Genre: Historical Fiction that captures the time-period wonderfully and pulls you into the story!
Author: Susanna Kearsley
About (from Sourcebooks)
Carrie McClelland came to Scotland to research her next book. Renting a cottage in the same town where her story takes place, Carrie embarks not only on her novel, but on a romance with her landlord's handsome son, Keith Graham. When the boundary between past and present begins to blur, Carrie finds herself channeling memories not her own. Pulled deeper and deeper into the memories of the past, Carrie realizes these visions are more than the means to another bestselling novel, but also way to right the wrongs of the past and create a future with the man whose love is her destiny.
This book literally pulled me in from the very first chapter. I was enthralled with the setting and the main character is someone I wanted to be friends with. I envied her ability to be able to travel for her work and to actually visit the places that appeared within her novel. I loved the whole concept of genetic memory....this is something that I believe can actually occur. The way the author wrote the story kept me very much involved in the current day and also in the past. She wove the two story lines together seamlessly and I was sad to see the story end, especially because I realized that I was a little bit "in love" with two of the male characters and I really didn't want them to leave. This book had it all: romance, intrigue, mystery, historical fiction, kick-ass location, and a storyline that made me not want to put the book down. 'The Winter Sea' is on my top reads list for 2010 !
P.S. Before you read this or are thinking of reading this one..visit Susanna's website and look at her pictures from Scotland. These are the places that sparked her writing!!!
* I will be reading Susanna Kearsley's other books for sure in 2011.
Thank you to Danielle @ Sourcebooks 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 MY experience while reading this novel.
Source: Danielle @ Sourcebooks, Inc Publicity
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Published: December, 2010Publisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkPages: 576Genre: Historical FictionISBN: 9781402241376 © 2010, Staci of Life in the Thumb. All Rights Reserved. If you reading this on a site other than, Life in the Thumb or Staci's feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.