Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse

Oh, to discover this book a day before Christmas and to find out it does not come out until February 3.
I would love to sink into a couch and get lost in this one right now.
Sigh.
I'm browsing the internet too much today. :(

From Goodreads:

Kate Mosse is back with a haunting ghost story from the French mountains|From the bestselling author of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE - a compelling story of ghosts and remembrance. Illustrated throughout by Brian Gallagher.

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. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. He stumbles through woods, emerging in a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful woman also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. 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 a gorgeous illustrated novel inspired by The Cave, Kate Mosse's short story written for the Quick Reads Initiative for adult emergent readers.

Mosse's depiction of life in Southern France between the wars is utterly convincing. Not only that, the book itself is a work of art - with stunning illustrations by artist Brian Gallagher and copies of vintage maps as endpapers


Has anyone read her before?

red headed book child


10 comments:

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I'll be interested to see what her other books are like. I think I'm one of the only people who did not finish Labyrinth, which completely shocked me because it had all of the elements in a story that I like! Maybe this one will be a better read? I hope so!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds gooood and nope I've never heard of her.

Before I forget, Merry Christmas my dear friend :)

Melissa said...

I have two of her books in my TBR, but i've yet to read any of her stuff. This sounds really good. Gotta put it on my WL.

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

Oh yes - I fell in love with Sepulchre and could not wait for Labyrinth only to be sorely disappointed. I am with Natalie - I too did not finish it and rarely do I NOT finish books! But I'm willing to give her a go again! BTW, have you ever read Kathleen McGowan's series?

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! I hope it is a joyous occasion!

Ryan G said...

I want, I want. I love her writing.

readerbuzz said...

I am now adding this to my wishlist! Thank you.

Here's my post: Sunday Salon: The Best of 2010 in Books.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Ok that does sound good!

TheBookGirl said...

I so want to read this one :)
I have not read any of her books before, but this one sounds so appealing.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend!

GMR said...

Hmm...I have yet to read anything by this particular author but the previous titles have caught my eye once or twice in store. May have to look into it a bit further...happy browsing! (LOL) ^_^

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This one really appeals to me as well; sounds good.