Lady Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1954 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Stewart is known for her novels set in 5th century Britain, e.g., The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills . Here, after a five-year hiatus, she shifts skillfully to the 20th century, mixing magic, witchcraft, and romance. Readers will be hooked from the very first line, ``I suppose that my mother could have been a witch if she had chosen to.'' The speaker is Gilley Ramsey, who has inherited her cousin's house in the English countryside. The opening promise of an engaging story is not broken. An enchanting novel that should have broad appeal. Renee Erman Lipman, Miami