Emotional Geology
Linda Gillard
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Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM By Linda Gillard

A passionate, off beat love story set on the bleak and beautiful island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides Rose Leonard is on the run from her life Haunted by her turbulent past, she takes refuge in a remote Hebridean island community where she cocoons herself in work, silence and solitude in a house by the sea Life and new love are offered by friends, her estranged daA passionate, off beat love story set on the bleak and beautiful island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides Rose Leonard is on the run from her life Haunted by her turbulent past, she takes refuge in a remote Hebridean island community where she cocoons herself in work, silence and solitude in a house by the sea Life and new love are offered by friends, her estranged daughter and most of all by Calum, a fragile younger man who has his own demons to exorcise But does Rose, with her tenuous hold on sanity, have the courage to say Yes to life and put her past behind her Shortlisted for the WAVERTON GOOD READ AWARD 2006Runner up for PURE PASSION North West Libraries award promoting romantic fiction Praise for EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY I dropped everything to read it Read it that very night, in fact In one solid chunk I had things to do, sleep to get, work to wake up for, and yet none of it mattered and nothing could tear me away from this breathtaking story I ve been dreaming of Scotland for the past several nights and I have this book to thank for it ANGIEVILLE US book blog The emotional power makes this reviewer reflect on how Charlotte and Emily Bronte might have written if they were living and writing now NORTHWORDS NOW A book about madness, memory and mountaineering that defies categorisation A love story filled with passion and paint stripping honesty HIGHLANDS ISLANDS ARTS JOURNAL Lyrical, intriguing and haunting ISLA DEWAR Women Talking Dirty Complex and important issues are played out in the windswept beauty of a Hebridean island setting, with a hero who is definitely in the Mr Darcy league What I most liked about it was the writer s evident love for fabric, handiwork of various kinds and the way she brings a whole landscape to life I m looking forward to her next ADELE GERAS Facing the Light
  • Title: Emotional Geology
  • Author: Linda Gillard
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Angie Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Just two weeks ago I reviewed Linda Gillard's most recent novel Star Gazing. Though I had somewhat mixed feelings on the ending, I loved the writing and the characters so very much that I was absolutely set on tracking down a copy of Gillard's first book EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY. Unfortunately, it's not readily available on this side of the pond and, the Ville funds being what they are, I wasn't sure just how soon I'd be able to procure a copy. Then what should happen but the very kind Ms. Gillard cont [...]
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Tahlia Newland Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
My first thought when I finished reading Emotional Geology was masterpiece. Beautifully written and deeply moving, it’s the story of a woman with bipolar disorder who is trying to start afresh after a traumatic relationship break-up and the resultant mental breakdown.Rose, a textile artist buys a cottage on Uist, a remote Scottish island, and meets Callum, a poet, teacher and the younger brother of her neighbour Shona. Rose wonders why this handsome, charming forty year old is alone. Though th [...]
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Barbara Mitchell Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Months ago I read a wonderful book called Star Gazing. Its author, Linda Gillard, lives on an island off Scotland and I soon became FB friends with her. Recently I learned she had a few copies left of her earlier book, Emotional Geology, so I bought one. I don't know how many U.S. readers are familiar with Gillard's work, but I would encourage anyone who likes a deep love story (as opposed to what we all call romance) to find either of these books and read them.Warning though, Emotional Geology [...]
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Jessica Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
I read this tale by Linda Gillard thanks to some impressive bibliovangelizing by Angie at Angieville. I downloaded it onto my Kindle ($.99!) and started reading away.Rose had a passionate love affair with Gavin that ended badly five years ago. Very badly. And it caused a serious rift with her now-grown daughter, Megan, too. Now she is trying to put her life back together on a remote island of Scotland. She's determined to live a quiet, solitary, and sane life, until she meets the handsome poet n [...]
