Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
The Winter Sea tells two stories. One is the story of Sophia Patterson and in the other the we learn of the similarities between Carrie's life and the life of Sophia, because as Carrie researches she starts to remember things that could have happened to Sophia.
It is obvious that Susanna Kearsley researches the locations, time periods, and people in her stories. The location in Scotland was richly described and I want to visit Slains castle and walk about the ruins. I want to befriend Sophia and Kirstie and sit with them on the beach while the waves go in and out. I want to sit in a pub with Stewart, Graham, and Carrie and talk about the rich history of the area. I want to stay all night in the little cottage that Carrie rents from Jimmy Keith.