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3.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 5 3.19 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Stewart Narrator: Samantha Eggar Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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In the summer of 1947, Kate Herrick, widowed by the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home. A tiny thatched dwelling nestled in an idyllic country setting, Rose Cottage at first appears the picture of tranquility. But Kate soon discovers that someone has broken in; the papers that are the object of her have disappeared, and the village seethes with gossip. How harmless are her elderly neighbors, who are suspected of witchcraft? And what is behind their reports of nighttime prowlers and ghosts in the cottage garden?

Determined to uncover the truth, Kate seeks the help of childhood friends and neighbors. Her quest leads her along a trail of family bitterness, jealousy and revenge- and into an exploration of her own past. Along the way she finds true happiness in her humble beginnings and discovers romance where she least expects it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micol | 2/18/2014

    " Predictable from the get go except for one detail -- but how important is paternity, after all? Fun read, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jael | 2/14/2014

    " This promised to be far more interesting than it actually was. There were a variety of things I didn't like about it - mostly, however, it boiled down to feeling like a quick job. It was only mildly engaging and seemed rushed and tired all at once. Also was not keen on the spiritist neighbour lady. Didn't find the characters came to life or that I really cared about them much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mayde | 2/12/2014

    " Entertaining book, a little cheesy, but cute. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/11/2014

    " A very easy read, with an interesting story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 2/8/2014

    " I really loved Mary Stewart's historical and modern romances when I was a teen/twenty something. Combining historical and modern adventure with (clean) romance, they were fun for me to read. They're a bit dated now, but still fun for those who are still idealistically romantic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinne Yee | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed the story, and was loathe to put it down near the end. However, for me, it left a few too many things to my imagination. I would have liked the author to continue the story just a little bit further. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/21/2014

    " I loved all her books when I was a kid and they were coming out at about yearly intervals. I didn't like the Arthurian books and stopped reading her. Recently saw this on the shelf at the library and took it out for old time's sake. It wasn't romantic and also wasn't mysterious. Finished it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cryssa | 1/17/2014

    " It was a light, lovely read. As always, Mary Stewart comes up with vivid descriptions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micki Meadors | 1/12/2014

    " Not a horrible book. A little ho hum. If you need a relaxing read that has a little mystery in it, this is a good option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 12/24/2013

    " Just a lovely little brain candy read. I used to read Mary Stewart romances in high school, so this brought back memories for me as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/24/2013

    " This was a lovely story about reconnecting with one's roots. It is a light read and the story is somewhat slow-moving, but it has a great ending. I loved it, but I am the type that likes a gentle read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 12/20/2013

    " A very light read - infact, there is almost nothing to it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cayenne | 12/17/2013

    " A very sweet love story, a quaint lovely cottage, and a mystery to solve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/26/2013

    " This is my second-favorite Mary Stewart novel, after Thornyhold. A little suspense, a little romance, and a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 8/19/2013

    " This gentle, old fashioned mystery was an entertaining read. Unlike some of Stewart's other books, this story does not involve a murder; just a little family intrigue. Nothing riveting but her writing style is enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 3/24/2013

    " A woman searches for clues to her past in the house she once lived in. Along the way she finds mystery, danger, and romance. Easy to read, suspenseful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 11/22/2011

    " I read this book on the plane home. This book was just okay. Nothing like her King Arthur books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy Heath | 11/21/2011

    " Any Mary Stewart book is pretty much like comfort food. Nice, enjoyable little read with just enough Stewart-like twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JenMarie | 6/26/2011

    " Excellent book! It was truly a treasure to find. It started out slow at the beginning but became more fun and simple to read with all the lovely little drawings with each chapter. This story was a mix between a romantic Rosamunde Pilcher English novel and a fascinating Nancy Drew mystery. Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 5/23/2011

    " Mary Stewart is my favorite author, I've been reading her since the late 80s. This newer one was not up to her usual work though. I was pretty disappointed. There was no ending where the lead character is alone with the evil guy, no suspense at the end really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Abbott | 5/4/2011

    " I lurk about on blogs from people in Great Britain, and this was suggested by one of my favorite bloggers. It was sweet, but kind of predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 4/26/2011

    " A short enjoyable read if a little predictable. I loved Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy and while this is very different, I still enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rolayne | 3/14/2011

    " Another of my top 3 mary stewart novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 3/13/2011

    " A gentle yet tantalizing mystery which unfolds in the English countryside. A comforting, home-coming, tea-drinking read. Have a biscut. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 3/4/2011

    " The solution of the mystery in this novel was apparent to me far earlier than usual in Stewart's books. The setting and its description were lovely, making the final revelation worth the expected ending. Stewart makes the English countryside and small village come to life in this tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 2/20/2011

    " Not a ton of substance, but a very enjoyable read with a more believable romance than Nine Coaches Waiting (much as I liked that book). 3.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2011

    " A little slow for me but a sweet love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 8/29/2010

    " The story was a wee bit slow, but I still liked it well enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/20/2010

    " A sweet novel of family and live in a bygone era, the world of the english village in the early post-war years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 8/5/2010

    " Sweet story. No tension. Old fashioned. It was a nice change from current best sellers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 3/8/2010

    " A sweet mystery, romance done Mary Stewart style! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 2/24/2010

    " If you're trying out Mary Stewart for the first time, don't read this. It was so dull it took me years to remember she'd written some of my favorite books. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart (1916–2014) was a popular, award-winning author of romantic mystery, suspense, and historical fiction. The author of twenty novels, a volume of poetry, and three books for young readers, she is admired for both her enchanting prose and detailed exotic settings. Eleven of her books reached the New York Times bestsellers list, and two made the #1 New York Times bestseller list. Born in England, she lived for many years in Scotland.

About the Narrator

Samantha Eggar is an English film, television, and voice actress. She has appeared in such films as Doctor Dolittle, Dark Horse, The Brood, and The Light at the Edge of the World. Among her appearances on television are Star Trek: The Next Generation, Commander in Chief, and All My Children. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award, a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award, and an Academy Award nomination.