Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
.@VickiBatman ~ I get thrills and chills over this author #MFRWorg #PlottingPrincesses
I can't even remember when I first read
Mary Stewart romantic mysteries. I remember my sister reading The Crystal Cave (about King Arthur and Merlin) in high school and I liked it. Maybe it was when I was a single gal and shared a two bedroom apartment with my roomie. I worked in corporate retail for a large department store; so I occasionally had a day-off during the work week. One day, I perused her book shelves and found Nine Coaches Waiting by Ms. Stewart. I know I checked to see if this was the same one--yes, she was. The book instantly enthralled me.
I grew up not buying many books. Oh mainly a Scholastic one in elementary school. But for the most part, I've always been a large library devotee. So when I discovered Nine Coaches Waiting, I wanted more. Like most readers, if I found an author I really, really liked, I wanted to consume everything they'd written. So I took my hard-earned savings and bought Ms. Stewarts's books.
I've reread them so many times. It's like a great homecoming. Her heroines travel to cool places. The heroes are manly men. One of my favs is Madam, Will You Talk? Here's the blurb: A widow and friend travel to the south of France and encounter a wanted antiques dealer trying to get back his kidnaped son.
Hooked? I've always said this one would make a fabulous movie. Airs Above the Ground features a jewel thief, a circus, a stolen Royal Lipizzaner stallion, and a spy. My Brother Michael retraces a brother's steps in Greece. during World War II.
Do you have a feel good go-to author?
For more about Mary Stewart, check out the unofficial fan page: Mary Stewart