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Nine Coaches Waiting
Nine Coaches Waiting
Author: Mary Stewart
ISBN: 1790
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Book Type: Paperback
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One of my favorite books.Young governess finds danger and romance in France.
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cyndij avatar reviewed Nine Coaches Waiting on + 1031 more book reviews
Linda Martin is brought to Chateau de Valmy as governess for young Phillipe, whose parents have died and who is now being cared for by his chilly aunt and foreboding uncle. Why so much emphasis that she can't speak French? Was the shot in the woods really just an accident? And whats behind Raoul de Valmy's interest in Linda?
Mary Stewart elevated the romantic suspense genre to its peak, and there just hasn't been anything like her since. The brave and lovely heroines meet a handsome stranger, but danger lurks in the background. Nine Coaches Waiting is my favorite only because I read it first - in fact, I still have the paperback copy I bought back in 1973. I just pulled it out the other day and was again reminded how much I liked her books. A plus: they're all standalones, unlike today where everything is part of a series.
Stewart can evoke a sense of place like no other, her descriptions put you right there with the characters. It's set firmly in its time without feeling dated. She shows you the attraction building between the characters without need for lengthy sex scenes. And there's always a scene or two with a fantastic description of a good meal.
If you haven't read Mary Stewart before, this is a great book to start with.
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Typical Mary Stewart: European aristocracy, suspense, romance. Very good read.
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Stewart provides some of the best descriptions of food going!
Jerseygirltoo avatar reviewed Nine Coaches Waiting on + 453 more book reviews
I don't usually read suspense type romances, and I'm not crazy about books written in the first person, but I decided to give Nine Coaches a try because it's a classic. Although it took me a little while, once the plot thickened I was totally hooked. Stewart is a wonderful writer, and the story builds to a thrilling climax.
tadiana avatar reviewed Nine Coaches Waiting on + 24 more book reviews
This is my personal favorite of Mary Stewart's mystery/romances. It has echoes of Cinderella and is intelligently written. If you like your romance reading non-explicit and a little more deeply written, give Mary Stewart a try. I also recommend her "Madam Will You Talk".

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