Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book o' the Month: The Winter Sea

I first heard about this book here over at On A Rainy Night....

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsly looked quite intriguing, and I ordered it right away so I could read it before the season changed. (Just a quirky habit of mine, I guess.)

This work of historical fiction takes place in the first decade of the 1700s in Scotland, mostly at Slains Castle. I liked the historical details (I especially enjoyed the five pages of "About the Characters" at the end that expounded on several of the people in the book), and the scenery. It was just what I needed to get me in the mood for March--Scotland is pretty close to Ireland!

At 527 pages, The Winter Sea seems long, but I flew through it. I think it could make a good movie.

And...what a coincidence...this same novel is featured over at Some of a Kind today! Happy Turn the Page ... Tuesday!, one of my favorite days of the month in blogland.


  1. Great minds think alike! ha ha! You are right - this would make a great movie ~ so glad you joined in this month ;-)

  2. Wasn't that just such a good book?! I loved it and love that you and Adrienne both read it this month!

  3. I heard this one a good one, must add to my list!

  4. Oooooh! I can't wait to read this! I love historical fiction, and I'm a quarter Scottish (hence, the name "Kirk.") Thank you for what looks like a great recommendation!!!

  5. I have this on my shelf and haven't picked it up yet! Must fix that soon. :)