Review ~ The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
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…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing! The writing, the history, the romance, the time travel, and the two stories were just all incredible.
Kearsley took real historical events much like Gabaldon did in her Outlander series and revolved a story around it. Most of the characters were real life characters of history except for a few. I loved learning about the history in Scotland before the Outlander series began.
There was a double storyline with two different periods and different heros and heroines. Both were very well done and kept me on the tip of my toes wanting more. While the author switched back and forth between the periods, I never felt a jolt or harsh sense of change. It was well done.
The ending of one of the love stories ended so wonderfully and unexpectedly. The writing and words were so beautiful and captivating.
I recommend this book to anyone that loves historical romances.