Mariana by Susanna KearsleyMariana by Susanna Kearsley


bySusanna Kearsley

Paperback | October 3, 2009

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The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she's at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason. As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love.
Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past - until she realizes Mariana's life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.

Best-selling author Susanna Kearsley is the recipient of the Catherine Cookson Prize, was shortlisted for Romantic Novelist of the Year, was shortlisted for a Romantic Novelists Association Rita Award and won the Arthur Ellis Award from the Canadian Crime Writer's Association.
Title:MarianaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.91 × 5.07 × 1.22 inPublished:October 3, 2009Publisher:Allison & BusbyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749007060

ISBN - 13:9780749007065


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read I've read Susanna Kearsley before and I absolutely love her style and her magical ability to mix both past and present in such an enthralling way and this book did not disappoint! It was such a lovely read and now definitely one of my favorite books! It's a curl up on the couch with a big blanket and a cup of tea and read the day away kind of book. It's so hard to put down! I definitely recommend this book!
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written The story, the history, the characters were all so riveting and well developed. The mysticism was intriguing and I felt more with this book than I have with many authors. Susanna's writing and stories always leave me emotional. The only flaw was that our heroine was a little flat and a tad annoying, however, this could be subjective taste. It should not deter you from reading this novel at all because the rest of the characters more than make up for her lack of oomph at times. I was left near tears at the end. such a great novel.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my favourite book!!! Susanna Kearsley has quickly become my favourite author. I love her novels, they have strong characters, authentic background, vivid details. Her storytelling abilities are amazing, the characters walk off the pages to perform in front of you. All I can really say is buy this book, you well be lost in a story of friendships, love, history, and a little bit of time-travelling.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ecellent! Strong Outlander vibes from this book! A great read.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A haunting Beautiful Story This book introduced me to Susanna Kearsley. Wonderful characters and story setting - her style of writing transports the reader into the story - one can imagine the people, places and sounds.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it!! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel, it is highly recommended. A must read!!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gothic fiction Julia has seen the house several times over her lifetime and each occasion she feels it calling to her. When she comes across it again on a country drive, she sees it is for sale. After buying it, she feels that she truly belongs and everything is falling into place. Until she has a waking dream about the past and the woman that has lived in the house before. Is she going insane and hallucinating? Or is she traveling into the past? The expertly drawn characters and setting are what drew me in, but what kept me reading was the mystery of the past. Kearsley is one of the best gothic fiction authors!
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Done Ms. Kearsley An astounding tale that is so well written you become completely lost in the story. As it is one of my favourite books I gave it as a gift recently. I was surprised but pleased at how much my friend enjoyed it by informing me that she read it in one sitting and has since read it an additional two more times. This book is definitely a keeper and is highly recommended. Well done Ms. Kearsley.
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely enigmatic! A remarkable story about the power of true love and its capacity to transcend time and space. This is one of my favorite Kearsley novels. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thumbs are definitely up! I was rarely a fan of historical romances but I love the modern viewpoint that Kearsley establishes in her story. I had first read The Winter Sea and feel in love with her writing and couldn't wait to get my hands on other Kearsley stories. Unfortunately, I have to wait until they are re-published or peruse used book stores for them. I happened to luck into finding this one and read it in one day flat. Mariana, Richard, Julia, Goeff and Iain are characters I connected with as soon as I met them. Can't wait to read more of Kearsley's stories!
Date published: 2010-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Time Favourite My husband bought me this book when it was first released and I loved it .... so much so that I had to re-read it as soon as I had finished reading it for the first time!! My original paperback is now so well worn that I must buy a second copy! Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2009-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mystical!! Wonderful! I loved this book, just as much as I loved her other book, The Winter Sea. Mariana is the 1st novel written by Canadian author, Susanna Kearsley. Julia Beckett has been admiring Greywethers, a sixteenth century farmhouse, since she was a child. There was something that drew her there--something powerful. She starts to find out more about the house's history and past occupents. It is here she suspects that she led a different life, 300 years ago, that of Mariana. This is a lovely story, with a mystical edge to it---as the story unfolds there are twists and turns, with a surprise at the end. Mariana will be re-issued in the fall of 2009. I was fortunate to have met Susanna Kearsley recently, as she did a book signing at our store. She gave the staff a copy of Mariana, so this was how I was able to read it now. She also writes mystery/thriller under the name of Emma Cole. Wonderfully written, by one of our own.
Date published: 2009-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winner of the Catherine Cookson Award Mariana was the first successful book written by Canadian author Susanna Kearsley. It won the Catherine Cookson Award and became an international bestseller. Susanna has since written several other beautiful haunting historical novels...The Winter Sea is her latest book. It has received excellent reviews. Her novel, the Shadowy Horses, is also soon to be re-released by the publisher. If you love books like Outlander or Lady of Hay, you will love these novels too.
Date published: 2009-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hauntingly memorable Wonderful novel set in both modern day and 17th century England (after Charles II is restored to the throne). Drawn inexplicably to a country home set near a small English village, replete with handsome local Lord, Julia Beckett finds herself re-living the past through the eyes of Mariana. I loved everything about the book - from the rich characters and English countryside setting, to the community feeling of the local pub. And, I was taken completely by surprise by the twist at the got me good Ms. Kearsley! Susanna Kearsley is a wonderfully talented Canadian author, who has mastered the art of "show don't tell" - truly not a wasted word in the book. She also writes under the name Emma Cole.
Date published: 2009-04-10