Mariana (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
26 Reviews

"Dynamic and captivating...I couldn't put it down."-San Jose Examiner

"Tread lightly, she is near."

Julia Beckett believes in destiny, settling into her rustic new home, Julia encounters haunting remnants of a beautiful young woman who lived and loved there centuries ago.

It's seems Mariana has been waiting for Julia.

Praise for New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Winter Sea

"A deeply engaging romance and a compelling historical noveL. Susanna Kearsley has written a marvelous book." -Bernard Cornwell, bestselling author of The Burning Land

"A creative tour de force. Sometimes an author catches lightning in a botde, and Susanna Kearsley has done just that." - New York Journal of Books
"Richly rewarding ... 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

Praise for The Rose Garden

"A magical, not to be missed read." -RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 1/2stars
"MasterfuL.Kearsley beautifully evokes the wild landscapes and history of Cornwall." -Publishers Weekly


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I absolutely love Susanna Kearsley's writing. - LibraryThing
Kearsley's writing is beautiful and descriptive. - LibraryThing
Bit of a twist ending too! - LibraryThing

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User Review  - carlyrose - LibraryThing

I'm so torn. On the one hand, great characters, absorbing and lyrical story. But the twist in the ending just doesn't sit well with me. I actually had pegged Iain as the love interest in the beginning ... Read full review

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User Review  - Signe Pike - Goodreads

OK, friends. This is the second book I've devoured from Kearsley and I will admit to being completely hooked on her. I'm a sucker for historicals, and I'm currently on deadline for my own work, and ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Authors Note
Reading Group Guide
About the Author

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About the author (2012)

Susanna Kearsley's writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. Her books have been translated into several languages, selected for the Mystery Guild, condensed for Reader's Digest, and optioned for film. She lives in Canada near the shores of Lake Ontario.

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