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Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
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Jan 07, 12

bookshelves: romance, fantasy
Read on January 07, 2012

Thornyhold is a sweet little romance with just a hint of mystery and the fantastical. Nothing alarming about it -- no dead bodies buried in the back garden -- just what I suppose some people would call a "clean" romance. It was perfect for a break from my coursework. It's nothing wildly exciting: it feels soft and nostalgic round the edges. The characters aren't exactly vivid and bright: I doubt I'll remember them in a month or two. But they were comfortable, and I was glad of the happy ending for all concerned.

I think Mary Stewart will be my go-to writer for palate-cleansing sweet little stories. My equivalent of chick-lit, if you will.
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Daniel I only know Stewart from her Arthur books; I didn't know she wrote comforting prose (which the Arthur books were decidedly not!).


Nikki The other books of hers I've read are less cosy than this one, in general, too!


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