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The Firebird

E claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine it’s a problem There’s no proof Sebastian believes that the plain carving known as “The Firebird” is worthless But Nicola’s held it and she knows the woman is telling the truth and is in desperate need of the money the sale of the heirloom could bring Compelled to help Nicola turns to a man she once left and still loves Rob McMorran whose own psychic gifts are far greater tha. 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 read first Fans of Kearsley are familiar with her dual time storylines and the paranormal elements she incorporates to take the contemporary characters into the past In this case it s ESP with Nicola Marter whose skills are less developed working with old friendflame Rob McMorran from The Shadowy Horses whose skills at mind reading and seeing into the pastfuture are very strong From reading reviews from fellow friends and readers it s pretty clear that the ESP element isn t going to work for everyone so if you can t buy into it this may not be the book for you If you can accept it and go with it as I did this is a great story with plenty of twists and turns I d also caution that the heroine in the past is a young girl for a good part of the first of the book and once she s in St Petersburg there s not much freedom for young ladies to come and go so the action might be a bit slow for some readers YMMV Kearsley is great at setting a scene and making you feel like you re there Loved the St Petersburg setting and the way she incorporated so many real historical characters into her story I was surprised at the active Jacobite community in St Petersburg a new to me factoid All in all a very rewarding read for me with plenty of twists and turns and jaw dropping surprises at the end I did not see that comingMy copy obtained via library loan

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Whoever dares to seek the Firebird may find the journey and its ending unexpectedNicola Marter was born with a gift When she touches an object she sometimes sees images; glimpses of those who have owned it before It’s never been a gift she wants and she keeps it a secret from most people including her practical boss Sebastian one of London’s premier dealers in Russian art But when a woman offers Sebastian a small wooden carving for sal. 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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N hers With Rob to help her “see” the past she follows a young girl named Anna from Scotland to Belgium and on into Russia There in St Petersburg the once glittering capital of Peter the Great’s Russia Nicola and Rob unearth a tale of love and sacrifice of courage and redemptionan old story that seems personal and small perhaps against the greater backdrops of the Jacobite and Russian courts but one that will forever change their liv. 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 Kearsley's booksLet me reiterateILoveSusannaKearsley'sBooksThey make me smileThey make me cryThey somet

  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 France as our two modern characters Nicola and Rob who both have strong

  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 the owner an artifact from the 18th century Empress Catherine of Russia There is no proof

  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 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 G

  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 read first Fans of Kea

  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

  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 o

  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

  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 story and characters emotionally after having just recently read and loved The Winter Sea BUT looking at it from a critical

  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

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