Mary Stewart's wonderful novel of suspense and intrigue, reissued in beautiful new series style.
The isolated cottage on the remote Hebridean island of Moila seemed like an ideal away-from-it-all retreat for writer Rose Fenemore, a place where she could work in peace, and where her brother Crispin could walk, fish and photograph the birds and wildlife.
But it is not easy to escape the world and its troubles. Crispin's arrival is delayed, and Rose, on her own in the lonely cottage, has to cope with two very different men who come in from the sea on a night of summer storm.
Lady Stewart's writing is illuminated by her evident affection for the Western Scottish landscape . . . a rattling good yarn - Sunday Telegraph
A sunset touch . . . a gentle love story . . . a happy return - The Times
A beautifully written, atmospheric story - Birmingham Post
She set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing - Elizabeth Buchan
A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors. - Harriet Evans
Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.