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My Brother Michael By MaryStewart My Brother Michael ONLY A MOMENT BEFORECamilla Haven is on holiday alone and wishes for some excitement She had been sitting quietly in a crowded Athens cafe writing to her friend Elizabeth in England Nothing ever hap

  • Title: My Brother Michael
  • Author: MaryStewart
  • ISBN: 9780380820757
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Brother Michael By MaryStewart ONLY A MOMENT BEFORECamilla Haven is on holiday alone, and wishes for some excitement She had been sitting quietly in a crowded Athens cafe writing to her friend Elizabeth in England, Nothing ever happens to me Then, without warning, a stranger approached, thrust a set of car keys at her and pointed to a huge black touring car parked at the curb The car for Delphi,ONLY A MOMENT BEFORECamilla Haven is on holiday alone, and wishes for some excitement She had been sitting quietly in a crowded Athens cafe writing to her friend Elizabeth in England, Nothing ever happens to me Then, without warning, a stranger approached, thrust a set of car keys at her and pointed to a huge black touring car parked at the curb The car for Delphi, mademoiselle A matter of life and death, he whispered and disappeared.From that moment Camilla s life suddenly begins to take off when she sets out on a mysterious car journey to Delphi in the company of a charming but quietly determined Englishman named Simon Lester Simon told Camilla he had come to the ancient Greek ruins to appease the shade of his brother Michael, killed some fourteen years earlier on Parnassus From a curious letter Michael had written, Simon believed his brother had stumbled upon something of great importance hidden in the craggy reaches of the mountainside And then Simon and Camilla learned that they were not alone in their searchThe ride was Camilla s first mistake or perhaps she had unintentionally invoked the gods She finds herself in the midst of an exciting, intriguing, yet dangerous adventure An extraordinary train of events turned on a nightmare of intrigue and terror beyond her wildest daydreams.
    My Brother Michael By MaryStewart

    My Brother Michael Rediscovered Classics Stewart, Mary Mary Stewart, author of many bestselling novels, has been often compared with the Bront sisters Her classic My Brother Michael, with its superb mingling of romance and suspense, its vivid descriptions and overtone of impending disaster, is further evidence that the comparison is My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart My Brother Michael is one of my favorite mystery romances, with a stirring plot that moves rapidly and keeps you guessing to the end Nothing ever happens to me laments Camilla and right away we know the adventure is about to begin. My Brother Michael Kindle edition by Stewart, Mary I devoured My Brother Michael and to my delight, I still love as much as I did the first time and maybe a bit as I now have life experience and can appreciate certain nuances now that I didn t back in the day Much of the reason I love it is not only due to a complex plot and well developed characters, but because even her minor characters My Brother Michael Jun , My Brother Michael is a novel by Mary Stewart, first published in Plot summary Camilla Haven has recently broken her engagement to Philip and is holidaying on her own in Greece. My Brother Michael by Janis Owens, Paperback Barnes Up to sh backOn the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gabe attempts to reconcile a family shattered by his betrayal of his older brother, Michael As Gabe contends with a host of personal demons, he recounts his lifelong love for his brother s wife, Myra, whose own demons threaten to overwhelm all three of them. My Brother Michael Walmart Walmart Up to sh backMary Stewart, author of many bestselling novels, has been often compared with the Bront sisters Her classic My Brother Michael, with its superb mingling of romance and suspense, its vivid descriptions and overtone of impending disaster, is further evidence that the comparison is richly deserved Perhaps Camilla Haven unintentionally invoked the gods that afternoon My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart Don t Judge a Aug , My Brother Michael tells the tale of the very unexpected adventure of Miss Camilla Haven while vacationing in Greece Sitting alone in a caf in Athens, scribing a letter to her friend back home in England, Camilla has literally just written, Nothing ever happens to me, when, well, something does happen to her. My Brother Michael Mary Queen of Plots My Brother Michael is Mary Stewart s fifth published novel It was first serialised in Argosy, a monthly magazine, between November and March with the first instalment being prefaced by a letter from Mary Stewart dated June The Hodder Stoughton UK first edition was released in February My Brother Michael in Argosy. Michael My brother, lost boy of INXS by Tina Hutchence Michael my brother, lost boy of Inxs Beautifully written by Tina Hutchence and Jen jewel Brown Tina, Michael s sister gives insight into her brother s life, From he s birth in Sydney Australia , to the exciting times in Hong Kong where they lived when Michael was very young till there return to Australia when Michael was twelve. My Brother Michael Specialized Housing, Inc. Nov , My brother, Michael, has Down syndrome My parents always wanted Michael to have the same opportunities as my sister and I, so from an early age he was involved in speech and occupational therapy, and he attended public school where he was involved in sports and many extracurricular activities.

