Author(s): Mary Stewart
When Kate Herrick's grandmother asks her to travel down from Scotland to her childhood home in Todhall to retrieve some papers and family mementoes before Rose Cottage is sold, Kate is happy enough to go, but curious as to the changes she may find there. Widowed in the recent war - this is the summer of 1947 - and comfortably settled now in London, she is in some doubt as to how the village will receive her. Rose Cottage - a tiny thatched dwelling with fragrant roses in the garden - is unchanged, and the villagers seem friendly. But there is evidence of a break-in at the cottage, and then her nearest neighbours, three elderly ladies from what the villagers call 'Witches' Corner', come with tales of night-time prowlers in the cottage garden, and even ghosts. In the process of solving the mystery, Kate finds romance.
A reissue in new series style of this romantic suspense novel from this much loved bestselling author
Praise for Mary Stewart: 'A sunset touch ... gentle love story ... a happy return' -- The Times 'There are few to equal Mary Stewart as an entertainer' -- Daily Telegraph 'Vivid, enthralling, absolutely first class' -- Daily Mail '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 is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1955. It was an immediate success and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She was made a Doctor of Literature by Durham University in 2009.