Susanna Kearsley - Author

About the Author

Canadian novelist Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator and she brings her own passion for research and travel to bear in her books, weaving history with modern-day intrigue in a way that, in the words of one reviewer, ‘tells the story of the past and illuminates the present’.  She has conned her way into Oxford’s Bodleian Library to read 17th century documents, climbed down a Merovingian holy well in France, roamed the Scottish borders and northern Italy and spent a winter in a 16th century Welsh farmhouse all for the sake of research. Her previous novels include The Shadowy Horses, The Splendour Falls, and the Mariana which won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize. She has also started writing thrillers under the alias Emma Cole, the first of which is Every Secret Thing. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

Featured books by Susanna Kearsley

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2012

For Eva house where she so often stayed as a child is home not only to her old friends the Halletts, but also to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. When Eva finally accepts that she is able to slip between centuries and see and talk to the inhabitants from hundreds of years ago, she soon finds herself falling for Daniel Butler, a man who lived - and died - long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and in laying her sister to rest, comes to realise that she too must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

Other books by Susanna Kearsley

Bellewether

Bellewether

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2018

Susanna Kearsley Collection

Susanna Kearsley Collection

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2016

History has a habit of not letting go...From the Cornish coast, to the windswept ruins of a Scottish castle, collected together are novels by bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.The Rose GardenWhen Eva's film star sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina's ashes and in doing so return her to the place where she belongs. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a time long before her own.Sophia's SecretWhen bestselling author Carrie McClelland visits the windswept ruins of Slains Castle, the Scottish landscape is strangely familiar to her but she puts aside her faint sense of unease to begin her new novel, using the castle as her setting, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realises her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. Previously published as The Winter Sea.

The Splendour Falls

The Splendour Falls

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/2015

In the labyrinths of an ancient city lies a Queen's treasure - 1205 - the town of Chinon is beseiged by enemies of King John, and his young Queen calls upon a trusted servant to conceal her treasured jewels. Emily Braden is intrigued by the medieval story of Queen Isabelle, and cannot resist when her cousin Harry, a historian, suggests a trip to the white - walled town of Chinon, nestling in France's Loire Valley. But when Harry vanishes and Emily begins to search for him, she stumbles across another intriguing mystery - - a second Isabelle, a chambermaid during the Second World War, who had her own tragedy, and her own treasure to hide. As Emily explores the ancient town of labyrinthine tunnels, old enmities, and new loves, she finds herself drawn ever closer to the mysterious Isabelles and their long - kept secrets.

Der Ruf der Nacht

Der Ruf der Nacht

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2014

Fur die Londoner Literaturagentin Lyn und ihre beste Freundin sollte der Aufenthalt an der Kuste ein paar erholsame Tage bringen. Doch von Albtraumen heimgesucht, kann Lyn nur tagsuber die wildromantische Kustenlandschaft genieen - und die Avancen von gleich drei potenziellen Verehrern. Da bittet die junge Witwe Elen, die von unheilvollen Prophezeiungen heimgesucht wird, ausgerechnet Lyn um Hilfe ... In Wales, dem Land der Mythen und Sagen, entspinnt sich dieser mitreiende Roman voll ubersinnlicher, marchenhafter Spannung.

Damals in Lissabon

Damals in Lissabon

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2014

Kate Murray sitzt auf den Stufen der St.-Pauls-Kathedrale in London, als der weit gereiste Kunsthandler Andrew Deacon sie anspricht. Er will ihr eine Geschichte anvertrauen, eine Geschichte, in der ihre Gromutter eine geheimnisvolle Rolle spielt. Doch bevor Deacon reden kann, wird er Opfer eines schrecklichen Unfalls.

Im Land des Feuervogels

Im Land des Feuervogels

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2013

Galeristin Nicola Marter besitzt eine besondere Gabe: Sobald sie einen Gegenstand beruhrt, sieht sie dessen fruheren Besitzer. Als eine Unbekannte ihr eine Holzskulptur anvertraut, erkennt sie, dass es sich um einen Feuervogel aus der Welt der russischen Marchen handelt, und einst Zarin Katharina gehorte. Ihre Nachforschungen fordern eine lang vergessene Geschichte zutage, von verzweifelter Liebe, von Mut und von bitterer Rache ....

The Firebird

The Firebird

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/2013

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes sees images; glimpses into its past, and of those who have owned it before. Born with this rare ability, Nicola sees it as something to keep hidden. But when a young woman arrives at the London gallery Nicola works at, offering a wooden carving for sale and claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, Nicola faces a dilemma. With no proof of its past, Nicola's boss believes the carving - known as 'the Firebird' - is worthless. But Nicola has held it, and she knows that the woman, who is in desperate need of money, is telling the truth. Compelled to help, Nicola turns to a man she once left, and still loves: Rob McMorran, whose own psychic gifts are far greater than her own. With Rob to help delve into the past, Nicola travels from Scotland to Belgium, and on into Russia. There, in St Petersburg, the once-glittering capital, Nicola and Rob unearth a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption - a story which will change their lives for ever.

The Firebird

The Firebird

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2013

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes sees images; glimpses into its past, and of those who have owned it before. Born with this rare ability, Nicola sees it as something to keep hidden. But when a young woman arrives at the London gallery Nicola works at, offering a wooden carving for sale and claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, Nicola faces a dilemma. With no proof of its past, Nicola's boss believes the carving - known as 'the Firebird' - is worthless. But Nicola has held it, and she knows that the woman, who is in desperate need of money, is telling the truth. Compelled to help, Nicola turns to a man she once left, and still loves: Rob McMorran, whose own psychic gifts are far greater than her own. With Rob to help delve into the past, Nicola travels from Scotland to Belgium, and on into Russia. There, in St Petersburg, the once-glittering capital, Nicola and Rob unearth a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption - a story which will change their lives for ever.

Mariana

Mariana

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2012

Julias Kindheitstraum geht in Erfullung: Die junge Illustratorin kauft sich ein altes englisches Bauernhaus. Nach ihrem Einzug geschieht Seltsames. In Tagtraumen erlebt sie das Leben von Mariana, einer jungen Frau, die 1665, wahrend der Zeit der groen Pest, hier gelebt und eine tragische Liebe erfahren hatte. 300 Jahre liegen zwischen den Leben der beiden Frauen, doch was verbindet sie?

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2012

For Eva house where she so often stayed as a child is home not only to her old friends the Halletts, but also to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. When Eva finally accepts that she is able to slip between centuries and see and talk to the inhabitants from hundreds of years ago, she soon finds herself falling for Daniel Butler, a man who lived - and died - long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and in laying her sister to rest, comes to realise that she too must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

Licht uber den Klippen

Licht uber den Klippen

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2011

Als ihre Schwester stirbt, beschliet Eva, die Asche der jungen Frau nach Cornwall zu bringen - an jenen Ort uber dem Meer, wo die Schwestern einst die Sommer ihrer Kindheit verbrachten. Das alte Herrenhaus und der prachtvolle Rosengarten scheinen unverandert.Doch dann ereignen sich merkwurdige Dinge: Der Pfad zu dem Hugel, auf dem Eva die Asche verstreut hat, teilt sich bei einem Gewitter in zwei Wege. Und kurz darauf erscheint ein Mann in einem seltsam altertumlichen Gewand in ihrem Zimmer. Immer tiefer wird Eva in eine fremde, weit zuruckliegende Welt hineingezogen, und immer starker gerat sie in den Bann des ratselhaften Unbekannten. Unwillkurlich wird sie zu einer Reisenden zwischen den Zeiten, bis sie sich irgendwann schmerzlich zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit entscheiden muss.

Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2010

'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all'. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story - and Kate soon realises that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, she must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past - before she has to say goodbye to her future.

Mariana

Mariana

Author: Susanna Kearsley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2009

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.

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