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Book Review-Solsbury Hill-Susan M Wyler

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Susan M Wyler has done a spectacular job incorporating the storyline of Wuthering Heights into this modern version. She brings back the Bronte sisters as ancestors of Eleanor Abbott on the windswept moors of England. So how does a modern 20 year old New Yorker with a brilliant new company that has finally started to get noticed end up in England at a house that resembles Wuthering Heights?

Well, a call from her Aunt's friend telling her that her Aunt is dying and really wants to see her combined with a boyfriend she just caught with someone else----off she goes. She finds out that this house and all the land will be hers------whether she lives there or not. Of course if you remember Wuthering Heights you know she is going to meet another guy there. She is also going to learn some truths about her parents and her heritage.

I can not give you much more without giving everything away-and what fun is that? I do suggest you read this book it is well worth the time!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

"Susan Wyler's contemporary take on a classic love story is utterly beguiling. Solsbury Hill is a gorgeously well-written tale of a fraught love affair that takes you from New York to the wild gothic setting of the Yorkshire moors."—Fiona Neill, author of Slummy Mummy and What the Nanny Saw

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.

Read a Couple of Chapters Here

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About the Author: (from promotional material)

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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.

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27 comments :

bxcrochet said...

That sounds like a really interesting read.

Michelle F.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love love stories like this. I would love to read this book. It would almost be like every girls dream love story. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi Maloney said...

This sounds like a novel that my Mom would like. (She loves stories where the setting is England like Downton Abbey.) I am going to let her know about this - sounds like a great read.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Intrigued by the Wuthering Heights reference. Hope I can find time to read this book. My list of must-read books keep getting longer and longer!

Amanda Love said...

sounds like a fantastic read. At first glance at the title Blueberry Hill immediately came to mind although it totally didn't say that. Here's another for my Kindle TBR list.

Diane Estrella said...

I'm sure if the Bronte sisters are involved, this will be a winner. Thanks for your thoughts on this book.

theroadtodomestication.com said...

Wow! A modern twist on a classic! This looks like a great read!

Melanie Scout said...

I love when they give you the opportunity to sample a few chapters. It really helps you figure out if it's a book for you.

becca said...

You got me by the Wuthering Heights reference. Hoping I can find time to read this book. My list of must-read books keep getting way to long.!

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I have a friend whose favorite book is Wuthering Heigts, I emailed her about this book. She will love it.

Masshole Mommy said...

I remember reading Wuthering Heights back in high school, so I would love to hear her spin on it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I hate admitting this, but Wuthering Heights was about the only classic book I could stand reading. I am intrigued by this one now!

Marie Baker said...

This sounds like a wonderful story.

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

The aunt and the betraying boyfriend reminded me that when something wonderful is about to happen, everything conspires so that you get the momentum you need to get started on that journey. Awesome!

Jenn said...

Hmm this would be something my sister would love,passing along the recommendation

Lexie Lane said...

I really loved Wuthering Heights and so I know that a modern version would get me really into it. I am actually quite excited to read this one!

mail4rosey said...

I am bookmarking it. I did love Wuthering Heights (I love the song too, by Pat Benetar ;) ).

Lisa Weidknecht said...

This sounds WAY out of the zone I usually read, but it also sounds fabulous!!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I am so intrigued about the involvement of the Bronte sisters, hmmnn. Makes me want to read it.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great read! I wonder if I'll have enought time to read it over the summer...

Kendall Rayburn said...

Sounds like an amazing read! Thank you for sharing!

Lawna Noe said...

This would be an exciting book to read while relaxing at the ocean. I may have to read it this summer.

Onica MommyFactor said...

A modern version of Wuthering Heights sounds like a good read. Will be interesting to see how the author changed things.

Jhady said...

Just reading your review makes me want to read the whole story. Beautiful story and I can't wait to find out who is she gonna meet or who is that new guy?

jheylo said...

I can see love stories there :) This must be a good book for love stories. Sounds like the story is already shown in the movie of some kind.

Amanda McMahon said...

I think this sounds like the personality of the author will be coming through - relaxing a bit but also full of spunk.

Notorious Spinks said...

This looks like a great read! I'll have to check it out on Amazon. Thanks for the review.

 
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