The Winter Sea

The Winter Sea Di Morrissey Australia s favourite author returns with the spellbinding story of a family secret spanning generations Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job Cassie Holloway moves to

  • Title: The Winter Sea
  • Author: Di Morrissey
  • ISBN: 9781742612430
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Di Morrissey, Australia s favourite author, returns with the spellbinding story of a family secret spanning generations.Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point.Here she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, some ninetDi Morrissey, Australia s favourite author, returns with the spellbinding story of a family secret spanning generations.Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point.Here she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, some ninety years before Life for Cassie on the south coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe s great grandson Michael.But when the family patriarch dies a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams Cassie s future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth.

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    • Di Morrissey

      Di Morrissey born 18 March 1948 in Wingham, New South Wales is one of Australia s most popular female novelists She grew up in the remote surrounds of Pittwater, north of Sydney, Australia.Growing up she counted famous Australian actor Chips Rafferty as a close mentor and friend who helped provide for her and her mother after the death of her father as a child, sending them overseas to California to live with family.In her later years, Di went on to become a journalist on London s Fleet Street, and worked for CBS in Honolulu, where she lived with her husband who was in the foreign service, and even had a small role in the series Hawaii Five 0, a guest role in season three, episode seven, 1970 starring as Alicia Anderson.After moving back to Australia, Di published her first book Heart of the Dreaming which instantly became a bestseller Since then Di has published another 17 bestsellers, her latest being The Silent Country.

    231 thoughts on “The Winter Sea

    • "Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned." ----James JoyceDi Morrissey, one of Australia's most popular female novelists and a best-selling author, pens her new novel, The Winter Sea that follows an Italian family's journey surrounding their fishing business through three generations in Australia and admist of all the family drama and secrets, there lies a beautiful love story.Synopsis: Escaping an unhappy [...]


    • Giuseppe d’Aquino left his beloved home in the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Italy as a young man. He had been born there, had grown up with his family of fishermen and been through the Great War. With his family and much of the villagers so terribly poor, he decided to head for America to make a new life; the money he would be able to send his family would help them immensely. But his plans were thwarted when he missed the ship heading to America – the cargo ship Ricconigi was next out o [...]


    • The Winter Sea by Di MorrisseyA nice easy read, not too taxing. It gives a lot of insight into the Italian migration to Australia prior to WW2 and their valuable input into the fishing industry here, as well as their motives for the need to migrate.This is my first venture into the Di Morrissey realms and for the most part I enjoyed the nice easy flow of the story, though if I had one small criticism it would be the occasional sense that the story was being related as if to a child in a classroo [...]


    • I was given a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I did not enjoy this author's writing style. Advancing the plot using dialogue with constant repetition of events was odd and left the characters sounding wooden. I felt like I was reading someone's high school book report on Italian fisherman and their migration to Australia post WW1. The book's historical opening transforms into a mediocre love story with a stereotypical cast, a predictable plot with a telegra [...]


    • Original review can be found at kristineandterri/23.5 starsI received an advanced readers copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!This book tells two stories, one from the past and one in the present, that share a long buried connection. I really enjoy this type of story and trying to figure out what the connection or mystery may be.The story begins in the past with Giuseppe (Joe) as he grows up in a poor little Italian fishing village. As he grows, he d [...]


    • Interesting back story about migration. I enjoyed this first part of the book, but it went downhill when she came forward to modern times. The dialogue was terrible - pat, too nice and like a high school student would write. The plot was simplistic and the 'twist' was seen a mile away.OK if you want something very light, but otherwise give it a miss.


    • This is a beautifully written and captivating novel that will not let you put it down until the last page has been read. This story begins many years ago and allows the reader to become acquainted with the family at the heart of the book before moving to the present. Through multiple years and generations, this story bends and weaves around the D'aquino family as well as a main character that you can't help but love for her personality and passion for life. This is a book that I found it easy to [...]


    • I won a copy of the book through the First Reads giveaway program.This book was not good. At all. 1. It was too long, it could have done with a serious edit and shaved down 100 pages.2. I didn't like the author's writing style; she has a tendency to describe expositions in long dialogues by each character and shows, rather than tell.3. The characters are hilariously cliched. Sometimes, I felt I was watching a bad movie on Lifetime. Actually, no, that's not true. Watching a bad movie is more fun. [...]


