Rose Cottage

  • by Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by Samantha Eggar
  • 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1947, Kate Herrick, widowed by the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home. A tiny thatched dwelling nestled in an idyllic country setting, Rose Cottage at first appears the picture of tranquility. But Kate soon discovers that someone has broken in; the papers that are the object of her have disappeared, and the village seethes with gossip. How harmless are her elderly neighbors, who are suspected of witchcraft? And what is behind their reports of nighttime prowlers and ghosts in the cottage garden? Determined to uncover the truth, Kate seeks the help of childhood friends and neighbors. Her quest leads her along a trail of family bitterness, jealousy and revenge- and into an exploration of her own past. Along the way she finds true happiness in her humble beginnings and discovers romance where she least expects it.


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Customer Reviews

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fairly light

This may have suffered from being abridged (which I hadn't noticed when I ordered it), but the story here, although pleasant, was very slight, with the plot turns quite obvious.
I've read a few of Mary Stewart's books and this wasn't really up to the same level as some of her other romantic thrillers.
The accents that the narrator gave the character were quite peculiar. It's set in County Durham (one character works in Sunderland and another is staying near Bishop Auckland), but most of the accents seem vaguely Scottish or Irish. That apart, it's well read.
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- Catriona


A delightful charming tale. First read many years ago, has lost nothing in the retelling.
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- Scorpio

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books