I started with “Thornyhold” and “Rose Cottage”, and thought “Good books, definitely worth getting more”. Then I read “Madam, Will You Talk?”, “Airs Above the Ground”, and “The Moon-Spinners”… all very good, falling within my B and B+ ranges.
And then last night I read “Nine Coaches Waiting”. WOW. Part of it was due to the book just matching my reading mood perfectly. I was in the right mood for tempestous relationships, a dark brooding hero, a dangerous flight in the middle of the night…
Even better, I went into the book having just glanced at the cover blurb, with no idea what the plot was, and somehow I think this suited the set-up perfectly. I was experiencing events with the heroine as they unfolded and this just felt right, especially with the first-person narration.
And it was beautifully written. I was so completely caught up in the plot, the characters, the setting, the romance, the suspense – and the ending was just perfect.
I may get around to writing a review a little later, but right now, I’m going to the Book Depository to place another order.
I need more Mary Stewart.