The Winter Sea by Susana Kearsley
In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.
Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.
But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her...
My Take: This book was fantastic in every way. The writing was excellent, the characters were multi-dimensional, and the subject matter was fascinating. The story deals with the idea that memories can be inherited, just as other physical traits can. This was a beautiful, haunting, memorable book.
My Recommendation: Read it! I'm very confident that you won't be sorry! A friend suggested that I read this book, and I in turn have already suggested it to several other people. So pass it on!