Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Solsbury Hill Book Review

If you loved the book, Wuthering Heights, then you will really love reading Solsbury Hill as it's set in England also along with a romantic triangle that could prove fatal for one of them. Solsbury Hill is written by Susan M. Wyler.

The windswept moors of England, a grand rustic estate, and a love story of one woman caught between two men who love her powerfully—all inspired by Emily Bronte’s beloved classic, Wuthering Heights. Solsbury Hill brings the legend of Catherine and Heathcliff, and that of their mysterious creator herself, into a contemporary love story that unlocks the past.

When a surprise call from a dying aunt brings twenty-something New Yorker Eleanor Abbott to the Yorkshire moors, and the family estate she is about to inherit, she finds a world beyond anything she might have expected. Having left behind an American fiance, here Eleanor meets Meadowscarp MacLeod—a young man who challenges and changes her. Here too she encounters the presence of Bronte herself and discovers a family legacy they may share.

With winds powerful enough to carve stone and bend trees, the moors are another world where time and space work differently. Remanants of the past are just around a craggy, windswept corner. For Eleanor, this means ancestors and a devastating romantic history that bears on her own life, on the history of the novel Wuthering Heights, and on the destinies of all who live in its shadow.
This book actually surprised me because I thought no book could match up to Wuthering Heights and all the drama that surrounded that story.

But, this story in it's own way, comes across just as beautiful, although in different times and for different reasons, it holds it's own and the love story between Mead and Eleanor is no small thing. They have a lot to overcome and especially Eleanor who is actually running away from something that happened to her in her last relationship.

But, when a dear friend is in need and Eleanor is called upon to come to the aid of this friend, she in turn finds out that maybe just maybe there is such a thing as a soul mate and that the one she thought she loved wasn't really the one after all.

You will love this story and the characters. The author did a great job in her storytelling and painted quite a vivid picture in my mind!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Susan M. Wyler is a writer living in Los Angeles. A poet and historian, with advanced degrees in cultural history from UCLA and Oxford University, she’s traveled the world, speaks four languages, is a teacher of yoga and meditation, a writing teacher and an editor of fiction.
Her poetry has been published in Onthebus, Spillway, and the Shenandoah Review.  And in collaboration with the inspired painter Deloss McGraw a collection of her poetry, published by University of Oklahoma.
Solsbury Hill is her fourth novel, her first to be published.
I thought you guys would love reading this really great romantic book, so I am giving my print copy to one of you. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Kelly Bernard said...

Lately, Ive been bingeing on books by Colleen Hoover.

Madonna said...

I used to love Nora Roberts's writings and always made a point of buying her books but then she just got so far from what I believe in that I stopped reading her altogether. I can't say that I have a real favorite. I do like Debbie Macomber though.

Anita Yancey said...

I don't really have a favorite love story or author who writes them. I really like them all. Thanks for having the giveaway.