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Praise for A Desperate Fortune 

“Fascinating, immersive and twisty—twists not only of plot, but of character and time. I love a novel that deals with codes and ciphers, and the other ways in which people keep their secrets.” (Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series )

“Within a few paragraphs, you realize you are in the hands of a master storyteller: Kearsley’s novels are accessible but challenging, narratively propulsive but thoughtful. . . . This is smart historical fiction which isn’t afraid to assume the best of its readers.” (Toronto Star)

“Educates as it entertains, and manages to be wonderfully romantic at the same time.”  (The Globe and Mail)

 “Her prose is beautifully crafted and evocative of character, time and place.” (The Vancouver Sun)

“Kearsley is a nothing less than a magician weaving together the past and the present in yet another marvelous, genre bending, romantic, mysterious, and utterly unputdownable novel. You’ll be captivated by the history, the secrets, the memorable heroines, and one of the cutest dogs to show up on the pages in a long time. Kearsley raises the bar book to book, and this is one of her most ambitious and successful ever. Bravo!” (M.J. ROSE, New York Times bestseller )

“Kearsley has conjured a story that will stay with you long after you put it down. Her deft touch with historical intrigue is matched only by her delivery of a contemporary heroine who is as unique as she is memorable.”  (DEANNA RAYBOURN )

“A new Susanna Kearsley novel is always a cause for rejoicing—and for turning off the ringer on the phone and canceling all appointments.”  (LAUREN WILLIG )

“Gorgeously romantic! One of the best books I’ve read this year!” (KATE FORSYTH )

Praise for The Firebird

“Kearsley brings historical figures and events to life in this artfully crafted, exquisitely detailed tale, laced with a heady mix of intrigue and romance.”  (Chatelaine)

“Kearsley deftly interweaves a compelling contemporary romance with a sweeping historical drama, and the fantastic with the realistic, to create a richly nuanced, delicately balanced novel that will not only satisfy her regular readers but seems well-positioned to win new converts to her unique approach to fiction. . . . The Firebird is the sort of book one wants to curl up within and savour.”   (The Globe and Mail)

“An enchanting story told with wit and dexterity . . . The Firebird has it all: love, intrigue, twists, betrayal, and unexpected outcomes. . . . This is a book to remember.”  (Toronto Star)

“Compelling characters, an intricate plot, and just the right balance of intrigue, romance, and historical detail. . . . In a winning combination of historical treasure hunt and romantic tightrope, The Firebird is another page-turner for Kearsley.”  (Waterloo Region Record)

“The latest historical romance from acclaimed Ontario author Susanna Kearsley crackles with imagination. . . . With intrigue and verve, Kearsley has penned what is sure to become another bestseller.” (Winnipeg Free Press)

Praise for Season Of Storms

“If you liked The French Lieutenant’s Woman, you’ll love this.” (Romantic Times)

Praise for The Shadowy Horses

“Susanna Kearsley’s best book…A brilliant book!” (SARAH BROADHURST The Bookseller)

“[A] deft blending of romance and the Gothic. . . . lush with romantic and ghostly threads.” (Kirkus)

“Part ghost story and part romance . . . beautifully imaginative with a dream-like quality.” (The Bookseller)

About the Author

Susanna Kearsley is a New York Times, USA TODAY, and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author and former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, interweaving historical intrigue with modern suspense. Her books, published in translation in more than 20 countries, have won the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, a RITA Award, and National Readers’ Choice Awards, and have finaled for the UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year and the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She lives near Toronto.

 

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  • File Size: 2076 KB
  • Print Length: 529 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (April 7, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MX6297Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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