Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart is one of my favorites comfort reads. What I love about Mary Stewart besides the great characterizations and the “magical” romance is that her setting plays an important role as the plot or the characters in the story. In typical gothic fashion the heroine’s husband is sort of missing. The husband or love interest always has this veil of suspicion that surrounds of him.
The air of “mystery” that surrounds the men in Ms. Stewart’s books always make them seem somewhat sexy to me. I don’t know and never mind me. I really enjoyed this novel for the umpteenth time and here is the back blurb:
Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna — until she saw him in a newsreel shot there at the scene of a deadly fire. But her hunt for answers only leads to more sinister questions in a mysterious world of beautiful horses.
And what waits for Vanessa in the shadows is more terrifying than anything she has ever encountered.
Excellent story, excellent romance plus the story was written in 1965 and it still has the ability to enchant new readers of today. I first read this book in the late 1990’s and I was completely blown away. My fellow readers, if you enjoy gothic romances and you haven’t read Mary Stewart, what are you waiting for? Highly recommend this wonderful novel.