Bellewether

Bellewether

Some houses seem to want to hold their secrets. It?s 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North American colonies of Britain and France into the conflict. The times are complicated, as are the loyalties of many New York merchants who have secretly been trading with the French for years, defying Britain?s colonial laws in a game growing ever more treacherous. When captur Some houses seem to want to hold their secrets. It?s 1759 and the world is at war, pulling the North Ame...

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Title:Bellewether
Author:Susanna Kearsley
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1501116541
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:414 pages pages

Bellewether Reviews

  • Misfit
    Sep 02, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

  • Amy Bruno
    Mar 25, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

  • Hannah
    Jun 14, 2015

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

    I'm going to be very honest in this review. I have read every book Susanna Kearsley has written. There is only one book that I didn't like. That was Named of the Dragon. I gave up on that one. Everything else I either loved immensely or liked a lot. I have been impatiently waiting ...

    This book follows the two timeline historical fiction style that we know of previous Susanna Kearsley writings. The main characters are in the present and intermingle with those in the past. Usually it is a setting or a relative that connects the two. In this novel however, it is only ...

    4-4.5 stars This was my first book by Kearsley and I loved it. I can?t believe I haven?t read anything by her before. But now she is on my radar and I will be on the lookout for anything by this author. Bellewether has everything that I love in a book- dual timeline (past / pres...

    Susanna can do no wrong. Every book of hers is magical. ...

    Really wanted to love this offering by Kearsley, but my gosh it was so SLOOOW. Took me nearly 3 weeks to finish. Haven't given up on her writing, but will say her last 3 books don't hold a candle to Mariana or Every Secret Thing. ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Jul 06, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

  • Jenny Q
    Mar 13, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

    I'm going to be very honest in this review. I have read every book Susanna Kearsley has written. There is only one book that I didn't like. That was Named of the Dragon. I gave up on that one. Everything else I either loved immensely or liked a lot. I have been impatiently waiting ...

    This book follows the two timeline historical fiction style that we know of previous Susanna Kearsley writings. The main characters are in the present and intermingle with those in the past. Usually it is a setting or a relative that connects the two. In this novel however, it is only ...

    4-4.5 stars This was my first book by Kearsley and I loved it. I can?t believe I haven?t read anything by her before. But now she is on my radar and I will be on the lookout for anything by this author. Bellewether has everything that I love in a book- dual timeline (past / pres...

    Susanna can do no wrong. Every book of hers is magical. ...

    Really wanted to love this offering by Kearsley, but my gosh it was so SLOOOW. Took me nearly 3 weeks to finish. Haven't given up on her writing, but will say her last 3 books don't hold a candle to Mariana or Every Secret Thing. ...

    Holy cow, it's on NetGalley! Woo hoo! ...

  • Lori
    Sep 23, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

  • TL
    Aug 17, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Apr 30, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

  • Ava Brightly ☕
    Nov 29, 2015

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

  • Tina
    Apr 02, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

  • Sophia
    Jul 08, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

  • Sara
    Sep 26, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

  • Genevieve Graham
    Jan 18, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Mar 28, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

  • Holly
    Aug 20, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

  • Scarlett
    Mar 21, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

  • Jessica
    Apr 14, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 26, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

    I'm going to be very honest in this review. I have read every book Susanna Kearsley has written. There is only one book that I didn't like. That was Named of the Dragon. I gave up on that one. Everything else I either loved immensely or liked a lot. I have been impatiently waiting ...

    This book follows the two timeline historical fiction style that we know of previous Susanna Kearsley writings. The main characters are in the present and intermingle with those in the past. Usually it is a setting or a relative that connects the two. In this novel however, it is only ...

    4-4.5 stars This was my first book by Kearsley and I loved it. I can?t believe I haven?t read anything by her before. But now she is on my radar and I will be on the lookout for anything by this author. Bellewether has everything that I love in a book- dual timeline (past / pres...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jun 13, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

  • Tracey
    Apr 17, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

  • Hollis
    Apr 05, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

  • Melissa
    May 04, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

  • Holly
    Sep 24, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

    I'm going to be very honest in this review. I have read every book Susanna Kearsley has written. There is only one book that I didn't like. That was Named of the Dragon. I gave up on that one. Everything else I either loved immensely or liked a lot. I have been impatiently waiting ...

    This book follows the two timeline historical fiction style that we know of previous Susanna Kearsley writings. The main characters are in the present and intermingle with those in the past. Usually it is a setting or a relative that connects the two. In this novel however, it is only ...

    4-4.5 stars This was my first book by Kearsley and I loved it. I can?t believe I haven?t read anything by her before. But now she is on my radar and I will be on the lookout for anything by this author. Bellewether has everything that I love in a book- dual timeline (past / pres...

    Susanna can do no wrong. Every book of hers is magical. ...

  • Erin
    Apr 15, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

  • Zoe
    Apr 01, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

  • Brittain *The Baddest Female*
    Mar 04, 2016

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

  • Tracy
    Sep 02, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

    I'm going to be very honest in this review. I have read every book Susanna Kearsley has written. There is only one book that I didn't like. That was Named of the Dragon. I gave up on that one. Everything else I either loved immensely or liked a lot. I have been impatiently waiting ...

