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Jan 01, Paul rated it really liked it.

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. There he meets Fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation.

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The Winter Ghosts, by Kate Mosse – review

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. We only get three or four snippets of his and Freddie’s relationship like George made me laugh or George comforted me when my mother didn’t doesn’t really give a realistic impression of someone who makes such a huge presence in the novel. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. By the author of the “New York Times”-bestselling “Labyrinth,” a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

We already know how capable Mosse is at moving her novels between the centuries while maintaining our interest in both eras. Feb 03, Minutes Buy.

The descriptive settings and historical tidbits that Mosse drops in the story are just as captivating as they are in her full size novels. Please try again later. Like Sepulchreit thr rather like a YA novel, and I wasn’t at all surprised to learn it’s an expanded version of a previously published short story.


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. I’m pretty certain if this mlsse was any longer I wouldn’t have finished it.

Feb 03, Pages. I read the Languedoc trilogy years ago and forgot how much I like her stories. Part ghost story, part character study, part heartachingly good romance, it manages ghostw combine all these elements together in a tight plot and pulls it off remarkably well.

Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. So yes, a very transient read: How do we go winger This is not a scary ghost story, more melancholy and cerebral. She lives in England and France.

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There were some interesting ideas somewhere underneath all the waffle, but the execution was flawed and overall reading this was a bit of a drag. Jinky Spring rated it liked it Shelves: The actually story of the Cathar’s is interesting, but as it is told as an unbelievable dream and in short bursts near the end, it felt more like a plot device than a historic even important to the actual story. The beginning quarter of the book was largely unnecessary to the overall story, and rather tedious.

War is hell an often leaves people scarred and victimized even if they never saw combat. Yes, it could be thought of as a ‘ghost’ story, but it can also be viewed as winger mind wandering due to the combined effects of a serious car crash and the known history of the locale.


I would have liked this book more if winger was a short story as opposed to a full length novel.

And just like Freddie I think I also fell for Fabrissa the moment she was described, long dark hair, loose tumbling curls and a smile that would ensnare any heart. This story of ghosts, love and romance, and the supernaturalism of the past leaking into the present is a fascinating one. Like Vhosts Books on Facebook. A ghost story set in the aftermath of the Great War!

Many parts of the book turned out to be largely unnecessary to the only interesting part of the story, the crux of the ghost story, that happened right in the very last chapters and seemed to be more of undeveloped plot device, not the overall focus. Gyosts is haunted by the memory of his brother Mozse, who moase his life during World War I. I have a vague recollection of feeling comfortable, of curling up with the books with rain outside The Winter Ghosts felt more like a novella than a full novel: Sadly, the length of this book seemed unnecessary to me, not enough was going on.