Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

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"Dynamic and captivating...I couldn't put it down."—San Jose Examiner

"Tread lightly, she is near."

Julia Beckett believes in destiny, settling into her rustic new home, Julia encounters haunting remnants of a beautiful young woman who lived and loved there centuries ago.

It's seems Mariana has been waiting for Julia.

Praise for New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Winter Sea:

"A deeply engaging romance and a compelling historical noveL. Susanna Kearsley has written a marvelous book." —Bernard Cornwell, bestselling author of The Burning Land

"A creative tour de force. Sometimes an author catches lightning in a botde, and Susanna Kearsley has done just that." — New York Journal of Books

"Richly rewarding ... A beautifully written book ... to be read carefully and savored. The contemporary and historical contexts are carefully delineated and rich with texture and detail." —Dear Author

Praise for The Rose Garden:

"A magical, not to be missed read." —RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 ½stars

"Masterful.Kearsley beautifully evokes the wild landscapes and history of Cornwall." —Publishers Weekly


About Susanna Kearsley

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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.
Published April 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 382 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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I loved the interaction between Julia and her brother, and I loved Mariana’s love affair with Richard.

Jan 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Mariana

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Reading this unique story caused me to chuckle more than once and occasionally have my eyes brimming with tears - the sign of a great novel, so it comes as no surprise that Mariana won the UK's Catherine Cookson Fiction prize.

Apr 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Mariana

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