I was reading “The Auschwitz Escape,” when a library book I ordered arrived. So, I briefly put down the “Auschwitz” book and read, “The Stormy Petrel,” by Mary Stewart.
Rose Fenemore needs time away, where she can be alone and write poetry. She wants an “ivory tower.” So, Rose and her brother Crispin make plans to meet on the island of Moila off the west coast of Scotland. Well, she did get more than rest! Her brother, through no fault of his own, was delayed and Rose had quite the adventure. Oh yes. She is awakened to a noise in the cottage. She puts on a “dressing gown,” walks downstairs and finds a man standing in her kitchen holding a “kettle!” I think I would have screamed and threw something at him! ha! Or better yet, RUN!
I enjoyed this story. I loved the imagery and the atmosphere. Mary Stewart describes the island beautifully, the birds, the otters, the storms and the sea. There are only a handful of people on the island and I would love to visit Moila. The book might be a little predictable, but I was ok with that. This wasn’t my favorite book by this author but I did enjoy it, very much. Happy Reading!
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