Rose Cottage

Hello and welcome to the second annual Mary Stewart Reading Week. This week is dedicated to reading the novels of Lady Mary Stewart who sadly passed away in May. I started reading her books back in December 2012 and have thoroughly enjoyed every one that I’ve read. I’ve only read her suspense novels, but I do hope to read her Merlin series one day. I love the vintage, old fashioned feel of her books, her strong female leads and the romantic intrigue her suspense books always include. I also think that she writes very simply and beautifully about nature and truly creates wonderful settings. There is much to be admired in her novels. They may not be ‘great literature’, but they are well-written, engrossing, intelligent, very entertaining and they have many fans around the world.

I want to thank all of you who’ve spread the word about this event and have been so supportive about celebrating Lady Stewart’s legacy. I really look forward to seeing what you read and write about this week.

mybrothermichael

I will keep a running list here of all Mary Stewart posts written this week so that we can read each other’s thoughts. You can let me know you’ve posted by commenting here, sending me an email at gudrunstights at gmail dot com, or tweeting about your post using the hashtag #mstewartrw. If you don’t blog you can leave a comment here with your thoughts.

Thank you for participating – I wish you a wonderful week of reading Mary Stewart!

 

14 Comments

  1. I have The Gabriel Hounds on my bedside table ready to start 🙂

  2. I’m loving Thornyhold already ….

  3. I have Rose Cottage at the ready & will begin this A.M. Excited!~!

  4. I love Mary Stewart for all the reasons you’ve mentioned here. I’m reading The Crystal Cave for the reading week and enjoying it so far!

  5. Though I’m not sure I’ll manage a blog post about it, I read Nine Coaches Waiting over the weekend and really enjoyed it. The relationship between Linda and Raul was a great example of romantic suspense and I could see some similarities to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. I also recently treated myself to a little shopping spree from The Book Depository and Stormy Petrel was one of the books I chose, so I’ll probably be reading that soon.

  6. I’m behind and haven’t started reading my book yet!

  7. Pingback: Darkness in Delphi: My Brother Michael - The Emerald City Book Review

%d bloggers like this: