Phantom of the Shroppie

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Have you ever been out on a boat when the fog closes in and found yourself wondering what might be lurking behind that hazy veil? If you're cruising on the picturesque canals of England, where the tales are as haunting as the drifting mist, anything or anyone might emerge – even an Anglo-Saxon hero who should have been dead centuries ago!

Bitter and betrayed, Edith arrives for a holiday on the Shropshire Union Canal (the Shroppie) convinced that there is no magic left in the world, but a mysterious man on a classic narrowboat named Phantom glides out of the morning mist to prove her wrong. Joanna is cruising through the unsettling darkness of Harecastle Tunnel with her abusive fiancé when an enormous black hound with fiery eyes lands on the cabin of her hire boat, shifts into a formidable warrior and draws his uncanny sword. As a talented artist, world traveller and accomplished flirt, Rose visits Chester for fun and inspiration, but she steps well beyond her wide experience when she spots the handsome captain of the beautifully painted Phantom at Tower Wharf and decides to seduce him. Melanie does her best to stay aloof and keep her younger sister, Edith, away from the passionate boatman who seems to enchant women so easily, but eventually she too succumbs to his irresistible charm. Only one of the women will win his heart, but none of them will ever be quite the same again.

A unique blend of paranormal romance, historical fantasy, old-fashioned ghost story and literary travelogue, Phantom of the Shroppie is a romantic and thought-provoking contemporary fairy tale that embraces escapism while cutting to the chase about the pains and pleasures of life. The novel is intended for an adult audience.

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