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ISBN: 0739419838
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Language: English
Publisher: Jove Books (2001)
Pages: 427
Category: Romantic Suspense
Subcategory: Romance
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 537
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and get their full effect, but the book was still packed in my suitcase back at the hotel, and all I could remember.

He had written of this house in The Season of Storms, the book of poems Rupert had given me for my birthday, and I wished I had the book in my hands now so I could read the lines again and get their full effect, but the book was still packed in my suitcase back at the hotel, and all I could remember. was one fragment of a verse in which he’d called the Casetta Fiorita ‘that birthplace of our passion.

It does not follow the pattern of many of her books, at least all that I have read of hers so far that involve time travel

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). It does not follow the pattern of many of her books, at least all that I have read of hers so far that involve time travel. Nice to see a very different story line.

Susanna Kearsley (born in Brantford, Ontario) is a New York Times best-selling Canadian novelist of historical fiction and mystery, as well as thrillers under the pen name Emma Cole. In 2014, she received Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for The Firebird. Kearsley studied politics and international development at university, and has worked as a museum curator. She lives near Toronto, Canada.

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Other bestselling books by Susanna Kearsley: The Winter Sea A Desperate Fortune The Firebird. Her lush writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon.

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From the international bestselling author of MarianaIn the early 1900s, in the elegant, isolated villa Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage in the leading role, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, in a theatre on the grounds of Il Piacere, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece

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In the early 1900s, in the elegant, isolated villa Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress, his most enduring obsession. And she was the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage in the leading role, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, in a theatre on the grounds of Il Piacere, Alessandro D'Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather's masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands' name, but not her blood - has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in the dark - in her dreams - it comes back.

Comments:

Efmprof
Despite only giving it 3 stars (more like a 3.5), I did enjoy 'Season of Storms', I liked the storyline and setting.The reason for less than 4 stars is that I felt the story could have been even better if the author would have picked up the pacing (because it did drag at spots) and would have fleshed out the characters more. She spent so much time giving details about the surroundings, it would have benefited the book if the characters would have got the same treatment.

(could be considered spoiler-ish)

A good example of what I mean by fleshing the characters out can be seen in the main character Celia. We learn enough about her relationship with her mother to understand why they aren't close, but not how she came to spend most of her time growing up with Rupert and Bryan, to the point that she practically lived with them as a small child. Who were they to her Mother? It is never revealed. We know that Celia is having trouble keeping up with her rent and that worries her, but it's never mentioned if she gave up her flat, had to move her belongings, when she decided to go to Italy for months. I never had a clear vision of what Celia looked like because it never was really described to the reader- if there was much mention of it in the beginning it was so slight that it was easy to overlook. I didn't think it really sank in that Celia had brown hair until at least halfway through the book.

Another example of where more detail to the characters would have been better- the romantic build up between Celia and Alex. All we ever really got from the author was that Celia thought he was a good looking man and that she was attracted to him. Other than little bit, really all that happened was they exchanged a few glances and he asked her to take a day trip out with him, one where they barely spoke, yet we are supposed to believe that they were developing deep feelings for one another, that he was jealous of her relationship with Den. I understand that the book isn't really a romance novel so its not having an abundance of heavy romance elements makes sense, but I think the book as a whole would have been better served if the attraction between them would have been given more description and substance. The romantic storyline was lacking without those extra touches, at least I think so.
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This novel is a reissue of a book written in 2001. I’m finding it difficult to come up with an original view on this book. Having read many of Ms. Kearsley’s novels and enjoying them immensely I was disappointed in this offering. The story was so very slow with most of the action and romance coming at the end of the book. There are pages of description that seem repetitious. The plot would have been interesting in a shorter book but the pacing here almost killed my interest in finishing. But I did plow through because even though I found it difficult there is always that seed of something-will-happen-to-change-my-opinion but sorry to say that never happened here. And yet I must give Ms. Kearsley her due accolades; she can write description of place and time beautifully. If you want a truly wonderful Susanna Kearsley book then pick THE WINTER SEA, MARIANA, THE SHADOWY HORSES OR THE ROSE GARDEN all of those are just wonderful.
Arlana
The first half of this book droned on and on about every leaf, flower petal, and every other unnecessary mind-dulling detail of the environment. Finally in the second half, a plot began to take shape. Then, as if the writer was tired of writing, a character pops up and, more or less, says "Ok, here's what happened." And that was the end of the book. Such a waste of time. I've enjoyed this author's other books but this was awful!
Clodebd
I really want to leave it a five star, But this started extremely slow for me. But I'm so glad I pushed through till the end.
I think I bought this about 2 years ago (kindle format), but i could not get into it. Couple days ago i decided to push through, and like i said-im glad i did.
It started to pick up at around 40% of the way through. It has mystery, intrigue, romance, emotion...all of it. In fact, i'm sorry it's finished. I'm really going to miss these characters. I loved Edwina, Madeline, Den, Roo, Celia, Alex...even Poppy and the dogs!
*Spoiler ahead*
What I really did not like about it was Roo's death. It felt sudden, rushed, and somewhat out of place...I also didn't like that it happened right before the play was about to start, and that an illness had been thrown into the mix too.
I also felt that there were too many descriptions of places, and history that it killed the pace for me at times, and I found myself skipping pages of long descriptions.
This issues aside, I did love this book, but the things mentioned , and the very slow start docks a star.
I continue to enjoy kearsleys books, and im going to start another right now! My all time faves are Marianna, and Shadowy Horses.
Fawrindhga
Kearsley is just fitting into two categories for me. The books which seem to have some sort of paranormal or "time slip" element I enjoy much more. This was a very slow moving fiction with clumsy 'flashbacks' to a romance decades ago. I kept waiting for some type of reveal, like our protagonist was related to someone in the past. Turns out - not so much. It was a straight "whodunnit" mystery and not an excellent one at that.
Anarasida
If this is your first book by this author, I would encourage you not to judge the quality of her writing by this one. She took far too long to get off the ground and spent a lot of unnecessary time setting the scene with no movement in plot. With some perseverance and patience however, it ends up being a decent book. Good things come to those who wait. And wait.

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