Troubador The Last Daughter

Released: 28/06/2018

ISBN: 9781789010008

eISBN: 9781789010817

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Last Daughter

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Why is Rose transported back in time, to the London of 1666? What waits for her there? Will she ever be able to return back to the present day?

Recovering from her father’s death, Rose books into a small London hotel. On one of her explorations, she meets and strikes up a friendship with Alan, vicar of St Mildrith.

During her stay at the Hotel Aragon, Rose encounters Julia, a ghost who has been searching through the centuries for the last daughter, the only woman who can help her. Having found Rose, the spectral Julia spirits her to Pudding Lane, only days before a fire breaks out in a nearby bakery. This scares Rose, and she insists Julia returns her to her own time. Evaluating what has happened to her, Rose asks Alan to join her, and Julia takes them back to the London of 1666.

They become involved in a plan to help Julia, daughter of the third wealthiest man in London escape an arranged marriage, as she has met and fallen love with an ambitious apprentice baker, Adam. 

A fire with dire consequences for London breaks out in Pudding Lane. Can Rose and Alan, whose friendship is slowly developing into love, without either realising it, survive and escape the ravenous fire and return to their own time? Or will they be trapped forever in the London of King Charles II.

Will Julia and Adam succeed in their audacious plan to marry, despite the cavernous divide of their different lives?

Love, check! Family, check! Action, check! Adventure, check! Time travel, check!

The fact that all of these elements are woven together by Ann Turner in such a wonderful way so that the reader is completely engrossed by all of it is amazing! Following Rose through her adventures we see how much of London has changed over the centuries.

Rose has always put others first; her son, her husband, her father; and now it’s time for some me time. She decides to book a hotel room and enjoy a weekend exploring London. Except it doesn’t really turn out the way she planned. Rather than relaxing and enjoying her alone time, she find adventure right where she is.

As she signs in to the hotel, she is warned that visitors have complained about a ghost who is looking for someone in the hotel. No one knows who she is or who she is looking for. Of course, the ghost comes to Rose. Unaccustomed to ghostly visits, Rose finds comfort in a small, unknown local church where she meets Alan, the Vicar.

Rose needs someone to believe her so she brings Alan back to her hotel room and the adventure begins. With Alan by her side, she is taken back to the day before the Great Fire that destroyed London. While there she meets King Charles and spends the day of the fire in his company. She and Alan continue their ‘visit’ with a young woman named Julie and her love Adam.

When they return home again, the worry is if anyone will believe them. Alan finds a number of artifacts and sends them to the Museum of London to have them authenticated. The mystery continues to unfold as more information comes to light about Julie and Rose.

What a wonderful way to visit history on such a momentous day as that of the Great Fire?

by Reem Fakhry (via NetGalley)


Ann Turner

Production has begun on my third novel, The Last Daughter. This is a time travelling adventure, set in both the present time and London of 1666, at the time of the Great Fire of London.

I will post an update when more information becomes available.

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