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Nicola works at she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird the mythical creature from an old Russian fableCompelled to know Nicola follows. Step 1 Read The Winter Sea by Susanna KearsleyStep 2 Read The FirebirdStep 3 Sueal with delight I was so happy to find out this is the rest of Anna s story I m properly addicted to her books now

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A young girl named Anna into the past who leads her on a uest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts unearthing a tale of love courage and redemption. 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 I bawled like a baby happy tears through the last 30 pages or so and I really connected with the story and characters emotionally after having just recently read and loved The Winter Sea BUT looking at it from a critical point of view as a bloggerreviewer it wasn t perfect it started out kind of slow and dragged terribly in places it took me almost two weeks to read it so I have to take that into account But then throw in the fact that Anna was an incredible character plus the swoonworthyness of Rob and Jamieson and Edmund andughthis is going to be a hard review to write Will try to have it up by next weekFull review May 22nd This review was originally posted on my blog Ramblings of a Daydreamer You can find it and many reviews at the blog45 starsYou guys This book My heart sighI honestly don t know where to begin I guess first I d like to thank the amazing Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this book as an unsolicited ARC because if they hadn t I might never have read The Winter Sea and in turn never read The Firebird it s companion And that would be a crime because these booksI honestly don t think I can do them justice in a review I attempted a coherent review with The Winter Sea but having just finished The Firebird I m a jumble of emotions and it s so rare that a book can do that these daysI said in my review of The Winter Sea that the book single handedly rekindled my love of historic fiction I couldn t wait to immerse myself in another of Kearsley s worlds knowing the setting would be rich and vibrant and as I journeyed with both Nicola and Anna through time and multiple countries I fell in love with Kearsley s writing all over again She has a gift for seamlessly weaving the present with the past and creating a story that is breathtaking in its details revelations and charactersAnd oh the characters I thought it would be hard to top the characters in The Winter Sea but I think I might just like Anna even than I liked Sophia Anna was strong fearless and selfless She would do anything for the people she loved and even sacrifice her own happiness to protect them I was so happy to be reunited with Colonel Graeme and see his affection for Sophia pass to young Anna Captain Jamieson was sweet and gentle with an air of mystery about him and I loved his interactions with Anna as a little girl and the promises he made to her I get choked up just thinking about it I won t mention other characters by name because it seems a bit spoiler y but it was nice to see other familiar faces as well and I adored Edmund as Anna s love interest He challenged her in ways than one he spoke freely and wasn t the gentlemanly sort she was used to but I liked that he was a bit rough around the edges and I found myself falling for the sexy roguish Irishman He challenged Anna and it was clear she was up for the challengeAs with The Winter Sea the historic aspects of The Firebird were my favourite I couldn t wait to be transported back to eighteenth century Russia to be reunited with Anna and learn her fate I enjoyed the present day parts too Nicola was a great character and while I thought Carrie s story in The Winter Sea was of a vehicle for Sophia s story it felt like Nicola s story was really thought out and fleshed out She started out uncertain and embarrassed by her abilities but with Rob s help and encouragement she grew to not only accept her gifts but hone them and it was nice to see I also really enjoyed the romance between them and I felt their connection from the very beginning It s no secret I m a sucker for a Scotsman and I fell hard for the ones in this bookOn a purely emotional level I would give The Firebird 5 stars I loved it so much and I know these characters and their stories will stay with me for a long time However on a critical level I don t feel I can actually give it those full 5 stars The story started out a bit slow and there were times when it really dragged It took me almost two weeks to read this book and I d like to say it was because I was savouring each detail but it was because there were times I felt like I was slogging through I enjoyed the whole story don t get me wrong but it felt like it could have been shorter However the last half or so of the book really picked up and it got to the point where I didn t even want to go to bed because I was finally enjoying the story so much and I wanted to find out what was going to happenThe Firebird is a beautifully written story with characters that practically leap off the pages a story that alternately broke my heart and healed it and a pair of romances or a trio accurately that made me fall in love This book made me laugh made me cry I seriously bawled happy tears through the last 30 or so pages and made me certain that Susanna Kearsley has a talent like no other

Susanna Kearsley ½ 3 read

Nicola Marter was born with a gift When she touches an object she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery. 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 that the bird is as claimed by the owner an artifact from the 18th century Empress Catherine of Russia There is no proof of documentation to authenticate this thoughNicola goes to the one person she knows who can help Rob McMorran whose own psychic gifts are far stronger than hers They have a past and as they travel through Europe and finally to Russia discovering the secrets of the Firebird their relationship reignites Is there another author who can blend so seamlessly supernaturalparanoramal historical and romantic fiction in such elegant story telling as Susanna KearsleyNo there isn tThough this is not uite as good as my favourite Susanna Kearsley The Winter Sea it is still a lovely read This is basically a continuation of The Winter Sea featuring Anna the daughter of the hero and heroine from that book It is also related to The Shadowy HorsesAs in most of Susanna Kearsley s books The Firebird is set in dual timelines And it also involves two romances in the contemporary timeline between Rob and Nicola and in the historical timeline with AnnaMy two main criticisms of The Firebird are the slow pacing and the rather unbelievable career choice of the hero Being a policeman in a small coastal village is simply too implausible when he has an incredible psychic gift and the ability to solve the riddles of history Nevertheless Ms Kearsley is one of those rare and talented authors who writes so well that even such gaping holes as this can be overlooked The uiet subtle romance combined with an engaging plot well researched historical details and descriptions and her beautiful flow of words are than enoughSteam 15 ARC courtesy of Sourcebooks via NetGalley


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 Kearsley's booksLet me r

  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

  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 that the bird is as claimed by t

  4. says:

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

  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 to take the lazy way out and bypass that and just talk about the reading experience The Firebird is a seuel to The Winter Sea and while it could stand alone I strongly urge that TWS be r

  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 this is the rest o

  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

  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 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 an

  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 I bawled like a baby happy tears through the last 30 pages or so and I really connected with the st

  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 interes