[PDF] The Firebird By Susanna Kearsley

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It 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 love. 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 Deception Island 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 The Family reading experience The Firebird is a seuel to The Winter Sea and while it could stand alone I strongly urge that TWS be The First Partition of Poland 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 The Hero of Varay reading and seeing into the pastfuture are very strong From Palestrina and Other Plays reading Blackmailed By Daddy reviews from fellow friends and उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] 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 Cock Tales readers YMMV Kearsley is great at setting a scene and making you feel like you Son of the Hero re there Loved the St Petersburg setting and the way she incorporated so many The Alien Jigsaw 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 Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning rewarding The Illusion of Gods Presence 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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S 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 eve. 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 Other Days, Other Eyes redemption a story which will change their lives for eve. 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 Deception Island 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 The Family ready back then and fled from everything with Rob and her gifts When we meet her she is still The First Partition of Poland 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 The Hero of Varay 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 Palestrina and Other Plays read these two books since I Blackmailed By Daddy read no उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] reviews before jumping inTake a looksie at the lovely Brittain Tara Belle Talking s Cock Tales review She explains the connections better and to boot its a lovely Son of the Hero review Recommended The Alien Jigsaw 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 Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning 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 The Illusion of Gods Presence 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 Folk Tales From The Soviet Union recommend cannot Not The Hot Chick recommend highly enough 3Side note I love how I could hear everyone s accents without being put into dialects Pegged and Plugged at the Club right word that I couldn t understand

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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. 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 reiterateILoveSusannaKearsley'sBooksThey make me smileThey make me cryThe

  2. says:

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

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    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 k

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    “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

  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 of Anna's story I'm properly addicted to her books now

  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

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    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

  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 I can give this one a high ra

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