Mystery on the Isle of Skye
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Mystery on the Isle of Skye

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Winging over the ocean on her way from America to Scotland and the Misty Isle of Skye, Cathy MacLeod finds the events of the past few weeks hard to believe. An orphan, Cathy has been brought up by a beloved grandmother. But now her grandmother is ill and Cathy has to get used to the idea of making her home with another relative -- probably her Aunt Bertha, a well-intention...more
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 28th 1991 by Fawcett (first published 1955)
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Not her best work, and it hasn't aged well. Even when this was fresh and new you would have had to groove on your Scotch/Celtic heritage to really enjoy it. The characters were flat and exist only to move through a guided tour of Skye.
boring. that's about it. I picked this up because I enjoyed Lois Lenski's work, and I love anything about Scotland. I thought for sure I would enjoy this. But it was dull. You can old fashioned in a charming way, like Little Women or Anne of Green Gables, or you can have just dated, like this book. I did learn a little about the Isle of Skye that was interesting, but otherwise it was just a story about a girl trying to find a family, but disguised as a mystery. oh well. I've read worse.
Teresa Edwards
The only reason I'm giving this one three stars is because it was definitely written for kids and didn't really appeal to me; otherwise, Phyllis Whitney's descriptive writing and her ability to teach me about other places is, as always, a pleasant experience.
Phyllis Whitney was one of my favorite authors when I was younger. This is just a re-read of one of my favorites to see if I still like it so many years later.
Rebecca Berinstein
A very interesting mystery and puzzle. even with countless rereadings I can never figure out the ending.
My favorite Phyllis Whitney - American Cathy visits relatives in Scotland, where she is drawn into a mystery.
May 17, 2009 Jz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
I read this as a young teen, and loved it then. I guess that it would read as dated now.
Different cover than shown. mainly bought because Calhouns are from Isle of Skye!
Oct 03, 2010 Scoozer marked it as to-read
I read all of Phyllis A. Whitney's books as a teen and want to reread them.
O.K. plot--nice ending--easy reading--not suspenseful
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Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".

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