Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

"Julia Beckett believes in destiny. When she moves into Greywethers, a beautiful sixteenth-century farmhouse, she suspects that more than coincidence has brought her there. The locals are warm and welcoming, especially the eligible squire of Crofton Hall, yet beneath the ordinariness, Julia senses a haunting sadness about her new home. Then she learns of Mariana, a beautiful young woman who lived there three hundred years ago. It seems history has been waiting for Julia....." (from the publisher)

my thoughts:

Susanna Kearsley's Mariana was one of those books that I curled up with in a comfy chair and didn't come up for air until I had turned to the last page.

Haunting and romantic, with elements of reincarnation and time travel, this was a wonderful novel in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart....highly recommended for those who love stories where the present is tied to the past, suspense, and an old-fashioned second chance love story with a two-hankie ending.

Click on the trailer photo for a full-screen view of the book trailer -- it captures the haunting quality of the love story perfectly!

4.5/5 stars

Title: Mariana
Author: Susanna Kearsley
395 pages
genre: romantic suspense


Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Hmm I've never heard of this, sounds good!

Is it like Green Darkness? Sounds similar.

Have a happy 4th!

Joanne said...

Hi, Julie -- Susanna Kearsley is a new-to-me author as well, and I enjoyed her easy and engaging writing style. I have another book of hers, The Shadowy Horses, that takes place at an archaeological site in Scotland. Her books all seem to contain elements of a ghost story, timeslip, and old-fashioned romance...however, her books are not easy to find in the US. You have a great 4th, too!

Sarah Mohamed Saghir said...

what happend to geoff?? :(

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