I loved the audiobook.
Sophie because of her struggles but she survived with the love of her life.
The tone of voice and the switching of characters by listening I knew who was who.
This story was really compelling and enjoyable. It's really two stories, the historical novel being written, and then events in the writer's life in a modern setting. I enjoyed both stories, and the novel as a whole comes together wonderfully in the end. Highly recommended!
This is well constructed, well researched, well written, very well narrated....and well, just a truly satisfying book, on all romantic fronts! I'm not much of a history fiend, but Kearsley's talent and ability to make all her characters be memorable, makes historical events that could be exceedingly dry, just come to life for her readers. "The Winter Sea" contains two lines of romance, that interweave and prove both fascinating and kind of addicting. I really was sorry when this ended...actually found it hard to delete! I found I had become quite attached to the characters from the past, and the present day characters, as well.
This is the first book I have read by Kearsley, but I will be checking on her other titles here on Audible. Prior to starting this title, I had just listened to, "Kept in the Dark," which had the same narrator, Rosalyn Landor, and now she has become one of my favorite narrators, as she aptly moves from character to character, clearly differentiating between them, so that the listener easily forgets one woman is behind them all...her narration is really brilliant. My highest ratings to both the author and the narrator...such a satisfying listen.
I loved this book. It was reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series - smart, funny writing with lots of historical detail and a good romance blended in. I wish it was a series!
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to; it's an interesting story, with the history mixed well with the romance. Not a "romance" per se - much more literary than that.
Yes, Iliked the setting of the story on the edge of Scottish Sea with castles and the weather for mood.
Nice characters. Felt like you could see them and know them.
Good. Did she do the male parts too? And the Scottish accents?
Felt like it was a movie. I could see landscape and the characters clearly.
Sometimes there was too much rehashing of things we already knew in the story.
I liked historical story. The story about the writer of the story was, to me, superfluous.
No, but I will... I enjoyed her voice immensely.
This would rank in the top third of the audiobooks I've listened to. I particularly enjoyed this story because it is set in the same time as Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. some of the history involved was the same. It was like reading a 'side' story to Gabaldon's books.
I liked the two story lines and the way they were presented. I only wish there had been a meeting between Carrie, the brothers, and the dad in the end.
Yes, it is slow to get started but once you get in to the story, it is a great storyline. The reading accents it as well.
This is my first experience with Susanna Kearsley, and so glad I found her. I absolutely loved this book. Carrie is a historical fiction writer, who finds herself in Scotland writing a novel, that turns out to be memories from the 1700's. You jump back and forth between Carrie's ongoing story set in the present, while she writes her ancestor's story, Sophia , in the early 1700s, during the first of the Jacobite risings. There's never a dull moment, packed full of suspense, intrigue, emotional turmoil, and romance. I laughed, and cried listening to this book, as the characters grab you, and pull themselves into your heart.
The bad part about this book, is trying to get away from it. With a 15 hour book, that makes for a long day, with ear buds. If you like Diana Gabaldon, this is a book to try, I don't think you will be disappointed.