Monday, August 30, 2010

Mailbox Monday 08.30.10


Hosted by Chick Loves Lit.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

In 2008 Carrie McClelland can't hit the right note for her next novel but an unplanned detour, and a stop at the castle that inspired Count Dracula, sets her on a different path; a path that took her back in back exactly 300 years, to that same castle, and to a rebellion doomed to failure. Alternating between the contemporary setting and the past, The Winter Sea takes us at every turn into little known worlds; historical footnotes writ large, a history of Scotland and the Jacobite rebellion of 1708 and the possibility of genetic memory. Historical fiction at it's best and Susanna Kearsley at hers, The Winter Sea evokes the writing of Thomas Raddall, Daphne Du Maurier, and Mary Stewart.

From Sourcebooks. Release date: December 1st.


8 comments:

Marg said...

I am so excited to see that this has started to get out to bloggers now. I read this book last year and totally loved it!

Christy said...

This has been on my wishlist for a while, now. When I saw it was being reissued by Sourcebooks and available for review, I squeed with glee!

Mary said...

It sounds like a wonderful book!

Alayne said...

Looks and sounds so good! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

The Winter Sea looks gorgeous. I hope it's as good as it appears!

Staci said...

I have this one too..doesn't it sound wonderful???

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I've seen this on a few blogs today and i think it looks good. I'll be watching for everyone's thoughts on it.

Elizabeth said...

The Winter Sea sounds great...love your header.

My TBR stack is getting larger after seeing all these great mailboxes.

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