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Esra Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
İki yaralı ruh, iki yaralı kalp, iki yaralı zihinRose sevdikleri tarafından ihanete uğraması sonucu büyük bir travma yaşıyor ve ardından yaralarını iyileştirmek için izole bir hayat yaşamak üzere Uist'e taşınıyor Calum da sevdiğini kaybetmiş yaralı bir adam Kendisini yaşayan bir ölü olarak nitelendiriyor Ta ki Rose ile karşılaşana kadarCalum ve Rose, kendileri için her şeyin bitmiş olduğunu düşündükleri bir anda yeni bir şans yakalıyorlar ve tüm korkular [...]
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Barbara Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
I loved this book! Wonderful, and wonderfully flawed characters. Elegant writing, excellent story structure and perfect pacing kept me reading late into the evening. This is the second book by Gillard that I've read, and I'm looking forward to reading more books by her in the future. Highly recommended!
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Holly Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
In an attempt to leave her home, her family, her friends and all she’s ever known behind, Rose Leonard wakes up to the sounds of the sea and wind on the small, desolate Scottish isle of North Uist. Perhaps getting this far away is the only way she can stay sane, stay healthy, and focus on her need to create with minimal medication. She isn’t lonely yet; in fact she has already befriended the watchful and caring neighboring family. Shona McAskill, her congenial drinking husband Donald and her [...]
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Rosario (http://rosario.blogspot.com/) Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Rose Leonard has just moved to North Uist, an island off the North of Scotland, in search of some peace in her life. She hopes the slow pace and emptiness of the island will allow her to concentrate on her art and will do her mental health good. Rose is bipolar, and she's still recovering from a chaotic ending to a stormy relationship.In North Uist, she not only finds a community she quickly becomes part of, but a man who weakens her determination to stay away from relationships.I enjoyed this o [...]
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Laura Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
This was a tough read. The subject matter that is. Rose is attempting to start fresh after an attempted suicide; a subject that I personally tend to stay away from. It's not a very enticing subject, and not very entertaining for obvious reasons. But sometimes it's not what is being said, but how one says it that matters. I could not have stomached this story if Gillard's writing had been any less beautiful. It's fitting that it's a story about an artist, as it paints very vivid pictures. I envis [...]
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Hilary Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
This book had so much promise for me - a beautiful Hebridean setting, a love story so drenched in the creativity of the two lovers, the fact that they are two grown-ups. This is is a novel with warmth, empathy and heart. I am loving what I've started to call for myself 'ScotLit' (sorry) - wonderful novels in which the power of the Scottish landscape is almost as much a protagonist as the characters, and which are mature and full of insight. However, my reservation about this one is that it seeme [...]
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Lynda Hunter Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
It doesn't seem quite right to list this wonderful and sensitive book under just general fiction as Ms Gillard shows such insight into matters of mental illness and quite simply human frailty. In this it is a beautiful novel touching on real life and the extremes of anguish which are sometimes suffered. However don't think from this that it is a depressing novel, it certainly is not. It is actually uplifting, a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Other reviewers have outlined the stor [...]
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Janet Hartman Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Linda Gillard's Emotional Geology is an incredible debut. The paths of a bipolar mother haunted by her dead husband who was no gem, their daughter dealing with her own guilt, and a Scotsman with his own buried pain are intricately woven together and lead you to discoveries you do not expect. Gillard even manages to throw in bits of humor to lighten things up along the way.This non-linear read jumps around a lot. Sometimes that bothers me in a book, but not with this one. I think that's because t [...]
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Rob Godfrey Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
I read this again over the previous 2 days. I loved this book the first time and this time too.Set on a Scottish Hebridean Island it conjures up the beauty and the bleakness of that windswept place very clearly. It's cold and raining most of the time - which is exactly true.Everyone seems to drink a lot of whisky - I was beginning to feel left out and wanted one myself as I was reading it.But best of all are the very believable characters; they are funny, petty, warm, good and bad - pretty stand [...]
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Laura Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
This is Linda Gillard's first book and it is amazing! Set on a bleak but beautiful island in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, textile artist Rose suffers from bipolar disorder and has moved to this remote location to simplify her life and try to heal. She meets Calum, a teacher and poet who has moved back to his childhood home to exorcise demons of his own. This book is beautifully written and expertly plotted and it is a true page turner--as the relationship between the two unfolds, so much is reveal [...]
