History has all but forgotten...
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...
5 out of 5 stars
"For if there was no winter, we could never hope for spring."
I'm speechless. I didn't think I'd end up enjoying this book, but I became obsessed with the romance and history.
Carrie is a talented author working on her next novel. As she's traveling around, she feels an odd pull towards the ruins of Slains Castle. A pull so strong, she stops everything to focus on its past.
Throughout her research, she receives unexplainable memories and dreams about the past.... Sophie's past. Reality gets blurred and deep secrets are revealed.
This book involves two stories. Two stories that I found to be equally addicting. I couldn't put this down. I've shed actual tears reading this. It's full of romance and heartbreak. Susanna Kearsley proves that you can have a wonderful romantic story without containing dirty sex scenes. I can't wait to read her other books!