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House of Shadows Publisher's Summary

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit, and destiny....

In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier, William Craven, for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center.

One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure and bears witness as her protector, Lord Evershot - desperate to find it - burns the building to the ground.

Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly's quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen.

©2015 Nicola Cornick (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
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  • Book 1

    • House of Shadows

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Fiona Hardingham, Beverley A Crick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit, and destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-19

    Regular price: $28.51

    • House of Shadows

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Fiona Hardingham, Beverley A Crick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ben Ansell is researching his family tree when he disappears. As his sister Holly begins a desperate search, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to an ornate antique mirror and to the diary of Lavinia, a 19th-century courtesan who was living at Ashdown House when it burned to the ground over 200 years ago. Intrigued, and determined to find out more about the tragedy at Ashdown, Holly’s only hope is that uncovering the truth about the past will lead her to Ben.

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  • Book 2

    • The Phantom Tree

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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    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.

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    • The Phantom Tree

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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    Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait - identified as the doomed Tudor queen Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary...more than 400 years ago. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Best book I have read in a LONG time!

    • By cheryl coen on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • The Woman in the Lake

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams, Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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    1765: Lady Isabella Gerard asks her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it. Its shimmering beauty has been tainted by the actions of her husband the night before. Three months later: Lord Eustace Gerard stands beside the lake looking down at the woman in the golden gown. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it’s clear this is not his intended victim....

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    • The Woman in the Lake

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams, Charlie Sanderson, Rebecca Courtney, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    London, 1765. Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, orders her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it, its shimmering beauty tainted by the actions of her brutal husband the night before. Three months later, Lord Gerard stands at the shoreline of the lake, looking down at a woman wearing the golden gown. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it’s clear this was not his intended victim…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-03-19

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