phantom Tree harbours secrets in its shadows…
My Review: As a lover of historical fiction I was really excited to be able to read this book! The Description really sucked me in and I’m happy to say that the book lived up to my expectations. I connected quickly with the main characters and found myself excited to follow along in their adventure. Though the book ended up being a little slower paced than I normally like I wasn’t put off by the pace. The writing was vivid and lovely which really brought settings to life. If you enjoy historical fiction then this book is worth a look!
*I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review*