- CRRL Staff
CRRL Wins! You voted - thank you! - and we have won a visit from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley, known for her suspenseful, historical romances.
Meet Susanna at a wine and cheese reception at the Porter Branch on Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm, as she launches her newest book, The Firebird.
Sign up requested but not required - please call 540-659-4909.
As a former museum curator, Susanna brings her passion for research and travel to her novels, weaving together modern-day and historical intrigue. In her newest novel, The Firebird, heroine Nicola Marter was born with a psychic gift. 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.
Thank you to Barnes & Noble for providing copies of her books for purchase!
Haven’t read a Susanna Kearsley book? If you like Diana Gabaldon, Daphne du Maurier, or Audrey Niffenegger, you’ll love Susanna Kearsley. Check out one of these titles:
When Julia Beckett moves into a beautiful old farmhouse, she finds herself transported into 17th-century England, and into the world of Mariana. Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past... until she realizes Mariana's life is eclipsing her own. She must lay the past to rest or risk losing the chance for happiness in her own time. (catalog summary)
The Shadowy Horses
Archaeologist Verity Grey, digging at an ancient Roman camp on the windswept coast of Scotland, unearths a hint of the paranormal and a lasting love. "Kearsley's tale is lush with romantic and ghostly threads." (Kirkus)
The Rose Garden
A manor house on the Cornish coast, ghosts from 1715, and a love that transcends time. From RT Times Book Reviews: "Lifts readers straight into another time and place to smell the sea, feel the castle walls, and sense every emotion. These are marks of a fantastic storyteller. - Top Pick of the Month, 4 ½ stars."
The Winter Sea
An evocatively described Scotland, compelling characters, and beautiful writing, this romance shifts from the present day to the early eighteenth century. A finalist for the RITA award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. Here’s what a reader said: "A perfect concoction of history and romance.”