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Named of the Dragon
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
A haunting tale of intrigue from New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.SOMEWHERE IN THE HEART OF LEGEND LIES THE KEY TO HER TERRIFYING DREAMSThe charm of spending the Christmas holidays in South Wales, with its crumbling castles and ancient myths, seems the perfect distraction from the nightmares that have plagued literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw since the loss of her baby five years ago.Instead, she meets an emotionally fragile young widow who's convinced that Lyn's recurring dreams have drawn her to Castle Farm for an important purpose--and she's running out of time. With the help of a reclusive, brooding playwright, Lyn begins to untangle the mystery and is pulled into a world of Celtic legends, dangerous prophecies, and a child destined for greatness.PRAISE FOR A DESPERATE FORTUNE "A grand adventure... Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better." -LAUREN WILLIG, New York Times bestselling author "Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! A truly brilliant book." -KATE FORSYTH, Award-winning author of Bitter Greens"Susanna Kearsley deftly conjures a contemporary heroine as unique as she is memorable." -DEANNA RAYBOURN, New York Times bestselling author
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taraWritesSci
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A picture of firsts! I finished planning my first fall/winter square foot garden bed, and I am now diving into my first Susanna Kearsley novel.

I've been eyeballing her books for so long but I was a bit dense and didn't understand how her books tied together. Discovered that they don't, they're stand alone stories. The publisher marketing team just uses the same cover style on most of her books. 😖

BarbaraTheBibliophage There are a few books that are slightly connected. But they‘d still make sense if you read them as a stand alone. 3h
taraWritesSci @BarbaraTheBibliophage Ah, okay. I'll keep that in mind then. Thanks! 2h
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thea-block
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Love Kearsley books! This is no exception. In some ways requires a little more extension of disbelief, but the Merlin/King Arthur connection is just fun. Honestly, the story without it could have been a little more fleshed out and have been complete by itself (as seems to be the case with her early books), but overall, it was a fun read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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howjessreads
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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I love Susanna Kearsley! I read most of them 4-5 years ago, and now I‘ve been relistening to them. 🙂 #howjessreadsin2019

JamieArc I think she‘s one of the best writers when it comes to settings! 3mo
bookandbedandtea I'm another huge Kearsley fan! 3mo
toofondofbooks She's an automatic buy for me. Love her 3mo
LeahBergen I haven‘t read this one! 3mo
howjessreads She is delightful in person too! Got to hear her at TFoB this year, which is what is inspiring my reread binge. :) @JamieArc @bookandbedandtea @toofondofbooks @LeahBergen ! 3mo
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mountainsandlace
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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TheReadingMermaid Very nice! I know you'll dominate it! 😉😃👏🏻📚 8mo
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bunny
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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Three #redbooks and a red mug for today's #SeasonsReadings! I've read (and loved!) 2 of the 3 books pictured here, with Amberlough being the one that's still on my TBR.

TrishB Lovely pic 💕 8mo
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Myhusbandhatesreading
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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I love Susanna Kearsley books but I didn‘t get into this one as much as I have the others.

Melissa_J I liked this one, but my favourites remain Marina, The Shadowy Horses and Belewether. 1y
Myhusbandhatesreading @Melissa_J I don‘t think I‘ve read Belewether. I‘ll have to check that one out! 1y
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toofondofbooks
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Another fave author ❤

rubyslippersreads I ❤️ everything about this photo (especially the cupcake. 😋) 1y
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aliasNayNay
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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How do you choose your next book from your TBR pile....my stack just keeps growing and it‘s getting harder to pick my next read.
#reading #tbrpile #toomanybooks

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llwheeler
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#bookhaul! Actually about 4 bookhauls, and except the Allende books, all either used bookstore, sale, or with points/gift cards 🤓
The Allende books are borrowed from @Andrea4 (thanks again!) for #readingwomenchallenge prompts - book in trans. and a memoir by someone from another country.

