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Bellewether par Susanna Kearsley
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Bellewether (original 2018; édition 2018)

par Susanna Kearsley (Auteur)

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A USA Today Bestseller! "I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"-- DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Outlander "The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren't such easy things to keep." 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 and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story. Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page. Praise for A Desperate Fortune: "Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better!" --Lauren Willig, New York Timesbestselling author "Susanna Kearsley deftly conjures both historical intrigue and a contemporary heroine as unique as she is memorable." --Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author "Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! A truly brilliant book." --Kate Forsyth, award-winning author Praise for The Firebird: "A lovely and memorable novel." --Booklist, STARRED Review "A glittering, bewitching tale." --Kirkus "The present and past come together as Kearsley masterfully merges paranormal elements with a wonderful dual story and a fascinating historical setting."--RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK 4½ Stars… (plus d'informations)
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Titre:Bellewether
Auteurs:Susanna Kearsley (Auteur)
Info:Simon & Schuster (2018), 432 pages
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Bellewether par Susanna Kearsley (2018)

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The author offers an extremely well-researched novel with prose that flows beautifully. She weaves the two storylines well and keeps the plot moving steadily. This was a lovely character-driven novel – both primary and secondary characters are well developed.

The pace of this story is slow (at times, there is a great amount of detail on the curating process). While on reflection this plot was not packed with action, it still managed to keep me turning pages.

This is a story about relationships, grief, and what we do for those we love.

I appreciate it when an author introduces me to a piece of history of which I little knowledge beyond the basic facts taught in school. (Yes, this is fiction, but it piqued my interest to learn more.) Bellewether was an engaging read with the right blend of history and drama.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. ( )
  jenncaffeinated | Jul 4, 2021 |
If you love dual timeline/historical novels, then this one won't disappoint. The addition of a possible ghost? Delightful.

This was unputdownable. ( )
  jenncaffeinated | Jul 4, 2021 |
There is so much to love about this book. Truly amazing characters. It would be hard to say who was my favorite. I did not know that much about the French and Indian War and it was interesting to learn more. The mystery kept me reading on and on and the surprise ending was one of the best. I did not see that coming at all. I gave this book 5 stars. Another fascinating novel by Susanna Kearsley who never disappoints. ( )
  SharleneMartinMoore | Apr 24, 2021 |
This story is about a house on Long Island, and alternates between the present day and 1759, during the so-called Seven Years’ War between the colonies of Britain and the colonies of France. In the present, Charley has been hired as curator, overseeing turning Wilde House into a museum about Benjamin Wilde, a hero of the Revolution. In the past, Benjamin’s sister Lydia is living in the house when the family is ordered to host two French officers awaiting an exchange of hostages. One of the hostages, Jean-Philippe, is a French-Canadian who doesn’t speak English.

These pieces of the story fit together, not just because they share a setting or because Charley wants to know more about the house and its previous occupants. There are echoes of themes too -- dealing with grief, tensions in families, the complexities of working with people who don’t always agree or get along.

I enjoyed Charley’s first-person narration and the picturesque sense of place her part of the story conveys, and I enjoyed Lydia and Jean-Philippe’s observations of the people around them. And the whole system of captured officers awaiting exchange being given parole is fascinating.

Despite the various tensions Charley, Lydia and Jean-Philippe face, there’s something slow and ultimately gentle about this story. Which is lovely, but it’s a lot less dramatic than I was expecting. ( )
  Herenya | Apr 17, 2021 |
As an 18th century reenactor portraying the time during the Seven Years War, or as we in the states know it, The French and Indian War, I was drawn to this story which is partly set in 1759 Long Island with the rest in current day. Author Susanna Kearsley has drawn upon the history and stories passed down through her family as well as upon her extensive historical research, to render a compelling and mysterious story. She deftly weaves a tale of honor, duty, courage, and at its heart, a slow burn romance.

Kearsley's prose is exquisitely rendered. Her settings are visually rich and atmospheric. Her historical research is Herculean and meticulous. This was my first book of Susanna Kearsley, and I assure you that it won't be my last. ( )
  KateBaxter | Feb 28, 2021 |
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A USA Today Bestseller! "I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"-- DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Outlander "The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren't such easy things to keep." 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 and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story. Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page. Praise for A Desperate Fortune: "Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better!" --Lauren Willig, New York Timesbestselling author "Susanna Kearsley deftly conjures both historical intrigue and a contemporary heroine as unique as she is memorable." --Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author "Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! A truly brilliant book." --Kate Forsyth, award-winning author Praise for The Firebird: "A lovely and memorable novel." --Booklist, STARRED Review "A glittering, bewitching tale." --Kirkus "The present and past come together as Kearsley masterfully merges paranormal elements with a wonderful dual story and a fascinating historical setting."--RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK 4½ Stars

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