The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book]

SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley

SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley READ ´ The Winter Sea Nt sense of unease to begin her new novel using the castle as her setting and one of her own ancestors Sophia as her heroine Then Carrie realises her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fa. 4 stars Review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureMy recent read of Kearsley s Bellewether left me slightly dissatisfied but I knew and was assured by historical novel loving friends that she was capable of far engaging storytelling so I dove into her older duology of Jacobite era novels The Winter Sea and The Firebird Both of these books in which Kearsley employs her favored dual timeline approach with romance subplots a paranormal element and stellar historical research were thoroughly enjoyableIn The Winter Sea Carolyn Carrie MClelland is a successful author of historical novels who is having trouble settling on the subject of her next book She s been staying in Saint Germain en Laye researching the role of the French in supporting the Jacobite uprisings in the eighteenth century but can t find the right approach for her novel While driving to visit her agent in Scotland she impulsively stops at Slains Castle in Cruden Bay where the Earl of Erroll and his mother met with Nathaniel Hooke and other Jacobites to plan young James Stuart s return to the English throne that had been held by his father James II and VII until he was deposed in 1688Carrie finds the ruins of Slains Castle unexpectedly appealing to her imagination she hears the voice of a woman in her mind saying So you see my heart is held forever by this place I cannot leave Neither can Carrie leave she promptly rents a cottage in the vicinity of Slains Castle and begins writing her novel at a rapid pace she s never before achieved She hears the characters in her mind and even dreams about them and decides to name her novel s main character Sophia Carrie knows her McClelland ancestors had crossed from southwest Scotland into Ireland and that one of her ancestors from the 1700s was named Sophia Paterson It s a bit spooky when Carrie finds out that Sophia actually lived for a few years in Slains Castle But when Carrie s research shows and connections with the novel she s writing not just names but the events she s dreaming and writing about Carrie and those around her begin to wonder what kind of connection she has to the past and to Sophia Kearsley s use of genetic memory as the reason for Carrie s vivid dreams and recollections of events in the life of Sophia Paterson down to knowing Sophia s thoughts and feelings was a bit of an eye roller for me Scientifically speaking genetic memory isn t the physical encoding of specific memories in a body but a much vaguer tendency to encode a readiness to respond in certain ways to certain stimuli But if you re able to suspend disbelief and accept it as a story telling device The Winter Sea is a deeply interesting look at the lives of characters who were instrumental in the 1708 attempted invasion of Scotland by naval forces supporting James Stuart Kearsley deftly weaves together both historical and fictional characters in her novels and invariably provides a detailed afterword where she explains the historical background and where she s taken liberties with actual history in writing her story The Winter Sea switches back and forth between Carrie s story in modern times researching and writing her novel and dealing with the competing romantic attentions of the two attractive sons of her Scottish landlord and Sophia in the early 1700s an orphaned young woman who has come to stay with her relatives at Slains Castle Anne the Countess of Erroll and an actual historical figure is a fascinating woman in her own right independent determined and capable of playing a significant role in the Jacobite rebellions Sophia finds both love and heartbreak at Slains as she meets some of the movers and shakers of the time The Winter Sea has some sorrowful moments and gets extra tearjerker points for making me weep in public I m sure the person sitting next to me on the plane was amusedSophia s daughter s story and Russia s role in the Jacobite cause in the years following this novel are explored in its seuel The Firebird I highly recommend this pair of novels to readers who enjoy historical fiction with a side of romance and a slight paranormal elementOctober 15 2018 buddy read with Dichotomy Girl and Teresa 性食鬼 1 genetic memory as the reason for Carrie s vivid dreams and recollections of events in the life of Sophia Paterson down to knowing Sophia s thoughts and feelings was a bit of an eye roller for me Scientifically speaking سیاوش خوانی genetic memory isn t the physical encoding of specific memories in a body but a much vaguer tendency to encode a readiness to respond in certain ways to certain stimuli But if you re able to suspend disbelief and accept it as a story telling device The Winter Sea is a deeply interesting look at the lives of characters who were instrumental in the 1708 attempted invasion of Scotland by naval forces supporting James Stuart Kearsley deftly weaves together both historical and fictional characters in her novels and invariably provides a detailed afterword where she explains the historical background and where she s taken liberties with actual history in writing her story The Winter Sea switches back and forth between Carrie s story in modern times researching and writing her novel and dealing with the competing romantic attentions of the two attractive sons of her Scottish landlord and Sophia in the early 1700s an orphaned young woman who has come to stay with her relatives at Slains Castle Anne the Countess of Erroll and an actual historical figure is a fascinating woman in her own right independent determined and capable of playing a significant role in the Jacobite rebellions Sophia finds both love and heartbreak at Slains as she meets some of the movers and shakers of the time The Winter Sea has some sorrowful moments and Романът на Яворов първа част gets extra tearjerker points for making me weep in public I m sure the person sitting next to me on the plane was amusedSophia s daughter s story and Russia s role in the Jacobite cause in the years following this novel are explored in its seuel The Firebird I highly recommend this pair of novels to readers who enjoy historical fiction with a side of romance and a slight paranormal elementOctober 15 2018 buddy read with Dichotomy Girl and Teresa

