I have had Swerling’s previous novels in the City of series on my TBR for quite some time. When I saw that Bristol House was being released and available for review I had to jump at the chance to maybe get a kick-start on her books. It is being released in just a couple of days and I wanted to give you an early jump on a giveaway of the book!
By Beverly Swerling
Hardcover, 416 pages
April 4, 2013
In modern-day London, architectural historian and recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall hopes to turn her life around and restart her career by locating several long-missing pieces of ancient Judaica. Geoff Harris, an investigative reporter, is soon drawn into her quest, both by romantic interest and suspicions about the head of the Shalom Foundation, the organization sponsoring her work. He’s also a dead ringer for the ghost of a monk Annie believes she has seen at the flat she is subletting in Bristol House.
In 1535, Tudor London is a very different city, one in which monks are being executed by Henry VIII and Jews are banished. In this treacherous environment of religious persecution, Dom Justin, a Carthusian monk, and a goldsmith known as the Jew of Holborn must navigate a shadowy world of intrigue involving Thomas Cromwell, Jewish treasure, and sexual secrets. Their struggles shed light on the mysteries Annie and Geoff aim to puzzle out—at their own peril.
This riveting dual-period narrative seamlessly blends a haunting supernatural thriller with vivid historical fiction. Beverly Swerling, widely acclaimed for her City of Dreams series, delivers a bewitching and epic story of a historian and a monk, half a millennium apart, whose destinies are on a collision course.
Ok, now the giveaway details…
- 1 copy (hardcover)
- Open to the US only (no PO boxes)
- Giveaway runs until April 14th
Copyright © 2013 by The Maiden’s Court