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The Winter Sea Susanna Kearsley

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Post by Misfit » Sun June 28th, 2009, 12:13 pm

Argh! I'm still waiting for the library purchase to come in. I don't think it's available yet in the US at all.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 28th, 2009, 3:56 pm

It was recently republished in the UK under a different title, it's now called "Sophia's Story" (I prefer the old title myself!), so perhaps it's being reissued under that name in the US?
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Post by Vanessa » Sun June 28th, 2009, 4:42 pm

There's a little bit about it on the author's website and how to get hold of a copy.
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Post by Chatterbox » Mon June 29th, 2009, 4:46 am

Hmm, I thought it was much better than East of the Sun. Maybe that's because I like Stewart's books? But it was meatier and far better written.

It's part time-slip/part parallel narrative, so in that sense it's akin to her first novel, Mariana. I bought it in Toronto in December, promptly lost it and just replaced my copy via Amazon.co.uk. Definitely highly recommended; it's a thicker book than many of her previous ones, along the same lines as Season of Storms.

btw, Kearsley has another novel out under the name of Emma Cole. Set in the present, with the main character looking back at a WW2 mystery that is echoing forward today. Also very highly recommended. I wish she wrote more!! or faster!!

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Post by Leyland » Sat August 1st, 2009, 1:54 pm

Please enjoy the link to Kathy-Diane Leveille's blog interview with Susanna Kearsley. She also speaks about The Winter Sea.

http://lettheshadowsfallbehindyou.blogs ... rsley.html

I particularly love the bit where Ms. Kearsley references scenes from Mary Stewart's My Brother Michael about being a Stewart heroine. Lovely. I'm so there!

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Post by Lady Macbeth » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 10:26 am

Not read this yet but it's on my request list at the library. I actually put it there because Bernard Cornwell recommends it on Fantastic Fiction..........


"A deeply engaging romance and a compelling historical novel. A marvellous book."

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Post by diamondlil » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 10:41 am

Don't resist Lady Macbeth. It is a fabulous read!
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Post by TLee » Sun August 2nd, 2009, 5:09 pm

I am reading Sophia's Secret now. A perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day (which we are certainly having a lot of lately!) Her writing flows very well and the story has drawn me in.

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Post by diamondlil » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 9:10 am

Just saw on Susanna Kearsley's Facebook page that this book has just been sold to Sourcebooks and will be released through them in Fall 2010.
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Post by anne whitfield » Thu August 6th, 2009, 10:09 pm

I have Mariana on my keepers shelf read it years ago and enjoyed it. I must buy her other ones.

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