The Winter Sea
History has all but forgotten...In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling... show more
History has all but forgotten...In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her... "Powerful, atmospheric, enthralling, and simply mesmerizing, [The Winter Sea] is one of the best books you'll read this year!" -Singletitles.com "Susanna Kearsley's obvious love of history is infectious...The Winter Sea is an acknowledgement that so many of us are haunted by the deeds of our ancestors, perhaps literally..." -Gail Anderson-Dargatz, international bestselling author of A Recipe for Bees What readers say: "Kearsley weaves an airtight spell that alternates and mingles the past with the present... Kudos go to her ending that, believe it or not, had this jaded reader blinking back both tears and smiles of surprise and approval. Well done." "A perfect concoction of history and romance. Susanna Kearsley has to be one of my all-time favorite authors-she captures the audience's attention from the start." "The book is so beautifully written the reader will feel they are right there on the northeast coast of Scotland; one can almost taste the salt-laced wind..."
Publish date: December 1st 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Time Travel
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: The Slains (#1)
Where’e’er I go, my Soul shall stay with thee: ’Tis but my Shadow that I take away;’ First off, the delicious history in this was my favorite part. I loved how the author intertwined real historical events and people while adding artistic flair. Amazing. Far more than most of my friends have ra...
A book within a book...I thought this book had a lot of similarities to "The Outlander" books, in that both are historical romances that have a way of connecting both a modern day plot with the rise (and fall) of the jaccobites of the 1700's and returning the deserving Stewart King(s) to their right...
I loved this book! My mom and sister both read it and recommended it to me. Gorgeous writing, gorgeous setting, and a unique plot winding historical fiction and the present into one beautiful package, with some romance thrown in to make the past come alive.Carrie is a writer (I just love books abo...
The only way for me to cover how I feel about this book, is to bring up a lot of spoilers, so you've been warned. I picked up Kearsley's The Firebird thanks to an Audible sale, and I was about to start it when I decided to check out some basic information about it, which is when I found out it's t...
I don't often read historical fiction and when I find a gem like this I wonder why I don't read it more often. I've always held a fascination for Scotland and right away I was drawn to the historical aspect of the story. Carrie is an author who finds herself drawn to Slains Castle. Soon she finds...