It’s not so much sizzling in northern coastal Scotland in the winter, but this book is amazing for it’s warmth, the strength of the writing, and the story-within-a-story. As I announced in the Book Club Chat last week, our April Book Club pick is Susanna Kearsley’s The Winter Sea.
Previously published in Canada as ‘Sophia’s Secret,’ and a nominee for both a RITA and a RNA award, this book is emotional, historically fascinating, rich and worth savoring. Here’s the description:
In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.
Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.
But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her…
This is what happens when romance and historical fiction are married perfectly – plus the story tells of Carrie’s present-day adventures and her character Sophia’s story a well.
As usual, if you use SBTBARE at checkout, you will get a 50% eBook Bucks Rebate at AllRomance.com, the official sponsor of the Sizzling Book Club. You can also buy a copy at Amazon.com, or Book Depository, or wherever the books in your preferred format are sold.
The 50% rebate at AllRomance will be valid from April 1-15, 2011.
I fully recognize that this is a more expensive book to be featuring, and I wouldn’t have chosen it if I didn’t truly think it was worth your reading and discussing.But to help with the sticker shock, I have five paper copies from Sourcebooks AND five digital copies (from yours truly) to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment and let me know which format you prefer. I will announce the winners and have books shipped out asap – or emailed, as the case may be. Contest is open for 24 hours.
Standard disclaimers apply: this giveaway is open to international entrants, though I’m not sure about the logistics of shipping to the International Space Station. I am not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Shading within a garment may occur. Use only in well-ventilated area. PC Load Letter.
I sniffled so obviously when I finished this book, Hubby was worried about me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and can join us at the end of April (date and time TBA) to chat about it.