The Ivy Tree
by Mary Stewart
Chicago Review Press, Rediscovered Classics, 2007
(originally published in 1961)
source: borrowed from the library
Anbolyn's Mary Stewart Reading Week
R.I.P. VIII challenge
Plot description (from goodreads):
If Mary Grey looked so much like the missing heiress, why should she not be an heiress? And so plain Mary Grey became the glamorous Annabel Winslow. But she did not live happily ever after. In fact, she almost did not live at all. Because someone wanted Annabel missing . . . permanently.
A missing heiresses, impersonation, attempted murder, romance, and an irresistible Northumberland setting combine for a memorable introduction to the world of Mary Stewart. I didn't love this one, but it was still a perfect R.I.P. read - more than a cozy mystery, but no real violence or gore.
Although I didn't finish during Mary Stewart Reading Week, I'd like to thank Anbolyn for hosting the event and motivating me to finally try this author. My next Mary Stewart novel will probably be Nine Coaches Waiting.