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Splendour Falls
Splendour Falls | Susanna Kearsley
Praise for New York Times bestseller The Firebird: "Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale."Kirkus An Ancient Castle, a Tragic Love, and a Web of Secrets Begins to Unravel... Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappearswell, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a "treasure of great price." And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry. As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself. "A mix of intrigue and adventure...in a style similar to that of Mary Stewart or Barbara Erskine, Kearsley does an excellent job evoking the atmosphere of Chinon with its brooding castle."The Winnipeg Free Press "Kearsley's action-packed mystery-romance, set in a medieval French town, shows the same deft plotting that won Kearsley the Catherine Cookson prize for Mariana."Chatelaine
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thea-block
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Another Kearsley book, as these are my easy comfort reads, and reading 10 minutes at a time while nursing requires easy book‘s to get into 😄🤱🏻👶🏼

This one was more like a current day mystery based on a historical past, similar to A Season of Storms. I enjoyed the relationships the character made, though I felt like her growth was forced and not fully worked through. Enjoyable story and memorable characters.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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EmilieGR
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My favorite Kearsley

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howjessreads
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I do enjoy Susanna Kearsley‘s books! ❤️ #howjessreadsin2019

JamieArc I think she definitely has a format for many of her books, but I do love them (her settings are my favorite!) 10mo
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EastWind76
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I actually started this book a while back, then set it aside, but I counted it amongst the unread when I recently inventoried my bookcase, so I'm ready to go ahead and finish it now, before I begin another series.

RadicalReader @EastWind76 hoping you love it here on Litsy. There are millions of books to discover which will surely make to be read piles surely skyrocket as well as making many friends to share the wonderful book filled discoveries with 13mo
EastWind76 @RadicalReader I think this is the best social media ever! 😁 I'm trying so hard (my goal for 2019) to seriously reduce my TBR by reading the books I own but haven't read, but I keep seeing great books and adding them to my Thriftbooks wish list! 😂 13mo
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Arcana
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Kearsley‘s books are usually equal parts historical fiction and contemporary fiction, but not so with this story. Although it was good, and I enjoyed it, this was a #mystery with a hint of history. Most of all, this was a story about a woman who no longer believed in anything, and her painful journey to get back the part of her that had been lost. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended #romantsy

RadicalReader @Arcana I love it “ mystery with a hint of history” 2y
Arcana @RadicalReader Kearsley is a treasure. I highly recommend almost everything she‘s written. Looking forward to her next book, 2y
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Branwen
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Tea, warm blanket, kitty, and book. ❤ Not too bad for a Monday night. #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

Chrissyreadit One of my favorite authors!!! 2y
Branwen @Chrissyreadit Really?! That's so awesome! 😃 This is the first thing I have read by her and I really like it so far! Which book of hers would you say is your favorite? 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Chrissyreadit @Branwen The Winter Sea is definitely my favorite. 2y
Branwen @Chrissyreadit Thanks! I will have to check that out next! 😃 2y
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LikelyLibrarian
The Splendour Falls | Susanna Kearsley
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“A bit of both, I should think.”

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LikelyLibrarian
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Been grading all morning. Time for a little break ☺️

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LikelyLibrarian
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Americans, on the other hand, like their pigeonholes.

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LikelyLibrarian
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After Salvage the Bones, I needed something light to read. Susanna Kearsley is more escapist than literary, but I think her writing is wonderfully descriptive. You can tell a lot of research goes into the writing of each novel.

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CoverToCoverGirl
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Woke up to this, this morning so beautiful and orange of any shade just happens to be my favorite color!
Have a terrific Tuesday Littens!
#fall #fallcolors

Mommamanzi It's beautiful. Does it just happen over night?! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Thank you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks .. @Mommamanzi Not usually. It normally happens over a several days but the temperature has been unusually warm so the change of season has been delayed. We had a hard frost two nights ago and when I woke up this morning voila ... this had magically happened overnight! 🎃🍁🍁 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was a super cozy and nice read. I loved the main characters and the story was entertaining. It had so much to keep me turning the pages and i really enjoyed it!

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Heatherfeather
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It pains me to say that this book was really boring. Kearsley is a beautiful writer, but this was about 90% description and pointless, uninteresting dialogue, and 10% thin plot. This was written in 1997, which I didn't realize until halfway through the book. It explains the lack of character communication (that a simple phone call would fix) and also demonstrates how much better Kearsley has gotten over the years.

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quirkyreader
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Adding audio books to my player old school style. I still use a first generation iPod Nano and an off line Dell Windows XP computer. Hey it still works, and considering how fast technology moves by the time I can get something new it will be outdated in 5 seconds. Yes, I still use A VCR and a audio tape player. If I had a Betamax I would probably use that too.

mjdowens Hey, whatever works👍 3y
Bklover That's awesome! Good for you! 3y
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quirkyreader
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And lastly. These are the audio books I got today. I am rather excited about these.

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MsHeatherWebb
The Splendour Falls | Susanna Kearsley
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Reading this bundle of fun. Light, mysterious, and lots of Chinon, France + a dead queen and vineyard and hot men= win for me tonight!

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