The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

by Susanna Kearsley
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Rose Garden 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 330 reviews.
E_M_13423 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
LindaBanche More than 1 year ago
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
danja More than 1 year ago
Great book with great story line. Stayed up late to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
andreaOK More than 1 year ago
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!!
HWadelle More than 1 year ago
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.
Nova Levy More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Great story, wonderful characters, interesting time-travel novel. I highly recommend it and Susanna Kearsley's other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. You can tell she does her research and her characters are so likeable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! Author has a gift for bringing the story to life! I love all her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I cared deeply for the characters and couldn't wait to discover how their story would end.
AlisonSano More than 1 year ago
I did not want this story to end!!! It is beautifully written and developed and kept me reading well into the night. When I had to set it down, due to my "real" life, I kept thinking about the characters and when I would be able to get back to read more. This book had me laughing, crying, and loving every minute of it! This is an exceptional book that is beautifully textured with vivid imagery and genuine emotion. I will definitely be reading more from this author and recommending it to all of my friends. Thank you, Susanna Kearsley, for transporting me to another world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Susanna Kearsley - I first discovered her nearly 15 years ago when I picked up a copy of 'The Shadowy Horses' while stranded in an airport. Mrs. Kearsley has such a gift for weaving past and present into a beautiful story filled with characters that you fall in love with. 'The Rose Garden' combines romance and time travel in a story that is hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What to say? This is the first book I have read by this author but I don't think it will be the last. The storyline was engaging and the weaving of past, present and future was very well done. The characters were so well crafted that I wish there were more to the story... If you enjoy romance and time travel read this book!
GerreK More than 1 year ago
I am just getting into this story but it has all the elements that keep me reading and caring about the book and its characters. It is a book to savor and I am sure that it will continue to delight me all the way. This is my introduction to this author and I am not stopping at this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story takes a few chapters to get into, but once I did couldn't put it down. I'm in love with Daniel too !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Read The Winter Sea as well. Amazing reads,couldnt put it down. I will be seeking more from this author