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    1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      3.5 stars My fourth time reading this over the years, and it grows on me a little every time Nothing ever happens to me, writes Camilla Haven to her friend from an Athens restaurant in a bout of lonely self pity, so of course you know that she ll be proven wrong in very short order Beware of what you wish for, for you are liable to get it might as well be the second line in the book Camilla is traveling through Greece, wishing to tour the historic area of Delphi but a little short on cash So wh [...]

    2. Hannah on said:

      Update Better reading experience this time around, due to the fact that I had my own new Chicago Press edition and didn t have to rely on the library s old, musty, tattered copy No hazmat suits needed, and this copy smells as a book should DOh and yeah, the story is another hit outta the park by Stewart.Original Review Mary Stewart s, My Brother Michael, was a singularly interesting reading experience for me, to say the least.I received the old, tattered copy from my library sporting a particula [...]

    3. Sara on said:

      The absolute joy of Mary Stewart is her ability to take you right out of this world and place you securely in her own My Brother Michael is one of my favorite mystery romances, with a stirring plot that moves rapidly and keeps you guessing to the end Nothing ever happens to me laments Camilla and right away we know the adventure is about to begin Mary Stewart transformed the fainting heroine into a plucky girl regularly in her novels, but I especially love the way she takes this girl who is feel [...]

    4. Debbie Zapata on said:

      I m afraid I never could get completely interested in this book One of Stewart s early novels, it already had many of the ingredients that sometimes make me feel comfortable and other times make me think Ah, The MS Formula Young single lady off on her own in a foreign country because a friend relative who was supposed to go with her couldn t Check.Mysterious event that whirls our young single lady into a storm of other mysterious events mostly due to her own curiosity Check.Highly detailed descr [...]

    5. Misfit on said:

      Nothing ever happens to me As Camilla Haven sits in a cafe in Athens and writes those very words in a letter to her sister, she has no idea the twists and turns her life is soon going to take A strange man comes and gives her the keys to a rental car, telling her she must take it to Monsieur Simon in Delphi right away a matter of life and death Since she had wanted to go to Delphi and no one comes to claim the car Camilla decides on a lark to take the car and go and she soon finds herself mixed [...]

    6. Autumn Doughton on said:

      So this is the third Mary Stewart novel that I have read in the past six days I might be obsessed It s certainly a possibility that I have been considering At any rate, I feel like a should light up a cigarette or twenty and put on a pencil skirt and heels and go running through the mountains or something Her work is fun and well written, suspenseful, imaginative It s also a bit dated, which honestly matters little to me I sort of like being thrown into what feels like a black and white film sta [...]

    7. Angie on said:

      Originally published here.I ve been dreaming of Greece I ve never been there myself, much to my continual dismay, and so it remains at the very top of my list when it comes to countries I need to visit next Lately, I ve been doing some research on the country for work Hence the dreams And whenever I dream of Greece, I remember my original copy of Edith Hamilton s Mythology that I read cover to cover several times over And I remember Mary Stewart and the wonderful mysteries she set there From The [...]

    8. Tweety on said:

      A Solid 3What I found hard with this book was that all 400 pages happened in Three Days After the beginning car mix up nothing happened till chapter what, 15 And in all honesty, I didn t care overly much about the characters I liked them, yes I really did But that s where is ended Camilla was, welllll a bit, weak If I had been her I d have run, no matter what I didn t find myself liking Simon much, I know I was supposed to, but I didn t Grey eyes or no His gray eyes never entrapped me.I detested [...]

