Tag: Author: Susanna Kearsley


Review: The Rose Garden

Posted 21 August, 2015 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

The Rose Garden
By: Susanna Kearsley
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

When Eva’s film star sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina’s ashes and in doing so return her to the place where she belongs. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a time long before her own. For the house where she so often stayed as a child is home not only to her old friends the Halletts, but also to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. When Eva finally accepts that she is able to slip between centuries and see and talk to the inhabitants from hundreds of years ago, she soon finds herself falling for Daniel Butler, a man who lived – and died – long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and in laying her sister to rest, comes to realise that she too must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

After reading Season of Storms (review) I decided to jump into reading another Susanna Kearsley novel, to see what her other novels are like 🙂 This is one of three books I bought from this author that are included in an eBook bundle 🙂

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Review: Season of Storms

Posted 20 August, 2015 by Lianne in Books / 3 Comments

Season of Storms
By: Susanna Kearsley
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

In the early 1900s, in the elegant, isolated villa Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage in the leading role, Celia disappeared.

Now, decades later, in a theatre on the grounds of Il Piacere, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece. A promising young actress–who shares Celia Sands’ name, but not her blood–has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play–and to her compelling, compassionate employer.

And even though she knows she should let the past go, in the dark–in her dreams–it comes back.

I think I mentioned time and again on weekly TTT posts that I have a number of Susanna Kearsley books sittin on my TBR queue waiting to be read. I was actually introduced to her books years ago when I was gifted Mariana for my birthday (I’ve been meaning to go back and revisit the book for some time now). Anyway, I’ve finally decided to start reading one of the books on queue; I picked up this one from the group because it was one of two books that wasn’t in a book bundle, and the Italian setting definitely piqued my interest 😉

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