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Shelley and the Unknown Lady
By Lona Manning
Publication Date: October 5, 2020
eBook; 177 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Percy Bysshe Shelley’s brief and turbulent life was as passionate and haunting as his poetry.
Romantic, idealistic and impulsive, Shelley had several intense love affairs.
When Shelley drowned at sea, he took his secrets with him.
Did a beautiful, lovelorn lady really follow him throughout Europe, as he claimed? Did Mary Shelley ever learn about this rival for her affections?
Shelley and the Unknown Lady is a carefully researched imagining of the true-life tragedy behind the mystery.
This novella is a stand-alone story excerpted from Lona Manning’s Mansfield Trilogy.
Praise for Lona Manning’s Writing
“Many try to emulate [Jane] Austen; not all succeed. Here, Manning triumphs.” -Blue Ink Reviews
“Manning’s books are… maniacally well-researched, gorgeously written, and wholly accurate in character. I can’t wait for the next one! I wholeheartedly recommend her books…” -Goodreads reviewer
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers
-To give away further plot would be to lessen the pleasure for readers-
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
Shelley and the Unknown Lady is a captivating, interesting researched imagining of the true-life tragedy behind the mysterious lady that allegedly followed romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley through out Europe.
In this intriguing historical fiction that draws the imaginative conclusion that Mary Crawford, who happens to be a fictional character created by JaneAusten.
The author has done some wonderful research and her writing flows. The characters are true to life and you could easy place Crawford as the lovelorn, unknown woman that Percy Shelley had mentioned briefly. Mary and Percy are depicted perfectly as they both come across as being shallow and vain individuals.
The book includes historical notes and an excerpt from my award-winning debut novel, A Contrary Wind.
Thanks so much to the author and HFBT for this delightful book.
Percy Bysshe Shelley’s brief and turbulent life was as passionate as his poetry. Romantic, idealistic and impulsive, Shelley had several intense love affairs. When Shelley drowned at sea, he took his secrets with him.
About the Author
Lona Manning loves reading, choral singing, gardening and travel. Over the years, she has been a home care aide, legal secretary, political speech writer, office manager, vocational instructor, non-profit administrator and ESL Teacher. She has also written true crime articles for http://www.CrimeMagazine.com. She began writing A Contrary Wind, her award-winning debut novel, while she was teaching English in China. Manning and her husband raised their family in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. You can follow her on Twitter or Goodreads or at her Facebook page, “A Contrary Wind” where she posts on all things Jane Austen.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, October 5
Review at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, October 7
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Thursday, October 8
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Saturday, October 10
Feature at Reading is My Remedy
Sunday, October 11
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Monday, October 12
Guest Post at Coffee and Ink
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