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Paula Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
This is the third book by Linda Gillard and it is my favourite. 'Emotional Geology' was a powerful story which I related to in so many ways, Rose was a memorable and excellent character and very complex, I liked how Linda Gillard did not label her, yes Rose suffers from bi-polar but it is not the main aspect of Rose, everything about Rose was explained in a clear and caring manner, with understanding. Calum was also a excellent character, like Rose he had his own issues, I thought it was realist [...]
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Paula Connelly Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
This is the first time in my life I have read a book in just one day! I really only bought this book because a photographer friend of mine took the beautiful photograph which is the cover. I had it on my "to read" list for quite a long time before I finally got round to it, because to be honest I thought the subject matter sounded a little depressing. How wrong I was!The writing is beautiful and the characters so well portrayed. The style is somewhat unusual in that the book shifts from past to [...]
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LindyLouMac Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
bookcrossing/journal/4I was expecting great things from this book, because of all the good reports I have been reading about Transita authors recently! Well it certainly met my expectations. Well written, easy to read and in the authors own words 'intelligent romance for mature women.'It is a love story but a haunting one. Set in a beautiful location which the author brings to life on the printed page. Poetic, artistic and informative. Linda Gillard writes knowledgably on the subjects she includ [...]
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sisterimapoet Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
I liked the sound of this novel, but the publisher blurb about books for 'mature women' unnerved me a bit. I wasn't sure if I wanted to count myself as that quite yet! But no fear, this is simply a really good book. Every box was ticked - plot, characters, setting. A perfect balance of thought and feeling. People who acted in a way that made sense, to me as a reader at least, if not always to themselves. I loved where the characters lived and the things that drove them. This is the sort of book [...]
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Mireille Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
A lovely book which captured me completely sensitively written .
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Heidi Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
It was not my intention to forfeit sleep, but I simply could not put this one down. I did try. Beautiful. Telling. Affecting. Affirming. Just wonderful.
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Ron Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
I shouldn’t like this book: it’s a love story and I am a cynical bloke that detests sentimentality. But I loved it. I loved the setting on Uist in the Hebrides; I loved the structure with its varying points of view; I loved the themes especially the interplay between poetry and textile art; I loved the way we gradually learned more about the two main characters, including Rose’s bipolar condition and the reason Calum drank so much; I loved the interspersing of poems and letters and the lyr [...]
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Rachel Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Emotional Geology is one of my all-time favourite books. It's a love story, but not a typical one, the main character is in her forties and suffers with bipolar disorder and the man she meets is younger than her. The Scottish landscape is a huge part of the story too and if it doesn't make you want to explore the islands then there's something wrong with you ;-)Altogther brilliant.
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Chachic Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Originally posted here.Oh wow, I don't think I can write a review that would do this book justice. I can't even classify what genre it falls under. Emotional Geology is about so many unfamiliar things - it's about forty-seven-year-old Rose and her everyday problems as she tries to cope with bipolar disorder and a past that's been troubling her for years. Rose settles in a remote area in Scotland, hoping to immerse herself in her work as a textile artist. She finds a kindred spirit in Calum, a ha [...]
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Nikki Bywater Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Rose Leonard moves to the remote Gaelic speaking island of North Uist, off the west coast of Scotland. She wants to embrace the silence and solitude of the island and be alone, she wants to escape from her past and have a fresh start. Rose is an intelligent and very creative woman. She occupies her time by making textile art from leftover scraps of material. This is what Rose does to relax and she tries to use this to help heal her self from the past. However, her memories and the past she is tr [...]
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HÜLYA Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Aşkın Büyülü Mucizesi - Lİnda Gillard Orjinal Adı Emotional Geology olan Aşkın Büyülü Mocizesinin Puanı 5/4 Benim puanım 5/4,5Çok beğendim bayıldım desem az söylemiş olurum Linda Gillard'ı ilk defa okuyorum ayaklarımı yerden kestiİki yaralı yürek iki tarafında büyük acıları hesaplaşmaları olan bir kadın ile erkeğin hayat ile mücadelesiKitabı elime bakmak için aldım başlarda biraz sanki bir durağanlık varsa da hikaye 15-20 sayfada birden açıldı elimde [...]
