Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Grasping Root” as Want to Read:
The Grasping Root
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Grasping Root

(Remnants #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Inspired by Scotland's history and enlivened with extensive research, with a page taken out of the Outlander Bible...

Four children and their mother have found a new home in 1824 Nova Scotia, but ghosts haunt their steps.

A strong sense of justice leads Neil to push for an investigation into the death of their father, Gillan, while religious prejudice and economic disparity
Published November 3rd 2017 by Margaret Pinard
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Grasping Root, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Grasping Root

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-32
Average rating 4.20  · 
Rating details
 ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Grasping Root
Jackie Rogers
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Liked this book. I like any reading on Scotland. Is a family who has migrated to Nova Scotia. They struggle with hardship as they forge a new path. The characters were delightful and improved on as the story develops. This is second book in series and I eagerly await the third. Thanks to Ms. Pinard and Goodreads.
Gwen Elf
This is the second of three books. I was glad to see a glossary in the back as my Gaelic isn't so good.
Thank you for the continuing story I look forward to #3.
Gwen Elf
Pamela Ferguson
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this. I did not read the first book but the story and struggle of family was easy to comprehend. I loved the book cover. Good read.
Valerie Ihsan
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a sweet book (second in series) that reads as a blend of Outlander and Little House on the Prairie. The family is Scottish and go through many trials within their pioneer lifestyle. I liked all the characters and the ending was satisfying. The main stories in this book were centered around discovering who was responsible for the father’s death in the previous book, the oldest daughter getting ready for a possible marriage, and a fascinating look at the mother’s mysterious malady.
Elizabeth Mitchell
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Reading The Grasping Root is like slipping on worn leather gloves; each time you sit down with her book, it becomes more comfortable and familiar than the time before. Ms. Pinard's characters live and breathe through every word–both heartbreakingly and heartwarmingly so. Each paragraph brings a new depth as if her writing is getting better as the story unfolds. By the end, I was on the edge of my seat to see what life would throw at Neil next, how Muirne would handle her discovery and motherhood ...more
Peg Pinard
rated it it was amazing
Mar 30, 2018
rated it really liked it
May 30, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Oct 19, 2018
rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2018
Sheeda Cates
rated it it was amazing
Oct 10, 2018
Dawn  Walker
rated it really liked it
Mar 06, 2018
Lindi Goins
rated it it was ok
Feb 22, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Sep 29, 2019
Korina Drenon
rated it it was amazing
Oct 07, 2018
rated it liked it
May 12, 2018
Paulette Mcelmoyle
marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2017
marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2017
marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2018
McPhaul M.
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2019
Benjamin Gorman
marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2019
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Gazmend Kryeziu
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Barbara Senteney
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Phillip III
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Jamie Piper
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Ronald Smith
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Carol McFarlane
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Melly Mel
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Family Medici: The Hidden History of the Medici Dynasty
  • Pushing up Daisies (Agatha Raisin, #27)
  • The Aeneid
  • Hidden Depths (Vera Stanhope, #3)
  • The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern
  • To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5)
  • Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer (Agatha Raisin, #29)
  • Murder at Merisham Lodge (Miss Hart and Miss Hunter Investigate, #1)
  • There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin, #20)
  • Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli in his World
  • Telling Tales (Vera Stanhope, #2)
  • The Fear Book: Facing Fear Once and for All
  • The Perfect Paragon (Agatha Raisin, #16)
  • Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
  • Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (Agatha Raisin, #14)
  • Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
  • Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (Agatha Raisin, #9)
See similar books…
Sign up to hear about Margaret's newest releases here:

Margaret Pinard has spent her first few decades traveling the globe in search of adventures to incorporate into her writing, including living in the lands of the Celts, the cities of European fashion, and several dolce far niente Mediterranean cultures.

Her three novels include Memory's Hostage, a historical mystery; Dulc

Other books in the series

Remnants (3 books)
  • The Keening (Remnants, #1)
  • Storm Wrack and Spindrift

News & Interviews

There's something great about a paperback book: They're perfect book club choices, you can throw them in your bag and go, and they've been out in...
50 likes · 14 comments