July 27, 2009

New Timeslip Novel - The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse

I am a big fan of timeslip novels...of which The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips, The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson, The Expected One and The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan, Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, The Eight by Katherine Neville and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield are favourites.
Kate Mosse's final effort in her Languedoc Trilogy is The Winter Ghosts, to be released October 1, 2009. I very much enjoyed Mosse's debut fictional effort Labyrinth and have Sepulchre on my bookshelf still to be read. Her third effort looks equally as interesting...this time using a male POV. This is the UK cover.
The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees - another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage. THE WINTER GHOSTS is the gripping new adventure from the No 1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE.
Timeslip novels still to be read on my bookshelf are Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The House of Riverton and The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, Sepulchre by Kate Mosse, and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
Note also the following newish or upcoming releases by the authors I mentioned above. The Salt Road by Jane Johnson (Spring 2010), The Poet Prince by Kathleen McGowan (Spring 2010), The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips (Sep 2009), The Fire by Katherine Neville (Oct 2008) . I am eagerly awaiting any new news about Diane Setterfields's second novel, as The Thirteenth Tale was published in 2006.
Related Posts:
The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson
The Eight by Katherine Neville
The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan
The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good! I didn't realise she had a new one out yet! Thanks.