    9. Dorcas on said:

      2 1 2 StarsThis wasn t my favorite Mary Stewart In fact, if it was my first MS I probably wouldn t pick up another but I WILL because I know what she can do I won t give a summary because there s plenty of reviewers who have, but I will say that I did enjoy the descriptions of Greece I could feel the intense heat coming through my sandals and could smell the herby wild flowers and taste the pomegranates Mary Stewart is very good at setting a time and place.But I didn t feel the characters so muc [...]

    10. Nikki on said:

      I don t think there s much new to say about any of these Mary Stewart books that I didn t say about all the others They re a little bit of a guilty pleasure with me, but hey, female heroines, mostly decent male leads I think Simon miiight be my favourite thus far, given his calmness, intelligence, and careful treatment of the protagonist, plus the fact that he s not related to her, doesn t laugh at her, and trusts her , mysteries Not always quite so cosy, really, since this one involves a surpri [...]

    11. Cphe on said:

      Adore Mary Stewart s romantic suspense novels and the fact that this one is set in Greece just adds to the overall enjoyment Enough has already been said about the plot, so no point in going over the same ground.Mary Stewart to this day remains such a bankable author You know that you will find interesting characters, a gentler romance, and an excellent mystery suspense component Vintage but it just adds to the overall charm of the novels.

    12. Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) on said:

      I ll be honest, this may not be a five star book But it holds a memory for me that has stayed with me for over 30 years so there is something special about it I first read it when my sons were little, I was home alone and there was a huge thunderstorm going on This book scared me so badly that I spent the night sitting behind a chair with a rifle on my lapriously I still have a vivid memory of how I felt that night and always remembered th name of this book.So this year I found a used copy in a [...]

    13. Diane Lynn on said:

      Group read with the Mary Stewart group.I still give this 4.5 stars I enjoyed this reread just as much the second time around, despite all the tossed cigarette butts I liked how Camilla was just coming out of her shell after 6 years of living in someone else s shadow Of course Mary Stewart s description of Delphi and the surrounding area is wonderful There is some serious suspense and danger in this one and some really bad guys I also liked that Simon was on a quest to find out what happened to h [...]

    14. Hana on said:

      Not my favorite Mary Stewart, but very diverting as always Wonderful setting in Greece, references to the Greek classics and art, and some very scary final moments I loved the first bit where Camilla finds herself in possession of a car, just as she finishes writing to her sister that nothing ever happens to me I liked her vulnerability and the back story about her overbearing ex husband The hero, Simon, was rather remarkably tough for a classics professor, but maybe he got his training during t [...]

    15. Carol Clouds ꧁꧂ on said:

      3.5 stars.I ve just had a holiday was in a town for the well heeled Obviously they don t bother selling their unwanted books various other stuff as I found a pile of books free to good home I took about 10 this one was the one I was most excited about, in spite of the unappealing cover art as Stewart s This Rough Magic was one of my favourite reads from last year.Firstly I am guessing that Stewart was a heavy smoker herself or lived surrounded by smokers, as pretty much every character in this b [...]

    16. Lori on said:

      Already a fan of Mary Stewart, I began reading My Brother Michael with very high expectations What she achieved here is a type of romantic suspense that is wholly different from her other offerings Okay, I wish there had been one cat prowling around the studio, or it would have been nice if Simon had kissed Camilla at the end But, I really don t want to quibble about that kind of thing If they kissed and I missed it, then please accept my humblest apologies Now, what I loved Darkness oozed out o [...]

    17. ck on said:

      We too made the drive from Athens to Delphi, and the ages dropped away Rereading this book well past my earlier reading in high school I understand why it seemed so important to get my hands on a copy of this book before we headed to Greece A shame that Morrow or whichever house has this title does not reissue this and others of Mrs Stewart s books in electronic form Aside from being good reads in and of themselves, this and several other titles are atmospheric guides to important venues, whethe [...]

    18. Phair on said:

      2.5 stars The first adult books I read were the 50s 60s gothics and romantic suspense books by Holt Stewart et al This was a title that I had long recalled as a favorite since reading it in the early 60s When my f2f mystery discussion group chose it I was happy to revisit After 45 years or so I wish I could say it lived up to my memories alas, it was OK but no longer something special I was, however, impressed with the quality of Stewart s writing Her sentence structure turns of phrase were love [...]

