Books by Susanna Kearsley

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Bellewether

Fans of Susanna Kearsley have waited three years for Bellewether and I think the majority will find that this novel lives up to their hopes and expectations. Charley Van Hoek doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she does believe in family. When her brother dies, Charley goes to Long Island’s Norths ...

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Seasons of Storms

I have read a number of Ms. Kearsley’s books and always enjoyed them. While I did ultimately enjoy this book, the pacing and defiance of a firm categorization kept this one from my keeper shelf. It was SLOW going for the first third of the book. Celia Sands/Sullivan is the child of a famous the ...

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A Desperate Fortune

It seems to me that in the last year I’ve come across an unusually high number of books with dual storylines in the present and past, generally involving a woman in the present reading about another’s life in a given historical era. I must confess that this is not my favorite design, but that ha ...

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The Firebird

I have only a handful of absolute favorite writers and Susanna Kearsley is one of them. Her novels The Shadowy Horses and Winter Sea top my DIK list. When I learned that this novel combined characters from each of those books I nearly swooned from joy. Nicola Marter has always had the ability to ...

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The Rose Garden

I have very few authors on my auto-buy list. Susanna Kearsley - who writes haunting, lyrical works which combine romance and history - is one of them. In her latest novel she mixes time-travel and history to tell us a tale of love and murder. It's a compelling story and one I am thrilled to be able ...

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The Winter Sea

I have been a fan of Barbara Michaels since I first discovered reissues of her books in high school. I love the manner in which her books blend past and present, capturing both the most romantic and most mysterious qualities of history. Historical purists may cringe, but there's something about the ...

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Season of Storms

The book's title evokes a brooding drama peppered with sinister mysteries and heroic struggle - something that would keep you awake at night, jumping three feet at the slightest noise, but turning the pages despite yourself. But while Susanna Kearsley does apply a generous coating of Gothic atmosphe ...

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The Shadowy Horses

Do you ever find yourself missing Mary Stewart? Her lyrical prose, lovely imagery, exotic locales? Always, a beautiful young heroine away from home is surrounded by secrets and suspicious people, one of whom is a sexy and mysterious man. I grew up on Mary Stewart's romantic suspense novels, and I've ...

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Named of the Dragon

This is really an odd book, and it's hard to even begin to know how to explain it. Named of the Dragon is really straight fiction, but it has paranormal and suspense elements and slight - very slight - romance elements as well. I enjoyed much of the book, but the plot changed direction rapidly at th ...