    • The Winter Sea by Di Morrissey starts off in a fishing village off the coast in the islands of Italy.It then takes you to a fishing village and small coastal town on the south coast of NSW called Whitby Point in Australia to a boatshed found on the beach which in turn becomes and is transformed into someone's holiday home and with more dreams and aspirations and guidance becomes a successful seafood restaurant aptly named "The Blue Boatshed".If you like tales of the sea and fishing & finding [...]


    • Hmmmm, well I hadn't read any of Di Morrissey before and this one was lent with glowing recommendations as being "unputdownable" but I was left feeling that I may not seek out too many more by this author. As the rating says, it was OK, and I liked it enough to finish it, but the characters & storyline were predictable and a bit annoying. I enjoyed the interwoven tale of how the young Guiseppe Aquino came to Australia and his early history, much more than the modern part of the tale of his a [...]


    • I have read most of Di Morrissey'sbooks and I thought this one was going to disappoint me. It didn't. Reading the history of the Aquino family and the fishing at Whitby Bay and how this relates to Cassie going through a divorce is true Di Morrissey. It amazes me how the relationships through the history interrelate to Cassie's present problems.


    • This is my first Di Morrissey read and I found it an easy and enjoyable one. As I grew up on the south coast of NSW it was great to hear all those familiar place names again. The flow of the story was good enough for me to want to find out what actually happened to the characters and I'm pleased to say I didn't pick the result, so I'd definitely recommend this book.


    • Oh Di what a superb read. of the best books I have read with just the right amount of mystery.od and to top it off set in an area not too far away from me!


    • This was a coincidence novel I enjoyed reading. It was a quick read which was relaxing. I found this to be a bit like some of Sidney Sheldon's books. I will look for other books by this author.



    • The book starts with Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, who comes to Australia seeking a better life. On the trip over he meets Bridie who is also travelling to Australia to be married. They become firm friends but lose contact on arrival. Giuseppe goes on to becomes a main player in the fishing industry in the North Coast of NSW and is very successful. One a trip to Sydney he runs into Bridie again and discovers that life has not been as successful for her. Fast forward 90 years later and we meet [...]


    • I made it just under half way through when I gave up. There is nothing actually wrong with the book. The writing isn't terrible, and the story isn't really bad, but I got to the point where I just didn't care about what happens in Cassie's new life. The first part of the book surrounding the story of Giuseppe I found far more interesting.I understand that The Winter Sea is meant to have a character driven rather than plot driven, but, in my opinion, even in character driven stories there is an o [...]


    • This was the first book by Di Morrissey that I have read and I quite enjoyed it. The writing style was very simplistic and the dialogue at times seemed a little stiff, but the book was an easy read. I did, however, struggle to get through the first 100 pages of the book as it was all about the background history of an Italian family and I was itching to start reading about the main character in modern Australia, but it got there eventually, and as I progressed through the story, I realised how t [...]


    • An historical fiction, romance, flashback, and mystery all in one. This is my first book by Di Morrissey. I loved this book. The book starts in Italy and covers time to 2010 or so. In modern day the book tells the story of a lawyer, Cassie Holloway, who escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job,moves to the little Australian coastal town of Whitby Point. There she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, some ni [...]


    • Gives an insight into the early immigration period in Australian history and to those immigrants affected at the time of World War II, the strong, supportive ties of the hard working Italian families and their involvement in the history the fishing industry.A good story of family history, secrets and resolutions. An easy, light, sometimes sad, entertaining read, always keeping the reader wondering where's the connection? Enjoyed.




    • I really liked this one. A lot of good descriptions and details about life at sea. The twists and turns of the family history added an exciting piece to this story which I very much enjoyed.




    • What a fantastic book. It was a page turner for sure. I loved the characters and how it started then merged into the present then back out again all still being able to keep the story line.




    • Sydney lawyer Cassie Holloway is going through a marriage break up and has quit her job at a high profile law firm. Keen for an escape and to just get away from it all, she heads down the south coast of New South Wales to Whitby Point, a place that her deceased father always talked about but somewhere he never took his wife and daughter when he was still alive. There she rents a small cabin and spends her days walking and just generally healing and figuring out what she wants to do with her life [...]


    • 2.5 stars - I have mixed feelings about this book. Although I didn't care for the writing style, I did like the historical part of the book. I was not aware of the Italian migration to Australia. In fact, I liked Giuseppe's story better than Cassie's. First time I've read this author. The book jacket indicates she trained as journalist. I can definitely see that in her writing style. The story is presented in a non-emotional way that keeps the reader at a distance from the characters. A bit long [...]


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