    19. Elisabeth on said:

      3.5 stars Mary Stewart s books are always enjoyable to read because of her sheer skill with words, with creating a you are there atmosphere and a compelling first person narration I think, though, that My Brother Michael is my least favorite of those I ve read so far, in terms of the story itself The backstory is intriguing, but the crimes and their perpetrators seem harsh and sordid than usual, the climax violent Also, I wasn t as keen on the Greek setting and mythology that forms the backgro [...]

    20. Katherine on said:

      This is typical Mary Stewart romantic suspense and this one takes place in Greece Stewart once again spins her magical web of atmosphere and description that transports the reader This would be excellent reading for a cold winter s day because the heat fairly rises off the pages as the characters trek dusty goat paths and explore ancient ruins I m yet again reminded what a well read reader Stewart was herself and thoroughly enjoyed the many references to classical Greek history and literature A [...]

    21. Charity on said:

      I do not know how many times I ve read this book but it continues to hold a certain charm for me Perhaps it recalls the thrill I felt the first time I read it in my early teens, or perhaps it is the old stlye it is written in, or perhaps it is because it is a mystery that ends happily in any case I expect I will be reading it again in a few years so I can revisit Greece, climb through ruins, solve a mystery, and discover that I can do than I thought at the outset.

    22. Jane on said:

      I have travelled to Greece by book, and I have been on a grand adventure with a lovely heroine, to celebrate Mary Stewart Reading Week.The story began with a young woman, Camilla Haven, sitting outside a caf in Athens, writing a letter to a friend She had come on holiday alone, after parting company with her fianc and after the friend who was going to accompany her had an accident, and though she was proud of herself for striking out alone she was a little bored Nothing ever happens to me, she w [...]

    23. Beth on said:

      I don t think this is quite as good as those four stars suggest that said, this is sincere in a way that modern books in the same vein aren t, and that makes My Brother Michael stand out.It s partly Stewart s writing, which is breathless and awed by its depictions much the way Camilla is It s partly the innocence of the time, which makes the plot stand out in stark contrast And it s partly the novel s acknowledgement of its tropes can they be called tropes, if the book was published in 1959 how [...]

    24. Judith on said:

      Nothing ever happens to me , Camilla Havens writes to a friend during her vacation in Greece Camilla temps fate by making this comment and her adventure begins Almost broke, she is sitting in a restaurant in Athens, trying to figure out how to stretch her meager funds in order to see the oracle city of Delphi, when suddenly a man appears and leaves her the keys to an already paid for rental car He tells her it is a matter of life or death that the car be delivered to Delphi to Simon, and as Simo [...]

    25. Sophie on said:

      I like how this story has depth than the usual romantic suspense novel There is still romance although it s fairly understated and suspense, but Stewart provides characterization, lots of character growth and a moving No man is an island theme that gives the story unusual resonance Reading about the English characters awe at seeing so many historical sites in Delphi made me wish I had of a classical education and could quote Sophocles on command as they do, but luckily that level of informatio [...]

    26. Judy on said:

      One of Stewart s earlier mysteries Very fast moving story about a young woman who has left a broken engagement behind and travels to Greece where she experiences some hard tests for herself and finds classics teacher who is trying to find where his brother died at the end of WWII The writing is super, you can feel the history and magic of Greece and the descriptions bring the country to life without boredom of a travelog There is danger, murder, romance Great

    27. Andrea on said:

      Another novel of intrigue, romance and danger from the pen of one of my favorite writers Mary Stewart takes the reader to Delphi where Camilla Haven is on holiday alone and getting herself into a mysterious situation with strangers, where death is close at hand and she finds on vacation than she bargained for What happened to Michael and who is the man who she has put in the driver s seat The suspense never lets up

    28. DeAnna Knippling on said:

      Hmmm The beginning is a bit slow and awkward and the main character far too passive and useless and the descriptions of Greece look just slightly down their noses at you And yet a fun read nonetheless Excellent action at the ending.

    29. Laura on said:

      Buddy read with Misfit, Jeannette, Hannah, Diane, Dorcas My Brother Michael Book Discussion can be found here Madam, want to talk about author Mary Stewart

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