Claire’s Last Secret
by Marty Ambrose
A tragic death leads Claire Clairmont to be haunted by her past and the ‘summer of 1816’ she shared with Byron and Shelley in this first in an intriguing new historical trilogy.
1873, Florence. Claire Clairmont, the last survivor of the ‘haunted summer of 1816’ Byron/Shelley circle, is living out her final years in genteel poverty, but the appearance of British tourist, William Michael Rossetti, brings hope that she may be able to sell some of her memorabilia to earn enough cash to support her and her niece/companion, Paula.
But Rossetti’s presence in Florence heralds a cycle of events that links the summer of 1816 – when Claire conceived an ill-fated child with George Gordon, Lord Byron, when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, and when four tempestuous lives came together – to a tragic death. As Claire begins to unravel the truth, she must go back to that summer of passion to discover the identity of her old enemy.
Genre: Historical romance
“Ambrose provides a fresh perspective on Byron and his literary circle”
“Ambrose seduces readers with writing as smooth as a lady’s silk gown and a plot as suspenseful as the appearance of an unexpected visitor, drawing readers into a realm of creative brilliance, tragedy, and secrets.”
Claire’s Last Secret by Marty Ambrose is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727887979||31st May 2018||145 X 225mm||192||£20.99|
|Hardback||9780727887979||1st September 2018||145 X 225mm||192||$28.99|
|Paperback||9781847519191||29th March 2019||140 X 215mm||192||£13.99|
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