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Nicola is an unusual art dealer. By touching an object she gets a psychic sense of its history. One day a client brings in a wooden carving claiming it came from Empress Catherine of Russia - but with no documentation. Nicola reconnects with an old flame who also possess psychic abilities and together they solve the question of the mysterious object’s heritage. Kearsley is a good storyteller who combines contemporary romance, historical fiction and all things Scottish in another enjoyable read. - Rachel S.
posted Jan 13, 2014 at 8:07PM
Nicola is a buyer for a prestigious London art gallery. She also carries within her a secret, innate gift of psychometry: merely by touching an object she can draw forth scenes involving people and places from its history. When a woman asks for assistance in verifying the authenticity and provenance of carving that according to family lore had been given to one of her ancestors by Empress Catherine of Russia, without thinking Nicola reaches out to touch it. She is immediately struck by a vision of the Empress Catherine speaking to a young woman named Anna. Nicole now knows that the carving is genuine, but how can she prove it without revealing her secret to the world? Seeking advice and possibly assistance, she heads first to see Rob, an old friend with similar talents.
In The Firebird, Susanna Kearsley spins another compelling tale that is ingeniously and seamlessly woven into the loose ends of The Winter Sea, the first novel in this series. How I love a good historical mystery! I also must repeat the sentiment expressed in my review of the first novel: That my library categorizes this novel as primarily a romance is doing it a disservice, making it invisible to a greater potential audience. This fantastically detailed story could definitely stand alone (though perhaps not be quite as enjoyable) minus the romantic story line.
posted Jun 2, 2014 at 1:54PM
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