SUMMARY The Winter Sea

The Winter Sea

SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley READ ´ The Winter Sea Ct and fiction become increasingly blurred As Sophia's memories draw Carrie deeply into the intrigue of 1708 she discovers a captivating love story lost in time After three hundred years Sophia's Secret must be to. If you knew me at all in person you d know that I am a lover of history Though I am always interested in history of any kind my particular interests range from ancient Egypt it s ties to ancient Rome and how that all eventually leads to England before it was England across the sea to the Danes and the Northmen and back again to England Scotland and Ireland What fascinates me most is how the influences of all these great people through history still dictate so very much of what we do today How history repeats itself again and again and again Though I still have not uite sorted out The War of the Roses and that family mess I m getting thereSo here I find myself with a type of novel I have held no particular interest in for uite some time a romance that is saved by its historical context and a touch of magic or science depending on how you look at it And though I have no particular urge to go on a romance read a thon it was a very welcome reading slump busterThis is really two stories in one The first is that of Carrie a historical fiction writer who wants to tell the story of James Stewart whose throne was stolen from him and his Jacobite supporters especially Nathaniel Hooke She s been attempting to write in France at the palace of St Germain where Stewart lived in exile but finds no inspiration there On a chance visit to her agent in Scotland she stumbles upon Slains Castle and hears the voices of her characters finally come to life As she writes she discovers many details are history with not a shred of fictionWe are also given access to the story she is writing and the chapters freuently alter between past and present The story she writes is of Sophia who finds herself in the household of the Countess of Errol a staunch Jacobite This is the story that really stole the show though I hadn t expected it to Sophia is not an active player in the Jacobite uprisings merely a passive observer for the most part but her story is both joyful and tragic enchanting and haunting I ripped through these pages as I cannot recall having done in monthsThe romance is told beautifully There are no sex scenes they merely fade to black and I think perhaps that is the most appealing aspect of the entire novel It allowed the romance itself to take center stage and truly be felt by the reader Though I could not tell you much about the truth of these events as the author has written them I was impressed by the afterword which I always read and it seemed to me that she had done very thorough research and perhaps even included a couple of the locals of Cruden Bay in Carrie s storyThe writing was superb even if the Doric speech was almost untranslatable to my eyes But it is Scotland and it lent the story a great deal of authenticityI will definitely be checking out Kearsley s other works in the future I ve been eyeing The Firebird for awhile and would heartily recommend this to fans of historical romance and certainly to fans of Outlander and Diana Gabaldon 盾の勇者の成り上がり 2 great people through history still dictate so very much of what we do today How history repeats itself again and again and again Though I still have not uite sorted out The War of the Roses and that family mess I m 性食鬼 1 getting thereSo here I find myself with a type of novel I have held no particular interest in for uite some time a romance that is saved by its historical context and a touch of magic or science depending on how you look at it And though I have no particular urge to سیاوش خوانی go on a romance read a thon it was a very welcome reading slump busterThis is really two stories in one The first is that of Carrie a historical fiction writer who wants to tell the story of James Stewart whose throne was stolen from him and his Jacobite supporters especially Nathaniel Hooke She s been attempting to write in France at the palace of St Germain where Stewart lived in exile but finds no inspiration there On a chance visit to her agent in Scotland she stumbles upon Slains Castle and hears the voices of her characters finally come to life As she writes she discovers many details are history with not a shred of fictionWe are also Романът на Яворов първа част given access to the story she is writing and the chapters freuently alter between past and present The story she writes is of Sophia who finds herself in the household of the Countess of Errol a staunch Jacobite This is the story that really stole the show though I hadn t expected it to Sophia is not an active player in the Jacobite uprisings merely a passive observer for the most part but her story is both joyful and tragic enchanting and haunting I ripped through these pages as I cannot recall having done in monthsThe romance is told beautifully There are no sex scenes they merely fade to black and I think perhaps that is the most appealing aspect of the entire novel It allowed the romance itself to take center stage and truly be felt by the reader Though I could not tell you much about the truth of these events as the author has written them I was impressed by the afterword which I always read and it seemed to me that she had done very thorough research and perhaps even included a couple of the locals of Cruden Bay in Carrie s storyThe writing was superb even if the Doric speech was almost untranslatable to my eyes But it is Scotland and it lent the story a 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 great deal of authenticityI will definitely be checking out Kearsley s other works in the future I ve been eyeing The Firebird for awhile and would heartily recommend this to fans of historical romance and certainly to fans of Outlander and Diana Gabaldon

SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley

SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley READ ´ The Winter Sea When bestselling author Carrie McClelland visits the windswept ruins of Slains Castle she is enchanted by the stark and beautiful Scottish landscape The area is strangely familiar to her but she puts aside her fai. The five stars I ve given this book reflects the high I m still coming down from after having finished it I think I might be in love with Susanna Kearsley I read The Rose Garden earlier this year and being a huge fan of time travel devoured that shit like it was going out of style Granted it took me a little while to get into it because I found the pacing in the beginning to be kind of slow but after getting over that bump in the road there was no turning backThe Winter Sea was a whole different beast for me This one grabbed onto my imagination much sooner and I found I really couldn t put it down I read until I could no longer keep my eyes open allowed myself four and a half hours of sleep then woke and picked it right back up to finish it I then experienced something I don t experience often as anxious as I was to get to the end and find out what happened I kept putting it down and waiting It sounds insane but I wasn t looking forward to the ending Not because I feared it would be bad but because I didn t want it to end at all I wanted to just keep reading about Sophia and John and Carrie and Graham and when it was finally over I wanted to cry There again was another complicated mess as the ending left me feeling both happy and sad The way Kearsley weaves her tales together is absolutely captivating to me and I will forever be jealous of her ability to craft a compelling tale I don t want to give anything away in this review so I will just say that it was refreshing to see a hero from the past being selfish and claiming the woman he loves who also loves him instead of trying to spare her by keeping away That path always leads to trouble in a story so I ve come to recognize it as a lazy and tired device I might be a bit biased regarding this book considering my own genealogy traces back to several prominent Scottish families but even those who have no Scottish in them at all should be able to appreciate the compelling history rich atmospheres Kearsley is capable of creating The character voices are real and rich with emotion the intrigue is well done and Kearsley put in so many historical facts that this wonderful fiction also acts as a sort of history lesson Let s face it the conflicts between England and Scotland especially those regarding the Stuart kings are not easy to navigate but Kearsley managed it with aplomb giving life to these too oft faceless historical figures so that it became a real story not just dry facts from a history book She will forever have my gratitude for helping to make sense of it allIf you like romance I think you ll like this book If you like history I think you ll like this book If you re into political intrigue there might be something here for you If you re a genealogist this will speak to you If you re a genealogist with ties to Scotland you ll definitely like this And if like me you re all of the above Sit back enjoy and be prepared to want to read it again as soon as you re finished جنایات حقوق کیفری اختصاصی 1 جرایم علیه اشخاص given this book reflects the high I m still coming down from after having finished it I think I might be in love with Susanna Kearsley I read The Rose Garden earlier this year and being a huge fan of time travel devoured that shit like it was Book cover for Mann Chalay Ka Sauda / من چلے کا سودا going out of style Granted it took me a little while to Revit MEP 機電建模 2019 傳統中文版 get into it because I found the pacing in the beginning to be kind of slow but after راز کامیابی جنسی getting over that bump in the road there was no turning backThe Winter Sea was a whole different beast for me This one 2nd Love หนุ่มเฮ้วสาวเปรี้ยว รักเดียวโดนใจ grabbed onto my imagination much sooner and I found I really couldn t put it down I read until I could no longer keep my eyes open allowed myself four and a half hours of sleep then woke and picked it right back up to finish it I then experienced something I don t experience often as anxious as I was to 盾の勇者の成り上がり 2 get to the end and find out what happened I kept putting it down and waiting It sounds insane but I wasn t looking forward to the ending Not because I feared it would be bad but because I didn t want it to end at all I wanted to just keep reading about Sophia and John and Carrie and Graham and when it was finally over I wanted to cry There again was another complicated mess as the ending left me feeling both happy and sad The way Kearsley weaves her tales together is absolutely captivating to me and I will forever be jealous of her ability to craft a compelling tale I don t want to شوهر آهو خانم give anything away in this review so I will just say that it was refreshing to see a hero from the past being selfish and claiming the woman he loves who also loves him instead of trying to spare her by keeping away That path always leads to trouble in a story so I ve come to recognize it as a lazy and tired device I might be a bit biased regarding this book considering my own دوره حقوق مدنی عقود معین 1 genealogy traces back to several prominent Scottish families but even those who have no Scottish in them at all should be able to appreciate the compelling history rich atmospheres Kearsley is capable of creating The character voices are real and rich with emotion the intrigue is well done and Kearsley put in so many historical facts that this wonderful fiction also acts as a sort of history lesson Let s face it the conflicts between England and Scotland especially those regarding the Stuart kings are not easy to navigate but Kearsley managed it with aplomb รักด้วยเล่ห์ ร้อยด้วยกล เล่ม 2 gratitude for helping to make sense of it allIf you like romance I think you ll like this book If you like history I think you ll like this book If you re into political intrigue there might be something here for you If you re a 4 Crimenes 4 Poderes genealogist this will speak to you If you re a Прераждане и еволюция Книга първа genealogist with ties to Scotland you ll definitely like this And if like me you re all of the above Sit back enjoy and be prepared to want to read it again as soon as you re finished