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Amanda Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Rose is a textile artist with bipolar disorder who for years found her medication dulled her ability to work. After a stunning betrayal that landed her in a mental hospital, she has moved to a quiet, extraordinarily rural island in Scotland in an attempt to control her illness with as little medication as possible so she may still create her art. Her life isn’t quite as quiet as she imagined it would be, though, with a warm neighbor, Shona, who introduces her to her brother, a teacher and poet [...]
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Jyoti Babel Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard is a sensitive and emotional read. It is about a forty seven years old lady, Rose and her tumultous emotional journey and how she tries to recover from her past failed relationship with Gavin, an avid mountaineer and move on in life. Rose is a complex character and the author has very intricately described her, right from her love for her boyfriend-Gavin, the textile work she loves to do that works like a therapy to her, to her bipolar disorder sufferings, abou [...]
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Carol W Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Rose, has moved to a Scottish Island that has no mountains. Gavin climbed mountains. Rose tries to convince those around her that she is over Gavin, but moving on with her life is proving a challenge. A Bi-polar sufferer, Rose believes that the remoteness of her new home and her textile therapy and work is helping her to heal emotional scars of her past.Enter, Calum, another one of the author's gorgeous leading men. Calum is the distraction Rose had not counted on. Calum is strong, handsome and [...]
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Jenny Stewart Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
Wow! Linda does it again. This is my fourth book of hers. Cauldstane was my very favorite. This one, Emotional Geology was not in the same genre at all. I can't come up with a perfect catagory for it. Yes, there's romance and friendship. But more important is the depiction of the bi-polar patient, Rose, who is desparately trying to better cope with her creative curse/blessing. I was drawn to her love of textiles and artistic abilities (blessing) and terribly sympathetic to her bi-polar afflictio [...]
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H.C. Gray Sep 15, 2019 - 13:50 PM
A brave book for tackling grief, mental illness and ptsd. Not many authors would want to sideline the central romance to such things, but this author does so sensitively, with characters who don't always make good choices, but whom you root for anyway. It was good to see such subject matters taken seriously.Such difficult themes are wrapped up in the author's wonderful descriptions of the island landscape and interesting depictions of island life. The talk of the climbing world too, and Rose' s [...]
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Emotional Geology By Linda Gillard A passionate, off beat love story set on the bleak and beautiful island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides Rose Leonard is on the run from her life Haunted by her turbulent past, she takes refuge in a remote Hebridean island community where she cocoons herself in work, silence and solitude in a house by the sea Life and new love are offered by friends, her estranged daA passionate, off beat love story set on the bleak and beautiful island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides Rose Leonard is on the run from her life Haunted by her turbulent past, she takes refuge in a remote Hebridean island community where she cocoons herself in work, silence and solitude in a house by the sea Life and new love are offered by friends, her estranged daughter and most of all by Calum, a fragile younger man who has his own demons to exorcise But does Rose, with her tenuous hold on sanity, have the courage to say Yes to life and put her past behind her Shortlisted for the WAVERTON GOOD READ AWARD 2006Runner up for PURE PASSION North West Libraries award promoting romantic fiction Praise for EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY I dropped everything to read it Read it that very night, in fact In one solid chunk I had things to do, sleep to get, work to wake up for, and yet none of it mattered and nothing could tear me away from this breathtaking story I ve been dreaming of Scotland for the past several nights and I have this book to thank for it ANGIEVILLE US book blog The emotional power makes this reviewer reflect on how Charlotte and Emily Bronte might have written if they were living and writing now NORTHWORDS NOW A book about madness, memory and mountaineering that defies categorisation A love story filled with passion and paint stripping honesty HIGHLANDS ISLANDS ARTS JOURNAL Lyrical, intriguing and haunting ISLA DEWAR Women Talking Dirty Complex and important issues are played out in the windswept beauty of a Hebridean island setting, with a hero who is definitely in the Mr Darcy league What I most liked about it was the writer s evident love for fabric, handiwork of various kinds and the way she brings a whole landscape to life I m looking forward to her next ADELE GERAS Facing the Light

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