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T belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine Nicola faces a dilemma With no proof of its past Nicola's boss believes the carving known as 'the Firebird' is worthless But Nicola has held it and she knows that the woman who is in desperate need of money is telling the truth Compelled to help Nicola turns to a man she once left and still loves. It does stand to mention that although this book continues with characters from earlier worksThe Winter Sea and The Shadowy Horses The Firebird can easily be read as a stand alone You don t necessarily need to read them in any order UPDATE 02 May 2013Yes a real review HUZZAH I couldnt put this down Love love love Fantastic Beautiful Everything I anticipated I first started reading Susanna Kearsley after I found Gabaldon s Outlander series GR recommended similar books and Kearsley was a new name to me so GR gets two gold stars AND an A for that recommendationAnd you Canadian authors Get on with your bad self I think they come out of the womb with a cap and gown and best seller already written in their handThis is historical fiction at it s best Engaging Betrayal Attraction Mystery Love Twisty A tissue or five Kearsley grabs your attention and shows not tells her story This is why she remains one of my favorite authors One of my first pet peeves in historical fiction is being told a biblical genealogical portion a mountain of facts and history For example From period dress of colorful purple red tightly woven fine fitted for fall brushed gabardine and heralding its merits of sturdiness or lack of once washed vigorously and hung to dry by the maid who is 22 blond busty and also very much 9 months pregnant by some unfaithful lazy sot with an even lazier eye and unfortunate overbite to regaling lengthy descriptions of the majestic sweeping gentle rolling of wind off the whispering reeds of the pond across the hills to the tickling effects on each and every insects ear energetic hatching offspring and entomological abode nestled in the blades and twisted roots of rich green dewy grassIts like watching paint drySusanna Kearsley expertly avoids this trap She keeps you engaged and balances her stories without the dreaded info dump The reader is handed piece meal bits of history that draw the reader along English history Russian history art and The Jacobite Rising I COULD NOT put it down note appropriate use of SHOUTY CAPS Who needs sleep and study time when you are testing for legal aspects of medicine Not me no sirreeeA few fans claim this book does not have as much rich history to the story as her other works but I disagree Out of the two storylines present and past the focus is that witnessing or living the history itself was a catalyst for the characters You need interesting real engaging characters to do this you need character development and interactionThe Firebird carries on dual story lines the historical storyline involves a young woman named Anna separated from her family due to their political entanglements view spoilerIn The Winter Sea readers objected to the issue of a child sent away by his or her parents even as a safety measure Kearsley never flat out stated WHY an author would write this but if readers look deeper you will have your answer If a child s age can determine a time frame for a relationship between her mother and father and esp establishing a time frame contrary to their new identities and date of nuptials wouldn t you protect the entire family by sending the child away At least until cloak and dagger political unrest is no longer life threatening In plain words yesI d send my child away for a time it would completely rip my heart out but I d make the same choice hide spoiler Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying of its past Nicola's boss believes the carving known as 'the Firebird' is worthless But Nicola has held it and she knows that the woman who is in desperate need The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) (English Edition) of money is telling the truth Compelled to help Nicola turns to a man she Soulbinder (Spellslinger, once left and still loves. 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Nicola Marter was born with a gift When she touches an object she sometimes sees images glimpses into its past and of those who have owned it before Born with this rare ability Nicola sees it as something to keep hidden But when a young woman arrives at the London gallery Nicola works at offering a wooden carving for sale and claiming i. Rating Clarification 275 StarsThis is a hard review to compose because all my GR friends know how much I love Susanna Kearsley s booksLet me reiterateILoveSusannaKearsley sBooksThey make me smileThey make me cryThey sometimes make me gasp in surprise over her clever plot twistsThey educate me on less known periods of historyThey allow the romantic in me to suee over the characters and their struggles and cheer these fictional people onThey even allow the cynic in me to swallow improbable concepts like ghosts time travel and time slipThey comfort me with their clean cozy charmSad to say The Firebird did none of these things this time around and for that this reader and fan is sad indeedI will accept some of the blame for the disappointment because I ve come to expect alot from Kearsley s stories Understand this isn t a horrible book but IMO it comes no where close to The Winter Sea The Rose Garden or Mariana in terms of storyline historical content or that elusive thing I call readercharacterstory engagement While it is a continuation of The Winter Sea and loose ends from that novel are tied up in this one there s not a good deal of historic meat to gnaw on regarding the Jacobite rebellion of the early 18th century as it pertains to Russia s slight involvement With that rich historic context and backdrop I was rightly expecting a great story with engaging characters a good twist a good 2 hanky cry and an emotive resolution to the journey of some of the characters begun in The Winter Sea Instead I found the past life plotline of The Firebird just a string of incidences involving view spoilerour heroine Anna fleeing from one place to another and conveniently meeting and talking to some of the real life historic figures of the period And she gets pretty fabric And she sews it into a dress And she catches a bird Edge of your seat excitement yes Nothing else and I do mean nothing else much happens to Anna hide spoiler

