This book might not appeal to everyone but I loved it. It had a bit of all the things I find of interest. Genealogy, history, time travel (sort of )... I couldn't stop listening.
Very interesting, engaging story of an author writing a historical novel in modern day Scotland. Love how Ms. Kearsley intertwines the historical story with the modern one, until they are one story. Narrator does a great job with all the accents of the characters too.
Reading is one of my favorite things to do and I loved the audio version of Winter Sea!! I'll read it again, I'll listen to it again, I'll listen while I read again!! I own both the paper and audio versions.
I am not able to name a favorite character; all of the strong, loyal, ethical, and humane characters are my favorites, The Winter Sea is loaded with them.
The vision of the small girl running on the beach at the very end.
How far would you be willing to go for those you love?
The descriptions are magnificent. The historical references are magnificent. The storyline is magnificent. The characters are magnificent. It's all magnificent!!
The connection from the present and the past was outstanding and the storyline had me constantly wanting for more. I absolutely adored this story. A little history, a little romance, and a little mystery too!
I enjoyed this book even though the story line was a little slow and fairly predictable. I think that is because the performance was fantastic and I enjoy historical fiction. The book has a gentleness to it that I enjoyed that doesn't have you fearful of what is going to happen next. That is pleasant in these intensity junkie times. But at the same time it wasn't written well enough to make it unforgettable either. Now that is a good book when it doesn't assault you with violence and drama but is unforgettable. Good overall book for a gentle afternoon in the winter.
Books have replaced TV in my life.
Captivating & brilliantly surprising
When I was wondering why I had bothered if the story wasn't going to go well - the author totally surprised me. I love happy endings and with this one is seemed that it wasn't possible.
With this book she moved into the top three position in my favorite audio performers. She brought all of the diverse characters to life - and made them all seem real.
Sophia - and her bravery and ability to do what is best for the ones you love.
I usually get the question to compare to another book or author - and with this one I thought of the similarities with Lauren Willig and the The Secret History of the Pink Carnation series where you follow two stories - once historical and one in present time. I did not think it anything like the Outlander series and I love that series.
This is my first from this author and I look forward to more from her.
The narrator did such a great job giving each character its own tone, its own accent; totally believable. I really felt transported to those places and times.
It was intriguing, made me want to keep listening to find out what happens. I also really like that it was a lesser known part of history.
no extreme reaction, but really loved getting lost in the story
I really liked The Rose Garden, but this book did not sweep me away like other did. Always love Rosalyn Landor.
I like Rosalyn Landor. She really makes a book come alive and her accent is perfect. I am a big Diana Gabaldon fan so I found this book to be an interesting twist on the same time in history. This is about a writer who writes historical novels and seems to be writing her current novel from memory. I had to start it over once after just a few chapters to really understand what was going on. The book twists back and forth between the present and the past and I was sorry to reach the end!