Andrea4 Always welcome 😄 1y
Dragon Loved Sunshine! It‘s so fun! 😀🐉 1y
llwheeler @Dragon Glad to hear it! I love McKinley but haven't read this one yet, hope to get to it soon ☺ 1y
Dragon 👍🐉 1y
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Jas16
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Exactly what I was in the mood for tonight. This is largely purported not to be one of Kearsley‘s best but I was completely captivated by her writing.

JazzFeathers Is this a fantasy? It doesn't look like from the cover, but the title... 🤔 2y
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Jas16
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Current chapter of my current read. It has been a busy day so I am glad I am finally able to sit and read. #novemberbythenumbers

JamieArc This was my first Kearsley book. I love her writing and the way she transports you to places. 2y
Jas16 @JamieArc I think this is my second. You are totally right. I am completely immersed. 2y
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Jas16
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Why yes, my #novtbr does look a lot like my October TBR. Funny thing that. While I read a lot last month not much of it was planned. I am working on another box for my sister so I am mostly focusing on things I think she would like. #📚🔜 #noteworthynovember #emojinov

JazzFeathers It's the same for me. My November TBR looks a lot like my October TBR 😩 l'm kind of happy l'm not alone 😄 2y
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rbmavrick7
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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I have enjoyed all of Susanna Kearsley's books and this one is no exception. I couldn't put it down and I loved all of the characters. She really bring the characters and settings to life.

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rbmavrick7
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My dog stole my book!!! Just kidding, it's just fun to pick on a tired pooch.

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raelaschoenherr
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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Not my favorite Kearsley, but anything she writes is automatically better than a lot of other books :) I loved the Wales setting--now I want to go spend Christmas in Wales!

LeahBergen She is always worth a read. 😀 3y
annahenke 😊 3y
raelaschoenherr @LeahBergen If she wrote the backs of cereal boxes, I'd happily read that :) 3y
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Imagineannie
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More good than not, but not earth shattering. I think I'd like to read another of hers to compare. The premise is interesting, a modern drama with echoes of both Arthurian legend and Welsh/English history. I loved the descriptions of Wales. She's quite a competent writer, and laid out a compelling story but I found myself not very interested in the characters aside from Wales, the horse, the dog and the baby. But I'll give her another chance.

BookishTrish I fall into her novels and have trouble getting back out. They are all pretty similar though. 3y
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triskeleseeker
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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Well that was fun! This was my first Kearsley novel and it won't be my last. I thought I had the ending figured out but I was glad to be surprised. Loved the Welsh setting and Arthurian overtones. 🐲

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triskeleseeker
Named of the Dragon | Susanna Kearsley
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So it's looking like the rest of the day involves a deep clean of the kitchen, a dog walk, and putting together a dish of enchiladas, all of which calls for a new audiobook. This will be my first Kearsley, and from all I've heard, she sounds right up my alley - so excited! ✨

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ibeeeg
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I aways come away from Susanna Kearsley's books satisfied, this one was no exception. This is not my favorite of hers, but still, it was good. The historical past mixing into the present life is usually something I love, but this time it didn't ring a bell.Even so,this book was enjoyable. Rating 3/5

Caspette I guess when you right so many (she is building up an impressive number of books) every now and then you will read one which isn't terrible but not as good as the others. This was obviously your book to not love. 3y
ibeeeg Very true @Caspette -- I like how you put it. 3y
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Bree.Hill
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Celtic legends, dangerous prophecies and a child destined for greatness. I love Susanna Kearsley and am currently trying to read her books in the order in which they were published & Named Of The Dragon is up next on my list. Sounds amazing

amandaz I love Susanna Kearsley! The Shadowy Horses is my fave. 3y
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ibeeeg
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"I'm not a patch on my mother, though."
I read that quote & was quite confused. I'm reading 2 books, 1 to my daughter set during WWII England which I read this morning. I wasn't thinking of Named Dragon & was like "huh?? Her mother? She doesn't like her mom." That ever happen to you? book confusion.

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flowersquiet
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Wow. For my first Susanna Kearsley, I am impressed. I loved this! Haunting and romantic are definitely the words for her writing.

eclecticreading YAY! 😄❤️📖 3y
flowersquiet @eclecticreading Double yay! Now I'm excited to read more of her stories! 😊 3y
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