Mariana by Susanna Kearsley and My Celtic Shawl

how to knit a shawl | knitting tips | book recommendations | Mariana by Susanna Kearsley | what to read next
how to knit a shawl | knitting tips | book recommendations | Mariana by Susanna Kearsley | what to read next
I didn’t notice the girl on the cover was also wearing a green knitted thing until after I took the picture lol

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Happy Friday, friends!

Inspired by a blog hop Ginny of Small Things used to host, I want to share both my knitting project and my current read with you. I promise I’ve got more commercial fishing stuff to share, but it’s the end of a wild week and I don’t think I have the energy to write about propellers at the moment.

I’m currently re-reading Mariana by Susanna Kearsley (affiliate link) for what is probably the third time. Kearsley writes beautiful cross-genre books that I would describe as Historical Paranormal Romance. They tend to have parallel modern and well-research historical stories with some strong connection between them, such as a ghost or a journal.

In this oneJulia, the main character, moves into an old house in England only to begin having flashbacks to a previous life as a girl named Mariana who lived in the same house during the seventeenth century. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Julia has begun to remember this previous life because she needs to finally complete something that Mariana had to leave undone. It’s beautifully written and both modern and historical stories are equally eery and gripping. Be warned: it’s a bit of a tear-jerker.

(affiliate link)

As for my knitting project, I’m making the first shawl from Celtic Cable Shawls by Lucy Hague (affiliate link). I’ve got one more row to go with the stripes before I get to switch over to just the green yarn and do the cabled Celtic knot section. After that, there’s just a little lacy fringy bit and I’ll be all finished!

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!




5 Replies to “Mariana by Susanna Kearsley and My Celtic Shawl”

  1. Waiting for more! Feel I got left ….????

    1. Is that better? lol

  2. Half an answer? I am confused. 🤔

  3. I just started reading The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. They say it’s not about human ghosts, but about the “ghosts” by which the books we have read haunt us.

    1. That sounds very interesting! I’ll have to look it up 🙂

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