"Gosh. I loved everything about this book -- the setting, the characters, the plot, the dialogue, the denouement. You know how some books just grab you by the hair and don't let go until you reach their extremely satisfying conclusion? That was Mariana
, for me." - Bookfoolery and Babble
"The historical context, as always, is first-rate. You evoke the tone and rhythm of earlier speech without using dialect, and you demarcate the different eras' worldviews subtly, through language and characterization. And oh, that ending. It's why I read romance. Grade: A-. Recommended Read." - Dear Author
"Susanna Kearsley is an impressive and detailed storyteller - I look forward to reading more of her books very soon. This is one that went above and beyond any and all expectations I had before starting." - Ageless Pages Reviews
"I would highly recommend this book to romance lovers and paranormal romance lovers alike. It was a great lighthearted book that kept me on the edge of my seat; I didn't want to put it down." - Just Loomin' N' Readin'
"I had a lot of fun reading this-and the romance was stunning." - Shelf Love
"After reading Mariana
I am officially a Susanna Kearsley fan! I will read anything she writes from now on. Mariana
was such a beautiful, well-researched novel." - The Sweet Bookshelf
"I loved everything about this book from the very beginning." - The Book Garden
"Each page left me in anticipation of the next and I often had to force myself to put the book down. Kearsley has created a novel full of mystery, intrigue, and timeless romance. With unexpected twists and turns throughout, the ending was so unpredictable and surprising! And I admit, this one even evoked a few tears...in a very good way! I absolutely loved this novel and my overall rating is FIVE stars. Highly recommended." - A Novel Affair
"I loved every minute of it, and even when I thought I knew what the ending was, Ms. Kearsley pulled the rug right out from under me. I did not see that coming, but I absolutely loved it. Bravo. I want more." - At Home with a Good Book and the Cat
is a beautiful and poignant tale of lost love, haunting and humbling. Whether you believe in past lives or not, this tale will make you yearn for an experience like Julia Beckett's. Romantic, passionate, and bittersweet, this intelligent, tension-laden story will sweep you away." - HIstorical Novels Review
From the Inside Flap
From the winner of the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, this mesmerizing, suspenseful, and richly atmospheric tale of time travel draws us into the heart of a heroine we won't soon forget...
The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew at once that it was her house. Now, twenty-five years later, by some strange chance, she has just become the new owner of the sixteenth-century Wilshire farmhouse. But Julia soon begins to suspect that more than coincidence has brought her there. As if Greywethers were a porthal between worlds, she finds herself abruptly transported back in time. Stepping into seventeenth-century England, Julia becomes Mariana, a beautiful young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love for Richard de Mornay, handsome forebear of the present squire of Crofton Hall. Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past, falling ever deeper in love with Richard...until one day she realizes Mariana's life threatens to eclipse her own--and that she must find a way to lay the past to rest, or risk losing a chance for love in her own time.