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Rob McMorran whose own psychic gifts are far greater than her own With Rob to help delve into the past Nicola travels from Scotland to Belgium and on into Russia There in St Petersburg the once glittering capital Nicola and Rob unearth a tale of love and sacrifice of courage and redemption a story which will change their lives for ever. This one was not as good as the Winter Sea Not comparing the books just stating my humble opinion The story was slow in some parts and lacked the tension of the previous but all in all I did enjoy the journey and getting to know NicolaRob and AnnaEdmund and seeing some old friends pop in again including a clever one who hid in plain sight the devil And no I don t care if that s a run on sentence PI enjoyed seeing what became of Anna and her journey through life The woman she became is impressive and her parents would be very proud of her Rob and Nicola I loved watching them together This connection they havehad is so powerful and true but Nicola wasn t uite ready back then and fled from everything with Rob and her gifts When we meet her she is still resisting her gifts and wanting to have a normal life when the Firebird comes in her workplace and sends her on a journey to prove its provenance with Rob coming with herNicola learns about herself along the way with Rob s gentle guidance His patience with her what a good guy Nicola herself annoyed me most of the time but I also understood why she was scaredreluctant and waited for her to discover confidence in herselfAnd when she does I was very proud of her that s all I will say The historical timeline follows what The Winter Sea started I would advise not reading them too far apart so your memory is fresh It s not hard to follow the events once the story gets going and you ll love most of the new faces coming inThe modern timeline continues from Shadowy Horses but this is Rob s story from what I hear This I didn t discover until I had read these two books since I read no reviews before jumping inTake a looksie at the lovely Brittain Tara Belle Talking s review She explains the connections better and to boot its a lovely review Recommended readin order as I know now haha Shadowy HorsesWinter SeaFirebird A few characters aren t what they seem and will surprise in different ways have funThe writing is as always gorgeous I fell in love with Rob right away despite not knowing his whole story Sweet caring patient understanding no flaws I could see He is a good soul and a good match for our leading lady Each character comes alive on the page and it feels like you are there in the room with them spending time together Every book I have finished by this author has left me satisfied yet always missing my new friends when I turn the last pageWould recommend cannot recommend highly enough 3Side note I love how I could hear everyone s accents without being put into dialects right word that I couldn t understand


About the Author: Susanna Kearsley

Emma Cole a pseudonym she used for one novel Every Secret Thing a thriller which at the time was intended to be the first of a trilogy featuring heroine Kate Murray and which may yet be finished some day Meantime Every Secret Thing has been reissued under Kearsley's name and the Emma Cole pseudonym is no longer in use.



10 thoughts on “The Firebird

  1. says:

    Rating Clarification 275 StarsThis is a hard review to compose because all my GR friends know how much I love Susanna Kear

  2. says:

    All the stars for this Susanna Kearsley dual timeline of course novel which takes us from Scotland to Belgium to Russia with a brief stop in Fr

  3. says:

    Nicola Marter has special abilities She can touch an object and sense its past When a client brings in a small wooden carving of a bird The Firebird to the gallery where she works for an art dealer Nicola knows

  4. says:

    It does stand to mention that although this book continues with characters from earlier worksThe Winter Sea and The Shadowy Horses The Firebird

  5. says:

    “It just seemed a thing worth following your Firebird”How to recap the plot when the book description does it so nicely? I'm going

  6. says:

    Step 1 Read The Winter Sea by Susanna KearsleyStep 2 Read The FirebirdStep 3 Sueal with delight I was so happy to find out t

  7. says:

    5 knave stars “If we cannot be what we were born to be the whole of it we die a little on the inside every day we live the lie”So many happy tears So many feely feels The Firebird is one of my favorite books of all time This was the first book of Ms Kearsley's that I inhaled before going on a binge of all her books a couple of years ago Whereas every single one of her books are fantastic and I recommend the

  8. says:

    This one was not as good as the Winter Sea Not comparing the books just stating my humble opinion The story was slow in some parts and lacked the tension of the previous but all in all I did enjoy the journey and

  9. says:

    Initial thoughts on finishing May 11th sigh Susanna Kearsley is one hell of a storyteller I'm honestly not sure what my final rating for this one will be 4 45 or 5 On a purely emotional level it would be 5 stars

  10. says:

    25 stars I finally finished I really grooved on this one at the beginning but then it fell flat for me The main characters in the present storyline were just too wooden and annoyingly perfect him or weak and dependent her and I just couldn't find the will to care about them The characters in the past were interesting and their storyline picked up for me during the last 100 pages or so but not to the point that

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