What Mariana is about:
The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she's at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason. As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love. Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past..until she realizes Mariana's life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.
I can't begin to adequately put into words how much I loved this book! Kearsley rivals Gabaldon's skills when it comes to time travel written so eloquently. I started this book early on a Tuesday morning and couldn't stop reading it until I had finished the final sentence later that evening. Every part of me was rebelling against finishing it because frankly, I did not want it to end...EVER! I loved all of the characters in this story and the setting was something that just screamed ENGLAND and history! I was captivated by the plot and how effortlessly the two stories were intertwined to make such a cohesive and compelling read. I found myself sighing more than once when it came to the romantic parts of the story. The author gives you just enough to savor and left me totally satisfied with the ending. There wasn't one part of this book that I didn't enjoy.
Recommend? Absolutely..YES times one hundred gazillion! Okay...I'm a bit crazy, but how else can I convey how wonderful this book is to my fellow book lovers? Kearsley is easily a favorite author of mine and she just can't write fast enough for me. Each book she has written has been outstanding and she amazes me again and again with her imagination and uncanny ability to ink characters and places that I instantly fall in love with! Treat yourself to this book...you will not be disappointed!
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Source: review copy from Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Historical fiction/Romance
Published: April 2012
*Uncorrected eARC via NetGalley
Disclaimer:Thank you toSourcebooks Casablanca/NetGalley for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MYexperience while reading this novel.
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