The Stormy Petrel
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... show more
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....From the Paperback edition.
Publish date: March 1st 1995
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Romantic Suspense
, Gothic Romance
Stormy Petrel, published in 1991, is the latest book (chronologically) that I’m looking at in this series. To be honest, I’m not quite sure what to make of it. I liked revisiting it quite a bit–there’s some interesting stuff about gender and genre that I think Stewart couldn’t have written earlier–b...
I'm not sure what category to put this one in. Mary Stewart writes romantic suspense, but The Stormy Petrel was hardly romantic or suspenseful. As always though, I did enjoy her descriptive writing. She has a way of pulling you into the surroundings of the story that I really enjoy, but overall a di...
Another mystery. There were spoilery aspects of this that I liked very much indeed, and the characters and motivations were nicely drawn. I think that this is one of my favorite Stewarts, besides Thornyhold and maybe The Ivy Tree. (Dec 2011)
3.5 stars. I liked the setting very much -- a small Scottish island. I liked the heroine and was easily drawn into the story. The ending was a little anticlimatic, but it was a quick, enjoyable read. I certainly did not expect the outcome with Bagshaw -- not sure if those actions were in character, ...
Not to be all literal, but couldn't they have shown a bird on the cover? Or, I don't know, an isolated island? Because I don't have the foggiest idea what a petral is, and sometimes I can't get to the computer to google.Although I dearly love Mary Stewart, this is not my favorite. It feels a littl...
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