"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters—sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"— DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander
The next book from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley, Mariana is a story of incredible romance traveling in time from modern day England to a haunted Gothic past.
When Julia Beckett moves into a beautiful old farmhouse, she soon discovers she's not alone there. She encounters haunting remnants of a beautiful young woman who lived and loved there centuries ago. Julia finds herself transported into 17th-century England, and into the world of Mariana.
Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past... until she realizes Mariana's life is eclipsing her own. She must lay the past to rest or risk losing the chance for happiness in her own time.
With heartbreaking romance, escapist fantasy, and powerfully drawn characters, Kearsley takes you on a time-traveling journey you'll never forget.
Also by Susanna Kearsley:
The Winter Sea
The Rose Garden
The Shadowy Horses
The Splendour Falls
Season of Storms
A Desperate Fortune
Named of the Dragon
About the Author
New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, often in twin-stranded stories that interweave present and past. Her award-winning novels have been published in translation in more than 25 countries. She lives near Toronto.
"Gosh. I loved everything about this book -- the setting, the characters, the plot, the dialogue, the denouement. You know how some books just grab you by the hair and don't let go until you reach their extremely satisfying conclusion? That was Mariana, for me." — Bookfoolery and Babble
"The historical context, as always, is first-rate. [Kearsley] evokes the tone and rhythm of earlier speech without using dialect, and demarcates the different eras’ worldviews subtly, through language and characterization. And oh, that ending. It’s why I read romance." — Dear Author
"Susanna Kearsley is an impressive and detailed storyteller - I look forward to reading more of her books very soon. This is one that went above and beyond any and all expectations I had before starting." — Ageless Pages Reviews
"I would highly recommend this book to romance lovers and paranormal romance lovers alike. It was a great lighthearted book that kept me on the edge of my seat; I didn’t want to put it down." — Just Loomin’ N’ Readin’
"I had a lot of fun reading this—and the romance was stunning." — Shelf Love
"After reading Mariana I am officially a Susanna Kearsley fan! I will read anything she writes from now on. Mariana was such a beautiful, well-researched novel." — The Sweet Bookshelf
"I loved everything about this book from the very beginning." — The Book Garden
"Each page left me in anticipation of the next and I often had to force myself to put the book down. Kearsley has created a novel full of mystery, intrigue, and timeless romance. With unexpected twists and turns throughout, the ending was so unpredictable and surprising! And I admit, this one even evoked a few tears...in a very good way! I absolutely loved this novel and my overall rating is FIVE stars. Highly recommended." — A Novel Affair
"I loved every minute of it, and even when I thought I knew what the ending was, Ms. Kearsley pulled the rug right out from under me. I did not see that coming, but I absolutely loved it. Bravo. I want more." — At Home with a Good Book and the Cat
"Mariana is a beautiful and poignant tale of lost love, haunting and humbling. Whether you believe in past lives or not, this tale will make you yearn for an experience like Julia Beckett’s. Romantic, passionate, and bittersweet, this intelligent, tension-laden story will sweep you away." — HIstorical Novels Review
"Mariana is, quite simply, amazing." — The Thoughts of a Girl
"Mariana is an entertaining, easy read for those who enjoy paranormal novels." — Novel Escapes
"Recommended to fans of emotional romance and historicals in particular." — Romance Around the Corner
"An excellent novel with a spectacular ending." — Laura’s Reviews
"If you are looking to get lost in another place for awhile, grab this book and enjoy. Much recommended." — Virginie Barbeau
"I fell in love with the setting as much as the characters." — Just One More Thing...
"Each book she has written has been outstanding and she amazes me again and again with her imagination and uncanny ability to ink characters and places that I instantly fall in love with! Treat yourself to this book...you will not be disappointed!" — Life In the Thumb
"At its heart, Mariana is a satisfyingly romantic story about past lives and timeless love." — No More Grumpy Booksellar
"I absolutely loved this book, and I can’t recommend it highly enough." — Reflections on Reading Romance
"Haunting, romantic, with time travel and history, this book blew me away." — Books, Belles, and Beaux
"Susanna Kearsley is being hailed as a modern day Daphne du Maurier and her time travel romance Mariana certainly attests to the compliment." — Romance Fiction Suite 101
"Susanna Kearsley’s writing reminds me of two other authors whose novels I love – Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart." — She Reads Novels
"I was captivated by the plot and how effortlessly the two stories were intertwined to make such a cohesive and compelling read...Kearsley is easily a favorite author of mine and she just can't write fast enough for me. Each book she has written has been outstanding and she amazes me again and again with her imagination and uncanny ability to ink characters and places that I instantly fall in love with! Treat yourself to this book...you will not be disappointed!" — Life in the Thumb
"Mariana ended up being a compelling read because the flashbacks were so captivating, and both stories were compelling with the different set of characters." — The Book Pushers
"The perfect book to read if you’re looking for a little escapism, which also has one or two surprises in store for the reader. Fans of Barbara Erskine certainly won’t be disappointed with this one." — Spriteby’s Bokhylle
"Kearsley’s gothic style and rich storytelling make Mariana an utterly satisfying read." — Book Bitch
"I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to more from the author." — Cat’s Thoughts
"The end section of the book, which totally surprised me, moved me and had my heart pounding has it all making sense. And I was glad." — Kaetrin’s Musings