Season of Storms
In the early 1900s, in the elegant, isolated villa Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage in the leading role, Celia... show more
In the early 1900s, in the elegant, isolated villa Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage in the leading role, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, in a theatre on the grounds of Il Piacere, Alessandro D'Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather's masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands' name, but not her blood - has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in the dark - in her dreams - it comes back.
Publish date: August 1st 2001
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
I don't have anything clever to say. I honestly thought this was an okay book to pass the time with. I wasn't feeling well and didn't have a lot of mental energy to get myself worked up over reading something and this book fit the bill nicely. Was it exciting? Not really. Can I recall everyone's nam...
I'll read anything she writes :)
This book is part ghost story and mystery with romance thrown in for good measure. The story starts out by alternating 2 time periods. In one period you were with the playright Glaeazzo and Celia Sand in the early 1900s; then you switched to a much later time with his grandson and a young actress na...
I received this ARC free from Net Galley and Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Valerie, Sourcebooks and Net Galley for the opportunity! This was my first book I've read by Susanna Kearsley and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I truly began it thinking that Celia Sands from the present wou...
I really like this author's books so have been reading her books semi-backwards in publication. This is one of her earlier books, which I didn't read the blurb first before requesting it. When I finally sat down to read it, it talks about a play in Italy. Ugh actors or singers in books I just don't ...