The Stormy Petrel

The Stormy Petrel

Book - 1991
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Rose Fenemore is taking a break from her Cambridge teaching post in an isolated cottage on the island of Moila. One evening, she is shocked to discover an attractive stranger, Ewen Mackay, in her kitchen, who claims to have grown up in the cottage. She is tempted to believe him, when another man seeks shelter from the storm. John Parsons also rouses Rose's skepticism...and more tender feelings as well. And as the truth about the two men unfolds, the stormy petrels, fragile elusive birds who fly close to the waves, come to symbolize Rose's confusion and the mystery of her future....
Publisher: New York : Morrow, c1991.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780688110352
Characteristics: 189 p. ; 25 cm.


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ArapahoeKati May 11, 2017

The plot was a bit weak but the writing and description language sucked me in. Can't wait to read more of Mary Stewart.

Oct 19, 2014

I am re-reading Mary Stewart. Loved this one. Her descriptions of the Hebridean Islands are evocative and what happens with the Old House and the Cottage in the light of more recent times, ties in so well in fact made immediate by the storyline.

tdk Aug 20, 2012

meh, classifying this book as a suspense is a far stretch. The first third of the book was enjoyable but took a turn for the worst and by then the damage was done and could not be recovered. Too bad.


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