"Fascinating and immersive."—DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander
The bestselling, hauntingly beautiful tale of love across time, from New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley
In spring 1708, a fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in bringing exiled KingJames back to Scotland to reclaim his crown.
Carrie McClelland is fascinated by the intrigue and romance of this failed Jacobite rebellion, and wants to base her next bestselling book on it. She rents a cottage near the ruins of Slains Castle, where the rebellion was planned. Mixing her fictional characters with historical figures, Carrie suddenly realizes that people and events she thought she was inventing are turning out to be real. The dividing line between fact and fiction becomes eerily blurred as Carrie channels the spirit of a woman yearning to disclose a secret that's lain hidden for three hundred years...a secret that holds the key to Carrie's present-day happiness...
Praise for The Winter Sea:
"A creative tour de force... Brilliant!"—New York Journal of Books
"A beautifully written book...to be read carefully and savored. The contemporary and historical contexts are carefully delineated and rich with texture and detail."—Dear Author
"A wonderful, multi-layered novel...deliciously romantic."—All About Romance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA award winner, Susanna Kearsley is known for her meticulous research and exotic settings from Russia to Italy to Cornwall, which not only entertain her readers but give her a great reason to travel. Her lush writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden, both RITA finalists and winners of RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. Other honors include finaling for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award, National Readers' Choice Awards, and the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Her popular and critically-acclaimed books are available in translation in more than 20 countries and as audio books. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario.