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Susanna Kearsley


Susanna Kearsley

Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator, avid amateur genealogist and writer of modern gothic novels that interweave contemporary suspense and romance with historical adventure, meaning they don't fit neatly into any category and are therefore a marketer's nightmare. 

The Bookseller once said of her, in a review, "She has a poetic sensibility and a sense of mystery; she could write the modern REBECCA."

So that's what she strives for.

Susanna Kearsley

Books by Susanna Kearsley

by Susanna Kearsley - Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance, Young Adult 14+

It's late summer, war is raging and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks, Jean-Philippe finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on the true soldier and gentleman. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind unveil the true story.