The Rose Garden

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

"A thrilling, haunting, and deeply romantic story."
-Rachel Hore, internationally bestselling author of The Memory Garden

"Whatever time we have," he said, "it will be time enough."

Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into ...

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Overview

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

"A thrilling, haunting, and deeply romantic story."
-Rachel Hore, internationally bestselling author of The Memory Garden

"Whatever time we have," he said, "it will be time enough."

Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time.

But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago. As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.

From Susanna Kearsley, author of the New York Times bestseller The Winter Sea and a voice acclaimed by fans of Gabaldon, du Maurier, and Niffenegger alike, The Rose Garden is a haunting exploration of love, family, the true meaning of home, and the ties that bind us together.

Praise for New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Winter Sea :

"Lifts readers straight into another time and place to smell the sea, feel the castle walls, and sense every emotion. These are marks of a fantastic storyteller."
-RT Book Reviews Top Pick of the Month, 4 ½ stars

"Ingenious...a creative tour de force. Sometimes an author catches lightning in a bottle, and Susanna Kearsley has done just that."
-New York Journal of Books

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kearsley (The Winter Sea) beautifully evokes the wild landscapes and history of Cornwall in this pleasant time-travel romance. In the present day, Eva Ward travels to the Cornish coast carrying her sister's ashes, determined to lay her to rest at Treloworth, the estate they summered at as children with the Hallet family. As she reconnects with the Hallets, Eva tries to figure out how to start her life over. Then Eva is transported back to 1715, a time when smuggling was common and hidden Jacobites swarmed the coast. At first she fears she might be hallucinating, but soon she meets and falls in love with widower Daniel Butler, who accepts Eva's time traveling at face value. Kearsley masterfully writes authentic voices for Eva and Daniel as they wrestle with their improbable connection and its implications. (Oct.)
RT Book Reviews
Like Anya Seton's Green Darkness and Daphne du Maurier's House on the Strand, Kearsley brilliantly brings together past and present. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month
Historical Novels Review
Canadian author Susanna Kearsley's time-travel books have always enthralled me, and The Rose Garden is no exception.
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"Kearsley masterfully writes authentic voices for Eva and Daniel as they wrestle with their improbable connection and its implications" - Publishers Weekly

"Like Anya Seton's Green Darkness and Daphne du Maurier's House on the Strand, Kearsley brilliantly brings together past and present. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month" - RT Book Reviews

"Kearsley makes the impossible seem real as she weaves a tale full of genuine characters and a strong sense of place and makes history come alive." - Booklist

"A sympathetic woman becomes the heroine of her own fate, both past and present, in this winning romance." - Kirkus

"Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden is an enthralling and achingly romantic read. Top Pick in Romance." - BookPage

"Susanna Kearsley's latest is an imaginatively captivating trip through time. I found complete hours swallowed whole as I devoured THE ROSE GARDEN." - Fresh Fiction

"Canadian author Susanna Kearsley's time-travel books have always enthralled me, and The Rose Garden is no exception." - Historical Novels Review

" I highly, highly recommend The Rose Garden (and Kearsley in general, but this is an excellent place to start) to anyone who enjoys a good story with a vivid setting and memorable characters. And if you're in need of a well-written comfort read, run to your library or bookstore to get your hands on a copy!" - A Striped Arm Chair

"I'm sure I'll be reading more books by Susanna Kearsley soon — I just need to decide which one to try next!" - She Reads Novels

"This will be going on my top 10 books for sure and I'm keeping my copy to read again!!" - Life in the Thumb

