Nikki's Reviews > Thornyhold

Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
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.
3 likes · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Thornyhold.
sign in »

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Daniel (new)

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!

back to top