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The Winter Sea (Reprint) (Paperback) by Susanna Kearsley

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About the Book

The story of an epic love that transcends both time and place from an award-winning author. "A deeply engaging romance and a compelling historical novel . . . Susanna Kearsley has written a marvelous book."--Bernard Cornwell.

Book Synopsis


"I've loved every one of Susanna's books She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go "--DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

A hauntingly beautiful tale of love that transcends time: an American writer travels to Scotland to craft a novel about the Jacobite Rebellion, only to discover her own ancestral memories of that torrid moment in Scottish history...

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. When young Sophia Paterson travels to Slains Castle by the sea, she finds herself in the midst of the dangerous intrigue.

Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of that historic Scottish castle, she starts to write. But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be the only living person who knows the truth--the ultimate betrayal--that happened all those years ago.

A sweeping historical fantasy of love, danger, and time travel, Susanna Kearsley masterfully weaves Scotland's past into Carrie's present in this stunning book.

Also by Susanna Kearsley:
The Rose Garden
The Shadowy Horses
The Firebird
The Splendour Falls
Season of Storms
A Desperate Fortune
Named of the Dragon

Review Quotes

A beautiful work of historical fiction . - Rundpinne

A breathtaking novel... Kearsley's writing style beautifully spells out the mood for this novel. - Luxury Reading

A creative tour de force... Brilliant! - New York Journal of Books

A perfect blend of romance, real history and what if... - At Home with a Good Book and the Cat

A well written, engaging historical novel with a dash of romance... it's a page turner. - A Work in Progress

A wonderful book to escape into for a couple of days with fabulous characters, and an engaging story. - In Spring it is the Dawn

An excellent time-travel story with alternating chapters set in modern time and in the past. I would definitely recommend this book to those who love an epic story rich in historical detail. - In the Hammock

Beautiful, clear writing, a believable storyline, adventure and romance. - Bookfoolery and Babble

From the moment I picked up this novel I was intoxicated by the idea of finding not just a muse but true love by pure accident.. A book not to be missed. - Pencil Pushers and Ink Splotches

I loved The Winter Sea. It drew me in from the start and I found myself reading faster and faster just to find out what would happen next... - Starting Fresh

Kearsley's novel is highly reminiscent of Barbara Erskine's Lady of Hay and Mary Stewart's works: evocative novels that lift readers straight into another time and place to smell the sea, feel the castle walls, see history and sense every emotion. These are marks of a fantastic storyteller. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month - RT Book Reviews

Reading this book was pure magic. - Queen of Happy Endings

Scotland past and present comes vividly alive in this superior piece of historical fiction - the rugged countryside, salty sea air and rich heritage are the perfect setting for this tale of love, loss and destiny. - Thoughts From Lady Tess

Skillful writing and research... Readers will not be disappointed in Sophia's enthralling story. Highly recommended. - Historical Novels Review

The Winter Sea is a beautiful story... It will transport you to another time and place. - A Buckeye Girl Reads

The rich history and the historical aspect of this novel made it a book that was hard to put down. - The Romance Studio

The story was deliciously romantic and the writing style matched the brooding, haunting tale very well. Definitely well worth reading! - All About Romance

This book has everything: historical romance, contemporary romance, rebellion, tragedy. All the good stuff... A+ storytelling! - Readin' and Dreamin'

This is historical fiction at its best! - Library of Clean Reads

Vivid... One of those books that you remember long after the last page has been turned. - Debbie's Book Bag

About The Author

Susanna Kearsley's writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. Her books have been translated into several languages, selected for the Mystery Guild, condensed for Reader's Digest, and optioned for film. She lives in Canada near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 536
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Time Travel
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Format: Paperback
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2010
TCIN: 12984444
UPC: 9781402241376
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1109
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.25 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 1.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

Transcendant love story

4 out of 5 stars
callmemaeby - 11 years ago
Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorites, and anything about the history of English and Scottish kings catches my eye. This book is so intriguing, and different. The love is slowly but easily developed, and there is none of that "teenage romance" that exists today - with explicit scenes like 40 shades..some people are as interested in the development of the relationship as the other parts! love it!
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