Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Reminiscent of the Outlander, the Winter Sea follows the story of author Carrie McClelland as she researches a topic for her next book: the Jacobite Uprising of 1708. The story toggles from past to present as the story Carrie is writing becomes less fiction and more real.
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...