Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley


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A stunning, gorgeous and heartwrenching tale that is perfect for the holiday season...
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series will devour this hauntingly beautiful tale of love and time travel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.

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!"

"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


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 December 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 544 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Dec 24 2010

A stunning, gorgeous and heartwrenching tale that is perfect for the holiday season...

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on Sep 16 2012

Vividly detailed, “The Winter Sea” pulls the reader in, easily and comfortably. The tone of the book is at times light, even whimsical.

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on Dec 01 2010

Kearsley has a knack for embodying her characters with a down home sense of charm.

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... lift readers straight into another time and place to smell the sea, feel the castle walls...These are marks of a fantastic storyteller.

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All About Romance


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

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Suite 101


If you want a book to get lost in, some escapist literature to help you hide from the world around you, than this book is most assuredly for you.

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A Patchwork of Books

on Nov 19 2010

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 to Sophia and to Carrie.

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A wonderful and romantic story . Unputdownable

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