Kearsley, Susanna

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
After inheriting her sixteenth-century childhood home, Julia Beckett is astonished when she is transported back in time and into the body of Mariana, a woman who is struggling against treachery for her love of Richard de Mornay.

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2012
ISBN: 1402258674
Branch Call Number: FICTION KEARSLEY 2012
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,21 cm


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Nov 04, 2014

Just finish this book and the Winter Sea. I have found my new favorite author. She just takes you away and even though there are paranormal events or phenomenons, the historical aspect is right up my alley and well presented.
Love the fact you can go on her web site and see actual pictures of her settings of her books. Helps with the imagination!

May 28, 2014
  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Julia has seen the house several times over her lifetime and each occasion she feels it calling to her. When she comes across it again on a country drive, she sees it is for sale. After buying it, she feels that she truly belongs and everything is falling into place. Until she has a waking dream about the past and the woman that has lived in the house before. Is she going insane and hallucinating? Or is she traveling into the past? The expertly drawn characters and setting are what drew me in, but what kept me reading was the mystery of the past. Kearsley is one of the best gothic fiction authors!

Sep 15, 2013
  • scrubble4 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A very good read until the end. I thought the ending seemed to be the author running out of interest in the book and just ending it.

Aug 31, 2013
  • BarbAbday rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favourite books and I have read it several times since my husband purchased it for me shortly after it was originally released. I really love the characters and the setting.

Jun 12, 2013
  • annem123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just beginning to explore Kearsley and so far this is my favorite book. What a journey and I didn't see the end coming. This is my summer to read time travel novels and Kearsley is a gifted writer. In this particular book I loved how Julia actually 'time-travelled'.

Mar 28, 2013
  • tmb_net rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pretty good book, I like the historical aspect.. I haven't read any of Kearsley's other books but now I think I will.

Mar 17, 2013

Julia buys a house without having seen the inside and when she moves in, she begins getting flashbacks about a woman who lived there a long time ago. This is an incredible, wonderful story with a great romance too. Highly recommended.

Feb 23, 2013
  • abookandacuppa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome Gothic time-travel read to escape from reality!

Dec 09, 2012
  • emerald2pac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book and great tricky twist at the end loved it just loved it.

Jul 19, 2012
  • jenzbooks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Even though Kearsley's books have the same basic premise (historical, house, love, time travel of some sort) I just enjoy all of them. I think I liked The Winter Sea best, but this one's a close second!

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