Susanna Kearsley

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Sophia's Secret

book
Fiction
UK Allison & Busby
US Source Books
2008

(Also published as 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 faint 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 fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. As Sophia's memories draw Carrie more deeply into the intrigue of 1708, she discovers a captivating love story lost in time. After three hundred years, Sophia's Secret must be told.

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Reviews


The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley is one of those books that is for the patient reader; it has a slow buildup and plenty of character development and background but the payoff is absolutely phenomenal
Blogcritics
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Sometimes an author catches lightning in a bottle, and Susanna Kearsley has done just that Nicole Langan
New York Journal of Books
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Neither time travel nor gothic romance... [The Winter Sea is one of those] evocative novels that lift readers straight into another time and place to smell the sea, feel the castle walls, see history and sense every emotion. These are marks of a fantastic storyteller.


Sourcebooks
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The Winter Sea does a marvelous and flawless job at telling two stories (Carrie in present day and Sophia, an inhabitant of Slains Castle in 1708 who is a dependent of the countess) at once, both with fantastic prose, vivid imagery and a compelling plot
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It was one of those books that you remember long after the last page has been turned
Debbie's Book Bag
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A deeply-engaging romance and a compelling historical novel ... Susanna Kearsley has written a marvellous book. Bernard Cornwell