September 05, 2018

#BookReview: Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Landmark 
Recommended Age: Adult 
Genre: Historical Romance (Fantasy) 
About the Book:

"The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren't such easy things to keep." 

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

Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page.

About the Author: 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA award winner, Susanna Kearsley is known for her meticulous research and exotic settings from Russia to Italy to Cornwall, which not only entertain her readers but give her a great reason to travel. Her lush writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden, both RITA finalists and winners of RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. Other honors include finaling for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award, National Readers' Choice Awards, and the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. Her popular and critically-acclaimed books are available in translation in more than 20 countries and as audio books. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario.


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: When I saw this and the author at this years ALA conference in New Orleans I was freaking out with the happy! I had seen this book come up a few times and was so excited to get my own copy signed to me. Now I am sad! 

Do I Recommend this book? If you like falling asleep during reading then sure pick this one up.  But if you want to stay away to read then nope not so much. 

Notes and Opinions: You guys know me I dont use GIFs unless its really good or really bad and this one I was so sad to find out that it was boring as hell!  I was so stoked to get a copy of this one signed to me to boot and then to find out this beautiful book was a snoozefest. 

This story is told in 3 POVs one set in the present and and 2 set in the past.  And I have to say that they were boring and they rabbled on and on and.......Oops sorry I fell asleep just thinking about them.  Ya it was that bad.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Can I take a nap now? 

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