Friday, December 11, 2020

Friday Memes: The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

 Happy Friday everybody!

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The bus had no business stopping where it did. We should have gone straight on across the Coldinham Moor, with Dunbar to the back of us and the English border drawing nearer, but instead we stopped, and the shaggy-faced cattle that lifted their heads on the far side of the fence appeared to share my surprise when the driver cut the engine to idle.
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The long eyes met mine levelly, with deep approving warmth. "It is a rate commodity, these days," he told me. "Honesty."

I stared. "You knew."
This week I am reading and listening to The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley. I have recently become a fan of this author's stories and bought this one. Here is the description from Amazon:

Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea, in this darkly romantic novel of historical fiction by bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.

The invincible ninth Roman Legion marches from York to fight the Northern tribes, and then vanishes from the pages of history. When Verity Grey goes looking for them in modern-day Scotland, she may find more than she bargained for.

Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has "seen" a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

Here on the windswept Scottish shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of the historical record. Or she may uncover secrets from the romantic past that were buried for a reason.


  1. This sounds great! I'm always interested when a book features an archeologist. I find that job fascinating. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

  2. Hi Kathy,

    This is an author who has been recommended to me several times, but whose books I have yet to read.

    Your featured extracts are intriguing enough to make me look twice, however I'm not too sure about the 'ghostly' aspects of the storyline.

    Perhaps these books may need to stay on the back-burner for a while longer! I would definitely be considering the printed version over the audio, as I don't enjoy being read to and haven't done since I was little and learned to read for myself, even bedtime stories were a 'no-no' for me.

    I see that you awarded this one the full 5 stars, so I can only assume that you really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for sharing and have a peaceful weekend :)

    Yvonne Xx

  3. I have been meaning to read this author. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. This author has been on my must-try list for the longest time. Maybe this will happen in 2021!?! Happy reading!

  5. This sounds like a great story. Enjoy your current read!

  6. Sounds like a really good read!! Happy weekend!

  7. Long eyes? Interesting phrase. Not sure I'd be into this one.

  8. I love Kearsley's writing. I really enjoyed this book and would like to read more by her. I hope you enjoy The Shadowy Horses too!

  9. I've never read this author. I've heard so many good things and these excerpts look great.

  10. This sounds really great, I especially like the ghostly aspects. Will have a look at this one.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier and I hope you are well!


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