To attend: A purchase of Susanna Kearsley's new book The Vanished Days from The Poisoned Pen is required to attend this Zoom webinar. You must have Zoom to view it (you can sign up for a free Zoom account at www.zoom.com)
The link to attend the virtual event will be emailed on Friday October 1st to everyone who has purchased The Vanished Days from The Pen by that date.
This event is limited to 500 purchasers.
Diana Gabaldon will host the program and will also give readers a taste of Outlander #9, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Random House $36), which is on sale November 23. Our signed copies will be shipping after Thanksgiving.
The reading by Diana will be exclusive content as will the opportunity to ask questions of both authors.
Canadian author Susanna Kearsley discusses The Vanished Days (Sourcebooks $26.99)
Kearsley’s book comes with a Limited Edition signed dust jacket and map of Old Edinburgh
"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! Bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters―historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"―DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander
From international bestselling author Susanna Kearsley comes a historical tale of intrigue and revolution in Scotland, where the exile of King James brought plots, machinations, suspicion and untold bravery to light. An investigation of a young widow's secrets by a man who's far from objective, leads to a multi-layered tale of adventure, endurance, romance...and the courage to hope.
In the autumn of 1707, old enemies from the Highlands to the Borders are finding common ground as they join to protest the new Union with England. At the same time, the French are preparing to launch an invasion to bring the young exiled Jacobite king back to Scotland to reclaim his throne, and in Edinburgh the streets are filled with discontent and danger.
Queen Anne's commissioners, seeking to calm the situation, have begun paying out money sent up from London to settle the losses and wages owed to those Scots who took part in the disastrous Darien expedition eight years earlier―an ill-fated venture that left Scotland all but bankrupt.
When the young widow of a Darien sailor comes forward to collect her husband's wages, her claim is challenged. One of the men assigned to investigate has only days to decide if she's honest, or if his own feelings are blinding him to the truth.
The Vanished Days is a prequel and companion novel to The Winter Sea, with action that overlaps some of the action in that book. The Vanished Days goes back in time to the 1680s and introduces the reader to the Moray and Graeme families.