Can Ros Wynne, who has lost everything she thought defined her, find her true life and her true love surrounded by the lingering history of the once grand Winter Manor When Ros unexpectedly inherits Winter Manor on the condition that she oversee the restoration of the remote and dilapidated house, it seems the perfect place for her to retreat from her recently failed relatCan Ros Wynne, who has lost everything she thought defined her, find her true life and her true love surrounded by the lingering history of the once grand Winter Manor When Ros unexpectedly inherits Winter Manor on the condition that she oversee the restoration of the remote and dilapidated house, it seems the perfect place for her to retreat from her recently failed relationship, the death of her mother, and the loss of her job But Winter Manor is not entirely at rest The echoes of its past reach forward into the present, and Ros s life is perceptibly shaped by the lives and loves of the people who inhabited those rooms and corridors in the centuries before her.Then Anna arrives The architect with her designer clothes, hot car, and air of supreme professionalism is at first an unwelcome, if necessary, intrusion But as Ros learns Anna s truths, she finds solace from her past losses in their developing intimacy And when their love is threatened, Ros must decide whether her own ghosts will forever define her, or if she can embrace her life for what it is past, present, and future.
Ghosts of Winter Can Ros Wynne who has lost everything she thought defined her find her true life and her true love surrounded by the lingering history of the once grand Winter Manor When Ros unexpectedly inherits W
I ve not read anything by Rebecca in the past, and I ll say upfront that I am not normally drawn to historical stories Having said that I don t know if this actually qualifies as that type of story, but the author managed to mix in a sense of that without making me feel like I was bored The occasional side trip to the past was interspersed in a way that gave the reader appropriate context for the current storyline.Ros has had a tough year, her Mom dies, she gives up her job, and breaks up her lo [...]
I rather liked this book though I wasn t sure what kind of story I was in for when I began reading It unfolded just right, following a journey from the fringes of possible depression to the clarity of hope and renewal Though Ros could get a bit overly introspective at times it was realistic considering what she d just been through Her thoughts and stuttered progress were understandable, though I m glad the author didn t plunge the character too far past that line It never got too much, or too he [...]
This is a historic romance about a threesome Ros has just inherited a crumbling old mansion and enough money to restore it Anna is the architect of the mansion s restoration And the third main character is Winter Manor, the aging mansion that acts as somewhat of a time machine for the reader, transporting them back to meet people who have lived in there in past years, while helping the modern day characters, Ros and Anna, as they work to overcome their own pasts and find love together When I fin [...]
When I finished Ghosts Of Winter I wanted to roll my eyes at all the romance and angsty feelings inside it, but I couldn teven if it is ridiculous to want something two characters share in a book, movie or tv show, even if most romance is just a fairy tale I know it s ridiculous, but I also know what is real and what is not and that, for the time I m reading a book, I borrow the love.The funny thing is, though, what the two people share in this story seems totally feasible to me They face emotio [...]
Enjoyed this book.The timeshifting was interesting, but I feel that just as you got to know the characters particularly the 2 earliest encounters they were gone again.Nice of the author to demonstrate the parallels and clearly set up an appreciation for how far and how fast things have moved with regards to public acceptance of inverts.The romantic element I felt could have been extended, with the desire and flirtation carried through much of the book as the sudden appearance and seduction felt [...]
This was atrocious 13% into the book and nothing had happened, except agonizingly long descriptions of the Manor involved I just couldn t go on.
This was a really nice read I enjoyed the mystery right away and was sucked into the potential paths I enjoyed the flashbacks a lot but really enjoyed the present story a lot I could sort of see where the story was heading when I realized that all the flashbacks had a certain frustrating similarity two true loves never being able to abide in happiness at winter There was a lot of dithering, some necessary and some not And the fashion choices were super outdated which made me wonder if this was [...]
decent book wouldn t re read compellingly set up love interest, but about 100 pages in, it started to feel like the author was hitting me over the head with the fact that she was just so compelling could ve used some solid editing to trim out some ultimately pointless tidbits anna seems unavailable due to a mysterious wedding ring, ros falls for her anyway, but this set up culminates in one fairly anticlimactic and awkward conversation the characters were immature and hard to empathize with ros [...]
Generally a good book the flashbacks were really the best part, and I wish they had been longer and frequent My biggest complaint is actually with the storyline in the present Ros is such an annoying character she is so wracked by doubts as to be unlikable The contrast between her insecurities and what is actually happening is really jarring Everything will be fine and she will have passed a corner in feeling secure, then it is as if none of the interactions in the previous scenes had occurred [...]
While a satisfying romance, I kept waiting for Ghosts of Winter to turn into a good, old fashioned ghost story Ros inherits a rundown English mansion see, spooky right there and sets about restoring it while she also restores her broken heart, both with the help of cool but comely architect Anna In short chapters Buck gives us glimpses of Winter Manor s prior occupants but she never develops their relationship with the present occupants Given Ros penchant for crystals and sage smudging, she d ha [...]
Ms Buck has brought the history and people of Winter Manor to life When Ros shows up to Winter Manor after inheriting it from an honorary Aunt, she is astounded by the amount of work that needs to be done as well as it s charm and beauty Winter Manor is haunted, not in the traditional sense, but by heartbreak and atrophied from lack of care as is Ros Interspersed within the tale of Ros are vignettes of the people who lived in Winter Manor previously and their own joys and suffering I wish there [...]
I definitely didn t like this book, but I didn t exactly hate it There is a massive amount of description about the manor itself, its architecture, etc I skipped a majority of these passages, as well as the repetitive inner monologues of the main character wondering what s wrong with her, whether she was correct in taking on her renovation, etc I wish actually HAPPENED in terms of the story I went in hoping for a haunting or ghost story, but there was none There are a few random flashbacks to t [...]
I completely agree with the previous reviewer who says that Winter Manor is a third main character is this story It really is and I would love to visit there I also agree that I was expecting a ghost or two to pop up in the story, but with the unique way the history of the manor was revealed, it felt like the spirits of those who came before did live on in its rooms and influence the present day characters whether they realized it or not Overall, I found this to be a very enjoyable book.
The Winter mansion features so heavily in this book, it s nearly its own character I enjoyed the modern story interspersed with other queer love stories at the Winter mansion I was very drawn to Anna as a character And honestly a bit off by Ros for no good reason But it was a compelling read.
Enjoyable, especially for its vision of hidden LGBT history 3.5 stars My review here lesbrary.wordpress 2011 07
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