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The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Winter Sea (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Susanna Kearsley

Series: Slains (1)

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Title:The Winter Sea
Authors:Susanna Kearsley
Info:Sourcebooks, Inc. (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 544 pages
Collections:e-Books, Your library
Tags:Fiction, historical fiction, magical realism

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The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (2008)

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so far, couldn't finish this book - got about 1/4 the way through. Will try again, maybe when I'm more in the mood for a historical novel. . . . ( )
  suzyblack | May 17, 2015 |
This one swept me right in -- very atmospheric! I preferred the modern half of the story but enjoyed the book as a whole and will definitely be seeking out more by the author.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
Although the history details were a bit more than I would have liked, it all came together in the end for a beautiful story. I love this author's writing and will definitely read the 2nd book in this series. ( )
  Dawn94 | Dec 20, 2014 |
I picked this up at random after reading the back cover,which had me at Scotland, but didn't realize till I got home it had a big old Romance tag on it and I was terrified I had one of THOSE romance novels (ew). Luckily this book is far from trashy romance books with Fabio on the cover, while there is romance in it, it did not make me roll my eyes and gag. This book was beautifully written and well researched and I was totally enthralled by the magic of Cruden Bay and Slains Castle. ( ( )
  reigningstars | Dec 4, 2014 |
Author Carrie McClelland visits Slain Castle and finds that the surroundings seem very familiar to her. She uses the castle as her setting and places a real ancestor as her heroine, and suddenly her book seems to come to life.

This story is past and present with the past set against the Jacobite's with lots of real people from that time in history. For me I don't really know much about this period as I normally read about the Tudors. I can see that there has been a lot of research done for this story. Although I do enjoy history I felt for me the best parts of the book was the present parts with Carrie rather than the past with Sophia. The past had far too many characters and I did have trouble keeping up with who was who.

I have read several books by Susanna Kearsley and enjoy what she does with the time travel, past and present. Her books can be very much like Daphne du Maurier at times and are very interesting to read and quite enjoyable. This one I didn't enjoy so much. I felt it went on to long and I was getting quite bored. It didn't help really that I don't have a particular interest in that part of history. So I have to say that for me this book started out quite well then just lost it's edge. Shame really as I enjoy the authors books. ( )
  tina1969 | Nov 16, 2014 |
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Come home! The year has left you old;
Leave those grey stones; wrap close this shawl
Around you for the night is cold;
Come home! He will not hear you call;

No sign awaits you here but the beat
Of tides upon the strand,
The craig's gaunt shadow with gull's feet
Imprinted on the sand,
And spars and sea-weed strewn
Under a pale moon.

Come home! He will not hear you call;
Only the night winds answer as they fall
Along the shore, 
and evermore
Only the sea-shells 
On the grey stones singing,
And the white foam-bells
On the North Sea ringing.
-E.J. Pratt, "On the Shore"
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Carrie settles into the shadow of Slains Castle in Scotland, creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors, and starts to write about the Jacobite invasion of 1708. When she can no longer tell the difference between today and centuries ago, is she dealing with an ancestral memory-- a memory that might destroy her?… (more)

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