Books by Mariah Stewart

B
At the River's Edge

Ms. Stewart returns to the fictional town of St. Denis, Maryland, for the seventh entry in her Chesapeake Diaries series. As a fan of the series, I enjoyed the story overall, and I loved Xe Sands’ narration. However, the story has problems that may irritate readers who haven’t read the earlier e ...

B+
Almost Home

Mariah Stewart’s contemporary romances have been comfort reads for me for years and I was delighted when she returned to the genre after years of writing serial killer romantic suspense. Leigh gave this a B- review here at AAR in print format finding too many returning characters and a too perfect ...

B-
The Long Way Home

Even though I review a lot of small town romances, I can say that the pull is not the small town, but the time spent building relationships and the sense of community. That is something that Ms. Stewart does very well. So even though I have forgotten more characters in St. Dennis, Maryland than I re ...

A-
Wonderful You

While this is the second in the author’s trilogy about the three Enright children, it’s actually the first I read. Not only did it work well for me as a standalone, I fell completely in love with the Enright family, and can’t count the number I’ve times I’ve reread this book. Zoey is th ...

B
Coming Home

Sometimes a simple, uncomplicated story is just what you need to hit the right spot. Mariah Stewart’s Coming Home is a story of starting over and finding love where one least expects it. After two failed marriages and a life of insecurity, Vanessa Keaton is finally content with her lot in life. ...

B
Mercy Street

Mariah Stewart was a completely new author for me, and as I read Mercy Street, the first novel in a new series by her, I was delighted to find it a very pleasant read. The novel begins with Robert Magellan, a dot-com multimillionaire whose wife and infant son disappeared more than a year ago. His ...

B-
Forgotten: A Novel

In Mariah Stewart's Forgotten, a murderous pedophile manipulates people from behind bars. Long-lost graves are unearthed, and new victims are found. It's not graphic, but if you hate stories where children's lives are threatened, you'll probably want to avoid this book. Also, if you haven't followed ...

B+
Last Breath

Mariah Stewart's new book, Last Breath, is labeled on the cover "a novel of suspense", so you know from the start that the romance is going to come in second to the mystery. The novel is the third in a series featuring a family of FBI agents. While I've not read the previous books in the series, I ...

C+
Until Dark

William Faulkner once wrote: "The past is not dead, it's not even past." These words certainly hold true for the heroine of Mariah Stewart's latest thriller in which she takes the reader on an exciting ride into the world of a crime-fighter touched in her own life by crime. Kendra ...

D
The President's Daughter

The President's Daughter begins fairly well, then does the old head-hopping thing at the oddest of times, spends more time on the heroine and her mother than the heroine and the hero, then falls apart almost completely with the revelation of the killer. This book was pretty much a C read until I got ...