Announcing THE HUMMINGBIRD DAGGER by Cindy Anstey!
Hello Swoon Readers,
The time has come to announce the upcoming release of my fifth book. Yes, indeed, The Hummingbird Dagger will be on the shelves April 16th, 2019. The gorgeous atmospheric cover (revealed below) hints that while the book is still imbued with mystery and romance, the heart of the story is darker, the tension higher and the danger more immediate than my other books. Of course, there are lighter moments; it is a Cindy Anstey book, after all.
It’s 1833, and a carriage accident has deposited an unconscious young woman on the doorstep of Hardwick Manor. Young Lord James Ellerby is baffled when the girl, recovering in his attic, awakens with no memories. Beth, as she calls herself, has no identity; the only clue to her circumstances is a recurring nightmare of a hummingbird, blood dripping from its long, pointed steel beak.
With the help of James Ellerby and his sister, Caroline, Beth tries to solve the mystery of her own identity and the appalling events that brought about her injuries. Nothing prepares her for the escalating dangers that threaten her and the Ellerby clan. From the hazardous cliffs of Dorset to the hostile streets of London, Beth and James fight to reclaim her past, hindered by a secretive foe with murderous intentions.
The Hummingbird Dagger is a historical mystery with fiendish villains, a cute puppy and a burgeoning romance. I can’t wait for you to read it!