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  1. says: Susanna Kearsley ☆ 1 READ The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book]

    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] The five stars I've given this book reflects the high I'm still coming down from after having finished it I think I might be in love with Susanna Kearsley I read The Rose Garden earlier this year and being a huge fan of time travel devoured that shit like it was going out of style Granted it took me a little whil

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    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] Susanna Kearsley ☆ 1 READ SUMMARY The Winter Sea i have what can only be described as a love hate relationship with this book i found so much of it to feel incredibly stupid and yet i couldn't put it down explain that one to me'warning here there be spoilers 10 Things I Hate About You1 the employment of a frame story i'm pretty sure the conversation with her editor went something like this sk it's going to be two books in one one story will be set in modern day and the other w

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    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] Susanna Kearsley ☆ 1 READ SUMMARY The Winter Sea Update 51712 Rosalyn Landor has been nominated for the Audie Awards 2012 “Solo Narration Female” category for her narration of The Winter Sea Slains Castle as it was in all its glory Slains Castle now★★★★☆ This is a review of the audiobook I love to listen to the talented Rosalyn Landor read a book

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    SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley Susanna Kearsley ☆ 1 READ The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] 4 stars Review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureMy recent read of Kearsley's Bellewether left me slightly dissatisfied but I knew and was assured by historical novel loving friends that she was capable of far engaging storytelling so

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    SUMMARY The Winter Sea Susanna Kearsley ☆ 1 READ The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] 81511 Addendum to original review I did not rate this book after reading it because I was so upset about the ending but in retrospect I have to allow that it was one of the best books and perhaps THE BEST I have read this year While

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    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] Wow Sometimes it's worth it to step out of our comfort zoneI don't read romance books often so I'm glad when I pick one and it's that good I loved that the main character was an author and I really appreciated learning about the Jacobites wich I didn't know much about The love story in the past was amazing and I could easily see this becoming

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    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley Reader beware This author does not compare to Mary Stewart Daphne Dumaurier or Diana Gabaldon I really wish I could have given this book a 25 It was better than okay but not much I really disliked the plot device of cutting back and forth from the 18th to the 21st century When the 18th century story started to ge

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    SUMMARY The Winter Sea The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley I’m glad in this ‘self published and write anything you want’ times there are still author like Ms Kearsley This is certainly not a bubble gum book which widely available lately and you just need to read it once and the story

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    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] If you knew me at all in person you’d know that I am a lover of history Though I am always interested in history of any kind my particular interests range from ancient Egypt it’s ties to ancient Rome and how that all eventually leads to England before it was England across the sea to the Danes and the Northmen and back again to England Scotland and Ireland What fascinates me most is how the influences of all these great people

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    The Winter Sea [E–pub/E–book] SUMMARY ´ PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ☆ Susanna Kearsley SUMMARY The Winter Sea Re read 22213Just as excellent the second time aroundNow to dive into The Firebird DOriginal ReviewFrom the onset of Susa

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  • Paperback
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  • The Winter Sea
  • Susanna Kearsley
  • English
  • 01 November 2020
  • 9780749080785