Fresh Fiction
Susanna Kearsley's latest is an imaginatively captivating trip through time. I found complete hours swallowed whole as I devoured THE ROSE GARDEN.
Booklist
Kearsley makes the impossible seem real as she weaves a tale full of genuine characters and a strong sense of place and makes history come alive.
BookPage
Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden is an enthralling and achingly romantic read. Top Pick in Romance
Kirkus Reviews
More than the heirloom roses defy time in this romance set on the magical Cornish coast. Eva Ward returns to Trelowarth a broken woman. Bearing the ashes of her beloved sister, she has come back to the centuries-old house where they spent their summers to find her childhood friends, the house's current owners, struggling. In return for room, board and solace, she sets out to help them. Mark, who loved Eva's sister, wants to keep the old house a farm, where he grows rare roses. But Susan, his sister, suspects that the beautiful setting, along with the area's romantic history, would lure tourists to a tea house on the grounds. Eva, a PR expert back in Los Angeles, sets out to help Susan and, researching rumors that the estate was part smuggler's den and part anti-Hanoverian hotbed, seemingly starts dreaming herself back to 1715. Except that upon awakening, she finds herself still wearing the dressing gown the handsome Daniel Butler gave her when she showed up in his bedroom 300 years earlier. As repeated time trips deepen their romance, Eva finds herself swinging back and forth through the centuries, playing a crucial role in the lives of Trelowarth's owners in each era, before deciding where her own heart--and her fate--lie. Kearsley (Mariana, 1995, etc.) has made time travel feasible before, and here she matches it with appropriately flowery but light-handed descriptions of the rugged coast and neat summaries of 18th-century politics. It takes some temporal gymnastics to engineer happy endings for everyone--from the mysterious widow Claire to Eva's present-day suitor Oliver--but these are accomplished with some well-placed "local legends" that presage Eva's own future. Although the neat conclusion stretches credibility a bit, this colorful romance peoples both the past and present with characters worth swooning over. A sympathetic woman becomes the heroine of her own fate, both past and present, in this winning romance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402258589
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 141,260
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Kearsley's writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. Her books have been translated into several languages, selected for the Mystery Guild, condensed for Reader's Digest, and optioned for film. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

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    Intriguing and Believable

    The Rose Garden is a beautiful love story in intermittent time travel that could be confusing if you don’t pay attention. There is wonderful introspection living Eva's disquieting confusion and terror as she fades in and out of a past that many dangers lurk. I love how Kearsley knows how to convey strong emotions and love without a display of acrobatics in the bedroom. I enjoyed witnessing the relationship grow between Eva and Daniel who were such lovable characters. The believable time travel, vivid detailed descriptions, lovely romance and mystery provided quite an intriguing story.

    33 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Waiting for Nook version!

    I just finished The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley and loved it! She is an incredible writer and reminds me of Diana Gabaldon. If you love historical fiction, especially stories based in Scotland, then you need to read it. I was excited to see she has another book coming out later this year, and although The Rose Garden is available for pre-order, there isn't a Nook version available. Why??? It is so frustrating to find a great author, and then realize that you can't order the ebook. Please make this book available for those of us who love our ereaders!!

    24 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Breathtaking!

    Susanna Kearsley has written a beautiful novel that combines history, romance and just a touch of the supernatural. The characters come to life and leave you unable to put the story down. Definitely a much lighter read than Gabaldon's time travel novels; however, the plot is still well developed and the romance is not over the top. A great book for a rainy afternoon.

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

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    great

    Great book with great story line. Stayed up late to finish it.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Spectacular story!

    Susanna Kearsley knocks us off our feet with her spectacular tale of love overcoming all obstacles in her wondrous time travel romance, THE ROSE GARDEN . Mourning the death of her beloved sister, Eva returns to Cornwall to scatter her ashes at the estate where they spent their happiest childhood summers. The people and the countryside are as she remembers--but not quite. Voices speak from empty rooms, paths appear in places where none exist, and a handsome man dressed in breeches and boots beckons her to another time. Daniel doesn't know what to make of the beautiful woman wearing strange clothes who appears on the hillside beside him. 1715 England is a dangerous place, with the Jacobites threatening the reign of the newly crowned George I. Is she involved in the upcoming confrontation between the supporters of George I and those of James Stuart, whom some consider the rightful king? THE ROSE GARDEN is a masterwork of suspenseful romance. With vivid descriptions of the unchanging Atlantic and its salt spray, the green of the hilly Cornwall estate's rose gardens, and faithful renditions of the tensions and way of life of two very different eras, Ms. Kearsley melds past and present into a coherent whole that firmly anchors the reader into each time period. We live Eva's confusion, disbelief and terror as she fades in and out of a past where danger lurks at every turn. Both Eva and Daniel are people of their eras, but unique enough to accept something as outlandish as time travel, and to love a person of extraordinary background. Daniel is as forceful as any eighteenth century man, but he also possesses the sensitivity a modern woman appreciates. And while Eva has plenty of twenty-first century backbone, she is smart enough to adapt to the harsh conditions in 1715 without betraying herself. The romance is breath-taking, as Eva and Daniel, stronger together than singly, seek to triumph over villains and situations that would have destroyed lesser souls. And Ms. Kearsley leaves us gasping at the end with a corker of a surprise. Read THE ROSE GARDEN . You'll be happy you did. ARC provided by Sourcebooks

