Forever Past
by Marty Ambrose

“Excellent . . . The surprising revelations that populate the book, mixed with a mood of regret and wistful longing for dead loves, imbue the story with a seductive power. Readers will eagerly anticipate the final volume in this trilogy” Publishers Weekly Starred Review of A Shadowed Fate

Claire Clairmont’s perilous quest to learn the fate of her daughter with Lord Byron enters its final stages in this last in a captivating historical trilogy based on the ‘summer of 1816’ Byron/Shelley group.

Italy, 1873. Claire Clairmont, one of the last surviving members of the Byron/Shelley circle, is determined to uncover the true fate of Allegra, her daughter conceived with Lord Byron. But her quest so far has been fraught with danger, and Claire knows she has enemies who will stop at nothing to keep past secrets hidden.

When she learns of a stunning revelation involving the abbess and Allegra, Claire returns to the convent of Bagnacavallo with her close companions to confront the abbess, and soon finds herself grappling with a series of chilling and threatening events.

As Claire finally closes in on the truth, could someone in her closest circle be plotting against her? And can she survive long enough to get the answers she craves for?

Reviews

“Even more than the atmosphere-rich suspense, the novel’s strength is in its dealing with the question that tormented Claire her whole long life: Was her reckless, passionate pursuit of Lord Byron ultimately worth it?”

Publishers Weekly

“Can Claire trust her supposedly faithful companions? Readers who have been following Claire's adventures will be anxious to find the answers”

Booklist

“Excellent . . . The surprising revelations that populate the book, mixed with a mood of regret and wistful longing for dead loves, imbue the story with a seductive power. Readers will eagerly anticipate the final volume in this trilogy”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of A Shadowed Fate

“The second in Ambrose’s Lord Byron mystery series should draw and delight as many readers as the first”

Booklist on A Shadowed Fate

“A superbly crafted historical mystery by an author with an impressive flair for the kind of narrative storytelling that will hold the reader simply riveted from first page to last”

Midwest Book Review on A Shadowed Fate

“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”

Booklist on Claire's Last Secret

“Ambitious . . . Ambrose provides a fresh perspective on Byron and his literary circle”

Publishers Weekly on Claire's Last Secret

Marty Ambrose

Marty Ambrose has been a writer most of her life, consumed with the world of literature whether teaching English and creative writing at Florida Southwestern State College or creating her own fiction. Her writing career has spanned almost fifteen years, and she has eight published novels. The Claire Clairmont historical mysteries build on Marty’s background as a Romantics scholar. She loves telling a story – especially if it’s a Florentine conspiracy that unfolds in a Downton Abbeyesque setting.

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Editions

Forever Past by Marty Ambrose is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483085767th June 2022150 X 220mm192$28.99
Hardback978144830857631st March 2022150 X 220mm192£20.99
Ebook97814483088421st May 2022N/A192$24.99
Ebook97814483088421st May 2022N/A192£20.99
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