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November/December 2010: Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Tue March 15th, 2011, 2:51 pm

I finished Mariana and it was ok -- a fun read, good but not great. I guess because so many people cite it as their favorite I was expecting a little more. I still like The Shadowy Horses the best (but maybe that's only because it was the first one I read).

If you liked the time regression element of Mariana then I recommend The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier -- one of my all-time favorites.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 15th, 2011, 4:00 pm

I enjoyed Mariana but wouldn't rave about it, haven't read any of her others yet.

I second the recommendation for House on the Strand - it's excellent.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Jemidar
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Post by Jemidar » Wed March 16th, 2011, 3:15 am

It's already on my Wishlist :) .
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