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Helen Brown enjoys The Winter Ghosts, a haunting new tale from Kate Mosse. The satisfying trademarks of Mosse’s fiction are all in place in this romantic ghost story: its setting in the mountainous region of south-west. From the New York Times bestselling author of Sepulchre and Labyrinth-a compelling story of love, ghosts and remembrance. World War I robbed England.. .

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After ten years of grieving, confusion, drifting and a mental breakdown he finds himself driving through gjosts Pyrenees in yet another attempt at a cure or at least a diversion. While I wasn’t too impressed with her longer novel, LabyrinthMosse delivers an emotional knockout with this shorter work. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Heck it even made me want This was a quick yet entertaining read.

A bit of historical knowledge about the Cathars doesn’t go amiss The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse: If you have wanted to try Kate Mosse but you aren’t a lover of doorstop size novels give The Winter Ghosts a try.

Get to Know Us. The reward was a winrer ghost story that leaves one feeling happy to be human inside. But the characters are likeable, the plot grips, and Freddie’s meeting with the mysterious Fabrissa and his subsequent discoveries are beautifully handled. Also by Kate Mosse. This was a thoroughly enjoyable little story with plenty of atmosphere and intrigue. Incorrect information in book resume. Read more Read less. Ghlsts of the image of a snake that bites its own tail. Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. For some reason I always manage to time my reading of ghost stories when the weather is unseasonably warm for goodness sake, we’re only a third of the way into spring and it’s already stinking hot! One of the major beliefs of the Cathars was the duality of the nature and life as an eternal rebirth and transformation.


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Every step was careful, deliberate. The events that follow are stunning and exciting. I normally don’t read books set in France, but this is a go-to, rainy, Friday-evening, I-felt-like-I-was-somewhere-else-book.

The Winter Ghosts

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I guessed all along what the plot was, but there was still the draw of the scenery, the quiet feeling of snow on stone and the branches of trees.

I almost put it down. The headstones and the graves, the wild and untended places between. World War I robbed England and France of an entire generation of friends, lovers and futures. Sep 12, Rusty’s Ghost Ghoshs also known as How, even 15 years after George’s death, the music has no “charm” for him, how he is no longer “moved” by nature – basically everything cease to matter for Freddie the day he hears of his brother’s death in the Great War.

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I fantasmi dell’inverno sono quelle presenze sfumate che noi non lasciamo entrare nell’oblio. Discover Prime Winer Box for Kids. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Past and present are woven together well and the ghost story is redolent of M R James.

The descriptions absolutely came to life on the page. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. It’s a ghost story, but not exactly creepy, and a lot of the tension that could be there is taken out of it by knowing that, to tell the story, the narrator has to have survived, at least in some sense. This is a ghost story, a love story, a Historical Fiction novel of the bhosts kind. The ideal setting to read a book concerning ghosts would be during the dead of winter, tucked up comfortably in an armchair in front of ghe warm cosy fire, while the wind outside howls through the eaves and the snow blankets the land outside.


See all reviews. There he meets Fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation. I’ve only read one other book by Kate Mosse – the readable but somewhat heavy-handed Sepulchre – and The Winter Ghosts was far better. Oct 10, Elizabeth Sulzby rated it really liked it Shelves: I also loved the illustrations that accompanied each chapter. Feb 03, Pages. There he meets Fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation.

By the author of gosts “New York Times”-bestselling “Labyrinth,” a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. This was a quick yet entertaining read. I agree with the reviewers who complained that this book is very slow to get started, but it is a pleasure to read a ghost story based on the classic formula, and it is worth recalling that a good many of Blackwood’s stories do not repay rereading.

Hardcoverpages. The various plot strands are neatly woven: I have learned a lot of history from reading historical novels over the years, and have become most interested in the Templars and Cathars, enough to lead me to histories, not just novels.