I read Mary Stewart’s books years ago and would look for them as soon as they were published. A while ago the books came out in e-books and I want to read them again. I found two that I have not read this one of them. This is a feel-good novel which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The story takes place shortly after World War 2. Kate Herrick was married and widow during the war. Kathy grew up in Rose Cottage. It belongs to the Hall and her Grandparents were gifted to the tenancy by the Lord. Her grandfather was the estate gardener and her Grandmother was the cook. Kathy work at the estate on special occasions. Her Gran went North with the family. Her Mother left when Kathy was six years and later died in Ireland. Kate’s Grans has decided to stay in Scotland and ask Kate to return to Rose Cottage and ship her belongs to Scotland. Kate has list items and is told about a wall safe with the family papers. The papers are missing and the neighbors tell her that her Mother with gipsy has been seen around the house. Kate and Dave found the hole that was dug near the cottage. There is a major twist to the tale. Who has been around the area? Are the gossips correct? Who put the roses on Aunt Bessie’s grave? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.