The Phantom Tree

The Phantom Tree

Book - 2018
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While shopping in an antiques store Alison Bannister stumbles upon an old portrait of Mary Seymour, her childhood enemy from the time of the Tudors. She realizes she now has the key to get back to her own time and unlock the mystery of Mary's disappearance so many years ago.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Graydon House, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781525805998
Characteristics: 375 pages


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ArapahoeKristy Aug 22, 2019

I enjoyed this story with its own twist on history. Time travel, romance, mystery, and likable characters kept me interested all the way through.

RandomLibrarian Jul 25, 2019

Review excerpt: "I loved Mary and Alison, but I wanted more of the future, because the possibilities were so tantalizing. If you like historical fiction with strong romantic elements, time slippage, and a large, complex mystery, you will really like this book. But like we said, make sure you have time (ha, ha) set aside to read it, because you won’t be able to put it down."

Mar 30, 2019

What an interesting, original book! I enjoyed every page, I have to say. First of all, I liked that idea that the story was also about Mary Seymour, the lost daughter of Queen Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour. I say "lost" because very little is known about her and it is generally believed that she died very young. In this book, the author attempts to give us Mary's story, a story full of fantasy. Time travel, loss, love, friendship, arrogance and cruelty are all elements here and - although the end was not what I was hoping for - they make a great story. Mary herself is described as a very spirited young girl, who has to survive in a man's world, while her friend is in a way more adventurous - but enough, I don't want to spoil the story for you, just go ahead and read this beautiful book.

Jun 13, 2018

An intriguing time travel historical fiction mystery.

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