The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



The isolated cottage on the remote Hebridean island of Moila seemed like an ideal away-from-it-all retreat for writer Rose Fenemore, a place where she could work in peace, and where her brother Crispin could walk, fish and photograph the birds and wildlife. But it is not easy to escape the world and its troubles. Crispin's arrival is delayed, and Rose, on her own in the lonely cottage, has to cope with two very different men who come in from the sea on a night of summer storm.

About Mary Stewart

See more books from this Author
Novelist Mary Stewart was born on September 17, 1916 in Sunderland, County Durham, England. She graduated from Durham University and taught English at both the school and university level. She is the well-known author of the Merlin Trilogy, whose titles include "The Crystal Cave" (1970), "The Hollow Hills (1973) and "The Last Enchantment" (1979). Stewart's other titles include "Madam, Will You Talk?" (1955), "My Brother Michael" (1959), "The Rough Magic" (1964), "The Little Broomstick" (1971), "Touch Not the Cat" (1976), "A Walk in Wolf Wood" (1980) and "Thornyhold" (1988). She currently divides her time between Edinburgh and the West Highlands in Scotland.
Published January 1, 1991 by William Morrow & Co. 176 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Stormy Petrel

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

By the English author of Thornyhold (1988), etc., more atmospheric romance, but here in a slight, mere wisp of a novel set in Scotland's Western Islands.

| Read Full Review of The Stormy Petrel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A professor vacationing in the Hebrides is discomfited by two unexpected guests in this charming tale.

| Read Full Review of The Stormy Petrel


I recently picked up Stormy Petral, which I had not read, in a charity shop which had a roomful of books you could take for free.

| Read Full Review of The Stormy Petrel

Reader Rating for The Stormy Petrel

An aggregated and normalized score based on 23 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review