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Very Enjoyable!

    Very interesting take on Time Travel; I liked it. Have read both of her books available on Nook. Like others, I enjoy the escape that historical fiction provides and this author doesn't disapoint.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Couldn't put it down!

    As soon as I started reading, I was hooked, I didn't stop until I had finished. I absolutely love the detail that goes into her books and I cannot wait to see what she has for us next.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Wonderful

    This is the best book I have read all year. It is beautifully written. I am in love with Daniel. I never re-read any book because there are too many new books waiting to be read, but I am making an exception with this book. I finished at midnight and am starting it again today. Loved it!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    If you are a time travel enthusiast and you loved THE WINTER SEA

    If you are a time travel enthusiast and you loved THE WINTER SEA you will be excited about THE ROSE GARDEN. Eva loses her sister and grieves as she returns to Cornwall in order to fulfill her sister’s wishes to have her ashes scattered where precious childhood memories reside. Things are pretty much as she remembered except…..Eva and Daniel, a developing, tasteful romance is sweet in the middle of a mystery that will keep you turning pages eagerly right through to the shocking page.
    I recommend without hesitation.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Great read!

    I have just finished reading THE ROSE GARDEN and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is romance, history and time travel. I especially enjoyed the interactions of Eva, Claire and Oliver near the end of the book. I will be looking for more novels by Susanna Kearsley in the future.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Great story

    I loved The Winter Sea so was happy to see this available as a Nook book. The Rose Garden is a well-crafted story and a great read. After I finished, I missed the characters I had gotten to know them so well.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    Excellent Time Travel Book

    Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite writers and handles time travel better than most. Her characters are so well written, you feel like they are your friends. Love this book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    I could not get past half way through the book. I just wasn't in

    I could not get past half way through the book. I just wasn't interested any more. Nothing much happens. It just got boring after about a third of the book had been read. The writing style is good, but that's about it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Wonderful read...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Great story, wonderful characters, interesting time-travel novel. I highly recommend it and Susanna Kearsley's other books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!

    After Winter Sea and the Rose Garden, I cannot wait for her next novel! Susanna Kearsley brings her stories to life!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Time Travel with a Twist

    This book was very enjoyable. The beginning was a bit slow for me but I'm so glad I stuck with it. I adore Daniel and really wanted more at the end. I've also read Winter Sea and look forward to Marianna by the same auhor coming to Nook in the spring.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Can't get enough of Mrs. Kearsley"s writing

    Loved this book. You can tell she does her research and her characters are so likeable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Nice read

    I liked the contrast of a woman's life in modern times and old-we take so much for granted these days. I also liked that the story didn' t follow the tired old storyline of "he loves me, he loves me not". These two were in love and they knew it.

    The ending was a little confusing.

    I would like to read a follow up book about her life after this book ends and what the village was like in the old days...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Unbelievable!

    Loved everything about it! The romance, the suspense.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    History, Mystery, Romance...

    I kept thinking about Eva, and Daniel, and Claire and the others in this great novel, until I couldn't wait any longer...then I sat up late and read through to the end. I was intrigued, and then rewarded. Read this, read this...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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