A sparkling historical romance from the internationally bestselling author of the CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S series. High adventure and dark mystery combine in this novel from Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay.
Elinor Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by.
Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.
A chance encounter changes their plans, plunging Elinor and Lord Ryde into adventure and not a little peril until, finally, they are forced to confront the mystery of what happened on That Night, all those years ago.
Are they both so entangled in the riddles of the past that they are about to miss this one last opportunity for future happiness?
Readers love Jodi Taylor:
'Quirky, historical fiction, well seasoned with humour'
'Witty, fast-paced, fun and fantastic'
' I can't remember when I last enjoyed a book this much'
'Revels in the speech, habits and atmosphere of the Regency'
Takes readers on a carnival ride through laughter and tears with a bit of time travel thrown in for spice - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
A true page-turner - SF Revu
I've never seen time travel handled this way. I like it - Wethenerdy.com
[An] appealing cast of characters... [with] with plenty of humour, lots of action, and even a touch of romance - Library Journal
Jodi Taylor is the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary's series, the story of a bunch of disaster prone individuals who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel! She is also the author of the Time Police series - a St Mary's spinoff and gateway into the world of an all-powerful, international organisation who are NOTHING like St Mary's. Except, when they are.
Alongside these, Jodi is known for her gripping supernatural thrillers featuring Elizabeth Cage together with the enchanting Frogmorton Farm series - a fairy story for adults.
Born in Bristol and now living in Gloucester (facts both cities vigorously deny), she spent many years with her head somewhere else, much to the dismay of family, teachers and employers, before finally deciding to put all that daydreaming to good use and write a novel. Nearly twenty books later, she still has no idea what she wants to do when she grows up.