Slains

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 9,151 ratings

The Winter Sea Publisher's Summary

History has all but forgotten...

In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.

Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.

But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her...

Please note: This novel has also been published under a different title: Sophia's Secret.

Please note, this title is the original recording, which is now known as Sophia's Secret

©2010 Susanna Kearsley (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Winter Sea

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,896
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,916

    History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Read

    • By Menon on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $26.95

    • The Winter Sea

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful- lost myself in the past

    • By Nicola Triggs on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Sophia's Secret

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the stark and beautiful Slains Casle, she decides to use the castle as the setting for her new novel, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realises her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. As Sophias' memories draw Carrie more deeply into the intrigue of 1708, she discovers a captivating love story lost in time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Winter Sea

    • By Lizzykafoops on 08-06-11

    Regular price: $42.10

  • Book 2

    • The Firebird

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,160

    Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Historical Fiction

    • By Katie - Audible on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $29.95