Competition - Shropshire Author Publishes Book The Legacy [EXPIRED]

For the chance to Win a copy of Jill's book The Legacy simply answer this question:

Which bridge crosses the River Severn in Shrewsbury:

a. Japanese Bridge

b. Welsh Bridge

c. South African Bridge

Please send answers to: [email protected]

Competition closes on the 23rd of August.

Jill Rowan is a Shrewsbury-based author who gave up a career in accounts in order to pursue her passion for writing. Her first novel, The Legacy, published by Snowbooks, is a timeslip romance set in Shropshire and the Welsh borders. Her second novel, The Dream, is set in New Zealand and will be published within the next few months.

The Legacy is about a woman, Fallady Galbraith, who inherits an isolated house on the Welsh borders from her old mentor. She accepts the legacy as a means of escaping from London, but she soon discovers that the house conceals a number of secrets, including, apparently, two household ghosts who act as cook and gardener.

Driven to find answers, she gets more than she bargained for when she falls into an eighteenth-century snowdrift. Life in 1779 is more about church, chilblains and chamber pots than dancing, dressing-up, and Mr Darcy, but love can be found in the most unlikely places.

As more strange events reveal ancient secrets, she must choose between love and sacrifice.

Jill Rowan says, ‘It seemed natural to write about Shropshire for my first novel, and as I live in Shrewsbury I couldn’t resist having my characters visit the town in both the 18th century and the 21st century. I make much of the differences (or lack of them) between the two times and the characters visit familiar places like the Welsh Bridge, Frankwell, the library and St Mary’s church.

While the core of the story is a timeslip romance, there is a lot more to it than that. One of my Amazon reviewers put it best: “This genre-defying novel by first-time author Jill Rowan is hard to sum up : fantasy/ supernatural/soft science-fiction, with a touch of romance, and time travel (thus both contemporary and historical). This blend creates a wholly satisfying read, captivating and original.”’


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