A thrilling, twisty tale of a dangerous romance set in the heart of mid-century Savoy, from the author of Madam, Will You Talk.
'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times
Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy.
But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it . . .
Praise for Mary Stewart:
'A wonderful wordsmith'Scotsman
'I'd rather read her than most other authors' Harriet Evans
'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent
'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan
Reader reviews of Nine Coaches Waiting:
'I was hooked from page one to page-the-end . . . Stewart is a wonderful writer'
'It had me in it's thrall from start to finish. I am compelled to recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read that keeps you on tenterhooks all the way through'
'I finished it at 4 in the morning. Talk about unputdownable!'
'A very good blend of thriller and romance . . . perfect for a lazy day by the pool'
Good summer read
I keep rereading Mary Stewart books all my life. They are familiar and comforting and good books for summer reading.
Read as a 13-year-old; tried again
I thought it would be good to go back to an old chestnut but alas, sigh, it’s pretty silly. All the highs and lows of a 19th century romance but written and set in the mid 20th century. If you like French fairy tales, it has all the elements except the enchanted pumpkin.