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Princes, Vikings, and the history of tenth-century England come together in this saga of exploration and unrequited love.

Prince Rumon of France, descendant of Charlemagne and King Alfred, is a searcher. He has visions of the Islands of the Blessed, perhaps King Arthurs Avalon, “where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow.” Merewyn grows up in savage Cornwall—a lonely girl, sustained by her stubborn courage and belief that she is descended from the great King Arthur. Chance—or fate—in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brings Rumon and Merewyn together, and from that hour their lives are intertwined. Bound by his vow to her dying mother, Rumon brings Merewyn safely to England and keeps from her and all others the shameful secret of her birth. But there his responsibility ends. At court, Queen Alfrida dazzles him with her beauty and holds him in subjection to her will. When her murderous bid to capture the throne for her son comes to light, Rumon is finally freed, and he turns to Merewyn, only to find that he has lost her. His search leads him across the Atlantic to an unknown land, disappointment, and, at last, fulfillment and peace.

Synopsis:

Powerful, atmospheric, enthralling, and simply mesmerizing, The Winter Sea] is one of the best books you'll read this year

-Singletitles.com

Susanna Kearsley's obvious love of history is infectious... The Winter Sea is an acknowledgement that so many of us are haunted by the deeds of our ancestors, perhaps literally...

-Gail Anderson-Dargatz, international bestselling author of A Recipe for Bees

History has all but forgotten...

In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.

Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.

But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her...

What readers say:

Kearsley weaves an airtight spell that alternates and mingles the past with the present... Kudos go to her ending that, believe it or not, had this jaded reader blinking back both tears and smiles of surprise and approval. Well done.

A perfect concoction of history and romance. Susanna Kearsley has to be one of my all-time favorite authors-she captures the audience's attention from the start.

The book is so beautifully written the reader will feel they are right there on the northeast coast of Scotland; one can almost taste the salt-laced wind...

Synopsis:

This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage.

Synopsis:

Prince Rumon of France, descendant of Charlemagne and King Alfred, was a searcher. He had visions of the Islands of the Blessed, perhaps King Arthurs Avalon “where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow.” Merewyn grew up in savage Cornwall—a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and belief in her descent from great King Arthur. Chance—or fate—in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brought Rumon and Merewyn together and from that hour their lives were intertwined.

Synopsis:

This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginia and#8212; where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover and#8212; Jennyand#8217;s story reveals one young womanand#8217;s loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles between living in the Old World and the New.

About the Author

Anya Seton (1904-1990) was the author of many bestselling historical novels, including Katherine, The Winthrop Woman, Avalon, Dragonwyck, Green Darkness, Devil Water, and Foxfire. She lived in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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jepeb, April 5, 2011 (view all comments by jepeb)
My book club is reading this book soon. I have been seaching the web for reviews and info. I am really excited about reading it. The blurb is interesting and the reviews are wonderful. I really look forward to reading it.
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gaby317, November 19, 2010 (view all comments by gaby317)
In Carrie McClelland, Susanna Kearsley gives us an interesting lead character. Carrie's a bestselling author who specializes in historical fiction and it's fascinating to read about her life. Each time she begins a novel, she moves to the place where her novel is set - she lives there, gets to know the topography, the people, culture and history. The place starts to speak to her and the characters come alive. When the book opens, she is living in a cottage in France and heads to Scotland to meet her literary agent. During the trip to Scotland, something calls out to her and she decides to relocate herself and her characters from France to Scotland.

Suddenly, in Scotland, everything comes together. Carrie creates Sophia Paterson, named in part after Carrie's ancestor. The story comes together quickly, almost as if Carrie inexplicably knows details of the real Sophia's life. As Carrie meets a handsome stranger, her life -- and growing romance -- echoes that of her main character. And both stories draw you in with the romance, plot twists, and engaging characters.

I loved The Winter Sea. It drew me in from the start and I found myself reading faster and faster just to find out what would happen next to Sophia and to Carrie. If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend The Winter Sea.

ISBN-10: 1402241372 - Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc. (December 1, 2010), 544 pages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402241376
Author:
Kearsley, Susanna
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Author:
Seton, Anya
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
genealogy chart, 2 maps
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 464 pages Sourcebooks Landmark - English 9781402241376 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Powerful, atmospheric, enthralling, and simply mesmerizing, The Winter Sea] is one of the best books you'll read this year

-Singletitles.com

Susanna Kearsley's obvious love of history is infectious... The Winter Sea is an acknowledgement that so many of us are haunted by the deeds of our ancestors, perhaps literally...

-Gail Anderson-Dargatz, international bestselling author of A Recipe for Bees

History has all but forgotten...

In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.

Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.

But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her...

What readers say:

Kearsley weaves an airtight spell that alternates and mingles the past with the present... Kudos go to her ending that, believe it or not, had this jaded reader blinking back both tears and smiles of surprise and approval. Well done.

A perfect concoction of history and romance. Susanna Kearsley has to be one of my all-time favorite authors-she captures the audience's attention from the start.

The book is so beautifully written the reader will feel they are right there on the northeast coast of Scotland; one can almost taste the salt-laced wind...

"Synopsis" by ,
This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage.
"Synopsis" by ,
Prince Rumon of France, descendant of Charlemagne and King Alfred, was a searcher. He had visions of the Islands of the Blessed, perhaps King Arthurs Avalon “where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow.” Merewyn grew up in savage Cornwall—a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and belief in her descent from great King Arthur. Chance—or fate—in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brought Rumon and Merewyn together and from that hour their lives were intertwined.
"Synopsis" by ,
This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginia and#8212; where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover and#8212; Jennyand#8217;s story reveals one young womanand#8217;s loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles between living in the Old World and the New.
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