The sea may be a bit overused as a metaphor but I can live with it, since I always find views of the sea incredibly powerful. Jan 17, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: When she can no longer tell the difference between today and centuries ago, he's the only one who can reveal the secrets of time Her elegant narration is perfect for this lyrical, atmospheric book. Suddenly with this new character in her mind she finds the words flowing onto the page as if she is channeling Sophia's thoughts and actions.
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The results are unexpected and truly riveting. The heroine is also presented as a successful author with address to her creative process which was interesting.
The Winter Sea
Suffice to say, however, Sussanna felt the action was so far out of character that I had a hard time believing in the ultimate HEA. However, there are some features of the novel which I found less successful, in particular, the concept of genetic memory, which is the device used to link the present-day first person narrative with the third person historical narrative.
Then I held it again, wondering how bad it was going to be. I also really enjoyed the setting.
Review of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley | The Book Stop
I found myself having to reread paragraphs to get people and happenings straight in my head as sometimes I found it a little difficult to follow. Around the Year i I couldn't put this down. Definitely well worth reading! I don't need details to get the gist that sex happened and a bond occurred between the two people kearsely. I've never seen dual storylines intertwined with such facility and elegance.
This story is no exception. Whoever compared it to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander in their reviews is seriously misleading readers, because this book has basically very little to do with it and it does not deal with time travel at all.
Review of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Still, I ended up crying. My two complaints were the excessive 'Scotifying' of the locals' speech and the author's insistence on lecturing the reader on correct pronunciation within the story which I found very irritating. The other concentrates upon the female historical fiction writer who makes her way to Slains, the exact castle where her female protagonist a real figure, in the book used to live, starts writing her story, and realizes that it might be more historically accurate than she thought.
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I liked the secret keeper. Return to Book Page. So I guess the stories were too well done for me?! And that work is what really makes this book worth a winger.
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley
Chapters End 7 21 Feb 20, I enjoyed reading about Carrie's romance, but reading the parts that were Carrie's book bored me. I've seen Susanna Kearsley 's name pop up hither and yon around the blogosphere for going on a year now. The time travel was presented as a kind of genetic memory that a return to teh known in her past brought forth for the heroine.
It was better than okay, but not much. I witner find myself just wanting to get back to the past, but with Kearsley I am happy to follow the present as well. I really liked how Kearsley incorporates genealogical and historical research into the story.
He decides to leave her there because he states that it is not safe in ireland either but, if they had 3 other kids, there is no reason why they had to forget about her and let her grow up with another family. The point is, notwithstanding the "channeling" done by the modern-day writer, there's not much plot in her part of the story, which takes at least a measly pages out of the total I guess I'm saying the format or structure was off for me while the content was great.
Reasons to read this book: I initially thought I would get bored with the ancestor Sophia's story, as I was immediately so caught up in Carrie's present-day tale. But it does an excellent job of setting up the atmosphere of Scotland.