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Most Helpful Favorable Review

29 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Very enjoyable and well-written

I read The Winter Sea first (now rereleased as Sophia's Secret). Loved it so much I purchased Mariana simply because the author stated in her dedication that she hoped her father loved The Winter Sea as much as Mariana. Beautifully written, well-researched historical ...
I read The Winter Sea first (now rereleased as Sophia's Secret). Loved it so much I purchased Mariana simply because the author stated in her dedication that she hoped her father loved The Winter Sea as much as Mariana. Beautifully written, well-researched historical fiction/time travel romance. Kearnsley's character development and attention to detail fully immerse the reader in her story. She has a way of describing a first touch, a first kiss that can bring you right back in time yourself, goosebumps and all. That being said, without spoiling the suspense, Mariana is partially a story about the supernatural, and her time travelling was a little harder for me to accept than it was in The Winter Sea. But I stayed up late into the night to finish it, and it was well worth my time and my money spent. Now a fan, I am purchasing The Rose Garden next.

posted by 9591278 on January 16, 2012

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3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

Boring compared to the same authors other books

posted by 10353754 on January 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    A good read, but not one of my favorite Susanna Kearsley books

    After reading both Rose Garden and Winter Sea, I was really looking forward to Mariana. Like her other books, Mariana has a time-shifting theme, but for me, it was harder to believe the time-shifting in Mariana than in Rose Garden and Winter Sea. It was still a good book and kept my interest, but once I read the ending, I had to go back and skim thru the book again to see why I didn't feel that the ending "clicked" for me. Like another reviewer wrote, I'd love to read this book from Richard's point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Not her best

    It's a well-written, fine book but the characters didn't engage me like this author's other books. I felt like she phoned this one in.

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