  • ✶Rachelle✶
    Apr 04, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

  • Bree Hill
    May 13, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Jun 28, 2018

    Holy crap, it is so boring. I've read Kearsley before, but not for a few years. I don't remember the rest being as bad as this one. I wouldn't say it was BAD bad, just so long and dull. The story is told from 3 POVs, 2 historical, 1 present, and they are all awful. The narrative...

    3.33 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Susanna Kearsley is a popular Canadian novelist who writes historical fiction, favoring the dual-timeline model with a current plotline and a historical one that intersect in one way or another. Her novels are generally s...

    Without a description, without any information, Im ready to preorder. Ms. Kearsley is that good. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. April 24th, as I stated in my reviews of both Come from Away and The Husband Hour is going to be an epic day for all of us Canadian book readers and now I have to add Bellewether to that book buying list. T...

    Powerful, absorbing, and incredibly fascinating! Bellewether is an enthralling tale set on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s,as well as present day,and is told from three different perspectives. Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care an...

    Considering how almost absolutely nothing happens in this book, I surprisingly liked it while I was reading it. It was only when it ended, and well, I realized I just read a whole lotta' nothin', that I decided I couldn't rate this higher than three stars. Susana Kearsley has a form...

    I enjoyed this so, so much. So many endearing characters but Zeb, Lydia and Jean-Philippe were favorites. I appreciate that Kearsley added an authors note explaining her motivations for writing about this time period; ?I find people I just feel are reaching out to me. They take hold ...

    As she has with every one of her exquisite time slip novels, Susanna Kearsley left me breathless with "Bellewether". Historical fiction is all about bringing history to life, and Ms Kearsley always gives us so much more than a mere heartbeat. With a curator's expertise, a historian's p...

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease Edit: Another pretty cover but I kind of wish it was different from all of the others. They are starting to look the same. ...

    Want some atmosphere and a story focused on an old Colonial Era house out on Long Island that is on the cusp of revealing it's secrets? Susanna Kearsley does what she does best and offers a story within a story, a twisting tale full of secrets and love in the past? And that little bit ...

    I love historical fiction. Even more when there?s a connection to the present, like with this book. And even even more when there?s romance. And it did help that it involved a French Canadian soldier, since I live in Quebec... I love to know more about history. I really loved that ...

    Susanna Kearsley?s latest book focuses on a house on the eastern shores of Long Island. In this dual timeline tale, the story alternates between three characters, Lydia, Jean-Phillippe, and Charley. Lydia and Jean-Phillippe live in the 1750?s; Lydia inhabits the house in question, ...

    3.5 * Susanna Kearsley is an excellent story teller. I like how she blends the past and present together. This was a fascinating story. The present day story involves Charley (Charlotte) who comes back to her father's birthplace (on Long Island) to be a curator of an old historic mu...

    If you're looking for a detailed historical read set in the late 1700s surrounding the war between the British and the French on American, and Canadian soil, you'll love this. I have never read anything from this particular conflict, though I think maybe I've read something after the f...

    Title: Bellewether Author: Susanna Kearsley Release date: August 6, 2018 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew within its walls as long as it stayed standing; but we all learned, by the en...

    I yield at 27%. I love Kearsley's books, I really do, but this is boring and nothing happens and I don't care about anyone. The only interesting part was the first paragraph and it went downhill from there. I couldn't even get interesting in the story line set in the past. ...

    It takes a particular skill to write a dual time period novel and make it work seamlessly. It is something Susanna Kearsley does very well. Too often in such novels the switches between times seem jarring to me, but with Kearsley this is seldom the case. I suppose you could say her boo...

    You know that feeling when you get a great first impression of someone, but you become disappointed after spending some substantial time with them? That is how I felt about this book, I lost interest very quickly. The topic seemed interesting, but it was nothing new. The typical past a...

    4 stars I very much enjoyed this! It has everything I love about Ms. Kearsley?s books, and I can?t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf. Full review to follow closer to publication ????- I was beyond thrilled to see this ARC waiting in my inbox! Susanna Kearsle...

    Kearsley manages to weave dry historical detail, blossoming lukewarm love affairs, and the banal intricacies of working for non-profit institutions into a tale I will soon forget. Thank you to Netgalley for providing free digital access to this title in exchange for my honest opini...

    3.5 stars. Great writing as always, I just wish there had been a little more drama and action. ...

    (my copy is is 434 pages) Writing: 4 stars Plot: 3.5 stars Characters: 4 stars 3.75 stars overall perhaps ---- Miss Kearsley's wonderful writing transports me yet again to a long ago time and place. I fell in love with atmosphere and the people in it... wanting not to leave...

    ?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. Jean-Philippe de Sabran ...

    Susanna Kearsley has been my FAVORITE author for the past couple of years and it?s hard for me to go into her books unbiased and not automatically assuming I?m going to LOVE them just because it?s her. I found myself doing that with this book when really, about halfway through I ...

    I'm going to be very honest in this review. I have read every book Susanna Kearsley has written. There is only one book that I didn't like. That was Named of the Dragon. I gave up on that one. Everything else I either loved immensely or liked a lot. I have been impatiently waiting ...

    This book follows the two timeline historical fiction style that we know of previous Susanna Kearsley writings. The main characters are in the present and intermingle with those in the past. Usually it is a setting or a relative that connects the two. In this novel however, it is only ...