I was a little busy with sewing on Friday, but I managed a few pages of Nine Coaches Waiting, and yesterday, I managed a few more pages. I woke up at three this morning unable to sleep for over an hour, so I gave up and gave in to the book sitting on the sofa. I am so glad I did since I finished the last page right after lunch (and took a cat nap during that time). An easy read with a bit of suspense, allusion, and romance.....what more could a girl ask for?
|2007 photo of Mary Stewart|
|Jacket photo of Mary Stewart|
What's not to like--truly very little, but parts of the plot feel contrived and the overly zealous allusions to Cinderella do get tiring. Otherwise, the pacing is only a little slower than a more current novel but spot-on for its time.
Recommendation--read this one if you like suspense or romance! However, just in case you need more motivation, here are two sites that may help.
fan page: http://marystewartnovels.com/index.html
A note of interest about novelist Mary Stewart: born in 1916 and now 97, she is well and living in England. She has published 23 novels (three for young adults) and one book of poetry.