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Shadowy Horses Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1999
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The Shadowy Horses is set in a small town on the east coast of Scotland and is, as mentioned above, a blend of literature, romance and suspense. Kearsley's writing is masterful, as she manages to tell a modern tale of a haunted archaeology site without ever going over the top. At several points the characters actually attempt to communicate with the ghost of a Roman legionnaire, and not one time did I ever want to roll my eyes; quite a feat for a writer, in my opinion.
The weakest part of this book -- and the reason I am not giving it 5 stars -- is the suspense element. The suspense is so mild as to be almost non-existent. So if you're looking for a spine-tingling, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat type of book this is definitely not it.
The romance is low-key, also, which is fine with me. But again, if you're looking for a heart-stopping, blood-racing, titillating love scene you're not going to find it here. Nevertheless, the romance is there, as the heroine is faced with not just one but two admirers (three, if you count an eight-year-old boy), both drop-dead gorgeous (we should all be so lucky, huh?). And one of them -- I don't want to say who as that could be a spoiler -- did make my heart beat just a little bit faster. :)
Kearsley's greatest strength is in her dialogue. This is the aspect where many writers of fiction -- especially those writing in a contemporary setting -- lose me.Read more ›
This is an excellent, fast moving book that I was sorry to see end. The descriptions of life in a small Scottish coastal village were excellent and very true to life. The characters were colourful and likeable and it is not at all hard to picture them at the Ship Hotel with a pint or gathered around the kitchen having a hearty Scottish breakfast.
Pour a cup of tea and make plans to curl up for a day by the fire reading this book, you won't regret it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love all the characters. One gets the impression that the author did, too. Especially enjoyed Granny Nan's role in the story. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
This author is just an amazing talent. Her words weave together and wrap me up in her story. This one was amazing and unique.Published 1 month ago by S. Gay Norris
Love all her books but this is by far my favorite. Met her St a book signing as well last year and she could not be nicer. Hope she tours again soon!Published 1 month ago by K. Mitchell
Even though I usually don't like books with ghosts and the supernatural it seemed pretty believeable.Published 1 month ago by Phoebe
Bought this book on a recommendation and it did not disappoint. Set in Scotland the story of an archeological dig that is steeped in mystery truly grabs your attention. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue
This story kept me intrigued to read on & couldn't help but put myself in the shoes of the characters. A good read & will look for other titles from this author for sure!Published 1 month ago by Jaime Prentiss
This book arrived in TERRIBLE condition. It was yellowed, bent, and wrinkled. I will have to throw it away when I finish reading it.Published 2 months ago by Judi
I loved this book and its story. Since I read firebird, I already knew Robbie. I may have read them out of order? But it didn't matter. Peter is Quite the character. Read morePublished 2 months ago by terry saxon