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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.

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"Kearsley is an expert at seamlessly merging contemporary and historical fiction... The colorful history and romance of the 18th century, combined with the contemporary mystery, create a tale readers will savor." - RT Book Reviews
"Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! Susanna Kearsley weaves together a captivating tale of secret codes and hidden desires. " -
"Fans of historical spy fiction will enjoy the dangers risked by Jacobite sympathizers, while Kearsley's gentle drama and accurate detail are sure to satisfy lovers of historical fiction and romance." - Publishers Weekly
"Mary and Hugh's ending is one of the most moving I've read this year... this journey is worth the ride." " - Dear Author, "Recommended Read"
"Kearsley's decision to offer a fully developed, romantic lead with the perspective of Asperger's is a welcome and refreshing idea. Incorporating rich historical details that feel as vivid as the present enables readers to quickly lose sense of time as the author weaves threads from two eras into one dramatic tapestry." - Library Journal
"Susanna Kearsley deftly conjures both historical intrigue and a contemporary heroine as unique as she is memorable. -- Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author" -
""A grand adventure...Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better! --Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author" -

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