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Mariana

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Susanna Kearsley

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Author: Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Bantam Books
2 reviews about Mariana
review by . January 26, 2011
   I was introduced to Canadian author Susanna Kearsley through a blog interview. Interested enough to visit her Web page, I became intrigued with Mariana and its premise. I don’t usually read paranormal, however, the setting for Mariana, a book that’s set both in the present and in the time of Charles II, captures the flavor of English country life and interesting village houses to perfection.      Written in first person, the reader is introduced to Julia …
review by . November 29, 2001
Ms Kearsley handles 21st century woman, Julia Becket's transformational flashbacks into the life of 16th century handmaiden, Mariana, with about as much reality as anyone could expect when dealing with such an improbable happening. She does it well. Never once when reading this story about a savvy young Londoner who chucks her enervating city life for one in a small village, did I think Julia's decision a foolish one or fathom Ms Kearsley's telling of it silly. On the contrary, I found Julia's flashbacks …
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