Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

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Nicola Marter’s Russian grandfather was tortured for his gift of psychometry, so she’s hidden her own talent for years...Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.
-Kirkus

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New York Times Bestseller

Two Women.
One Mysterious Relic.
Separated By Centuries.

Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called "The Firebird," claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, it's a problem. There's no proof.

But Nicola's held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.

Beloved by readers as varied and adventurous as her novels, you will never forget spending time in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley's world.

Reviewers love Susanna Kearsley

Winner of RT Book Reviews Historical Fiction and Historical Fantasy/Paranormal Awards

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

"Romantic, passionate, and bittersweet, this intelligent, tension-laden story will sweep you away."-Historical Novel Review

"An imaginatively captivating trip through time."-Fresh Fiction

"Kearsley makes the impossible seem real...and makes history come alive."-Booklist

Readers love The Firebird

"If you closed your eyes and opened them again, you would be there, right in the story."

"This is now my very favorite Kearsley novel...which is saying a lot."

"Every scene leaves me wanting more."

"Deeply romantic and filled with rich, fascinating history."

"Expertly weaves two tales into one vastly entertaining read."

 

About Susanna Kearsley

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley's writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She recently hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Winter Sea, which was also a finalist for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award and winner of a RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical fiction, and RITA-nominated The Rose Garden, winner of a RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Fantasy/Paranormal. Her award-winning 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.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 545 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Apr 16 2013

Nicola Marter’s Russian grandfather was tortured for his gift of psychometry, so she’s hidden her own talent for years...Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.

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Dear Author

Above average
Reviewed by Jayne on Jun 11 2013

...at times it was slow going to get through some of the parts in historical Russia.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Jul 08 2013

It has a bit of something for everyone – magic, mystery, love, history. And the amazing thing about them is how beautifully the author is able to blend them together into an absolutely lovely whole.

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Toronto Star

Below average
Reviewed by Linda Diebel on May 24 2013

There are too many scenes where eyes lock and mouths meet for my taste...

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