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Summary

When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the windswept ruins of Slains Castle, she is enchanted by the stark and beautiful Scottish landscape. The area is strangely familiar to her but she puts aside her faint sense of unease to begin her new novel, using the castle as her setting, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine.

Then Carrie realizes her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. As Sophia's memories draw Carrie more deeply into the intrigue of 1708, she discovers a captivating love story lost in time.

After 300 years, 'Sophia's Secret' must be told.

©2008 Susanna Kearsley (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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The winter sea

I have not read any of Susanna Kearsleys’s books before. This book The winter sea was absolutely remarkable and I loved it.
It reminded me of the history and amazement of Diana Gabaldons Outlander series and also of Elizabeth Erskines Lady of Hay in parts.
The reader, Rosalyn Landon, was as usual at her best ( she is my favourite narrator) and her voices contributed exceptionally well with the story!
This book is without doubt going to be in my top ten books.
If you like reading historic novels with a romance woven into the story line
Then this book is for you.
I thoroughly recommend it!!
I shall be looking for more books written by this author.

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Awful Narration

I sent this book back and read it on kindle instead. Great book, terrible narration.

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Loved it!

Such an engaging story. I did love the plot and an amazing performance of the narrator. Such shame that I have finished so quickly.

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Great idea.

Enjoyed the way the story of past and present was entwined. Assumed historical events were true as unfamiliar with this point in Scotland's history. A few important historical plot details seemed rushed so needed to go back over scenes to listen more carefully. Otherwise a good listen.p

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Stunning and Beautiful

a beautifully written historical love story, heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. I did not want it to end and now it has i doubt I will find anything as good again. Narrated in a style that was so easy to listen to and compelled you to fall in love with the characters. I was transported to a different time.

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  • Nicola Triggs
  • 16-08-18

wonderful- lost myself in the past

As with all her books this is wonderful. My second favourite after Marianna. Her heroine and hero are well developed.

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  • Anita Kristensen
  • 08-08-21

Great and monotone narrator

I loved the story; sweet and genuine. (I cannot vouch for the Scottish). However, the narrator is kind of monotone AND then suddenly there is flow and nice melody to the narration. So mixed feelings :)

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  • Priya S
  • 21-04-21

Loved the book! And Rosalyn Landor is the best!!!

The book was beautifully written, my first by the author actually, I only decided to listen because it was narrated by Rosalyn Landor who is my favourite. Now I hear they have changed the title of the book, ans also changed the narrator! Big mistake!!! Nobody can bring the characters to life as Rosalyn Landor! I hope the author uses her voice in more of her books. Overall, a lovely, heart-touching love story, superbly narrated!

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  • Viola
  • 13-01-21

Couldn’t stop listening!!!

One of the best Audio books ever!
If you loved the “Outlander” series you are going to LOVE this one.
One of my absolute favorites!!! 💗