Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kindle Daily Deal: Mariana (88% off!)

Today's KDD: Mariana, by Susanna Kearsley. Normally $16.99, now $1.99!

88% off, today only!  382 pages.  94 out of 111 reviews four stars and above.

I'm really intrigued by this one and have picked it up.

Amazon reviewer Cathy G. Cole says "I've read two books recently that I would label romantic suspense. It's a genre that I seldom touch because the romance usually takes precedence over everything else in the story. That's definitely not the case here. Mariana is a fun read. Julia is an engaging character living in a fascinating house. Both time lines-- Julia's modern day time and Mariana's-- grabbed my attention equally. Normally one time line tends to be stronger than the other, but Kearsley avoids that completely, and the plot is not formulaic; it had more than one surprise for me.  If you're in the mood for a fast, entertaining read that has a fascinating old house, a mystery that spans the centuries, and a light touch of romance, Mariana could be just the book for you."

KindleBoards member Ann in Arlington says: "Yay!  One that was on my wish list at a significantly higher price."

Julia Beckett believes in destiny, settling into her rustic new home, Julia encounters haunting remnants of a beautiful young woman who lived and loved there centuries ago.  

It seems Mariana has been waiting for Julia.   

This mesmerizing, suspenseful, and richly atmospheric tale of time travel follows the dual life of Julia Beckett. After she purchases Greywethers--a centuries-old Wilshire farmhouse she's admired since childhood--Julia is transported back in time to 17th-century England as Mariana, a young woman whose existence threatens to eclipse her present-day life.

Features: text-to-speech, X-ray enabled.

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Happy Reading!


  1. I listened to this book in audio format downloaded from my local digital library and really really enjoyed it.

    1. Good to know! Thank you, Carol. I've been debating this one but given the feedback from you and others about this one, I'm going to grab it while it's at this sale price.