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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World War I robbed England and France of an entire generation of friends, lovers and futures.
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In Freddie Watson’s case, the battlefields took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. In the winter ofstill seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. There he meets Fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation.
The Winter Ghosts, by Kate Mosse – review
Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. By the time dawn breaks, Freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. By turns thrilling, poignant, and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by modse. She lives msse England and France. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This was the first Kate Mosse novel I read, and was sceptical about the purchase since the author is noted for “ghost” stories, a genre which I do not really care for. Misse was, however, totally drawn into the novel by the plot and also by the history of the locale. I spent as much time on side-trips to explore the history of the region as reading the novel itself.
I love reading material that is not only entertaining but also educational. Yes, it could be thought of as a ‘ghost’ story, but it can also be viewed as a mind wandering due to the combined effects of a serious car crash and the known history of the locale.
The first can also be seen as the delusions of a disturbed mind; the second as the mind of someone mosee by addiction. So, take your moosse. War is hell an often leaves people scarred and victimized even if they never saw combat. Freddie Watson is on holiday, clearly struggling with the loss of of his adored older brother who was lost in combat in World War 1.
While driving, he crashes and meets a girl who captivates and causes him to look outside his depression and investigate her whereabouts. Kate Mosse teases the reader, her slow and simmering build to where worlds collide and Freddie is able to put his ghosts to rest.
War is the age all demon that destroys humanity, leaving nothing but the wreckage of ruined lives behind. When Fabrisa writes, “We are who we are because of who we choose to love and because of who we love.
War may try to wipe out someone’s existence, destroy culture, and kill, but as long as they are loved, their soul survives. Kate Mosse’s books all grab the reader, and don’t let go. I have learned a lot of history from reading ghists novels over the years, and have become most interested in the Templars and Cathars, enough to lead me to histories, not just novels.
One cannot go wrong, reading anything by Kate Mosse. 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. I am a huge fan of the classic English ghost story and my favourite contemporary authors of supernatural fiction are such writers as Susan Hill, who work in the tradition of M. The Winter Ghosts belongs to the same tradition and seems to be inspired by Algernon Blackwood’s “Ancient Sorceries” as a model.
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 gosts Blackwood’s stories do not repay rereading. As soon as we reach the fete at the Ostal we meet a group of characters whose names come straight out of Ladurie’s Montaillou and a reader who is up on medieval heretics knows exactly who our ghosts are going to turn out to have been.
That knowledge did not affect my enjoyment, especially as Catharism fascinates me. To summarize, this is a good ghost story but not a great ghost story. Fhosts love her writing style! I read the Languedoc trilogy years ago and forgot how much I like her stories. She weaves present and past time periods fluidly. Kate never fails to capture my attention by the end of the first page and keeps it wiinter the end. Loved this The Winter Ghosts not only because of the French history and the Cathars but the style of writing that keeps me turning the pages.
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