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“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”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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2 comments to Rose Garden

  • Wendy L. Deppe "Author of The Stepmom Scrapbo...

    Gorgeous Story–Another Winner from Ms. Kearsley! Susanna Kearsley stole my heart with A Winter Sea and ever since I have been eagerly reading every work of hers I can get my hands on. Her writing is magical, I simply adore the way she has with words. This one did not disappoint! What a fantastic story. I am fascinated by the way she seamlessly melds past and present in her stories and The Rose Garden is no exception.One thing I love about the romantic aspect of Ms. Kearsley’s novels is that the romance is simultaneously subtle and yet stunning. I really appreciate how she can make the hair on my neck stand on end and my heart swoon, while at the same time never revealing “intimate” details or turning it into a trashy smut-fest. The romance is in the dialogue, not in the ripping of bodices, and that makes it all the more headily romantic, to me.I highly recommend this book, as I do every other one of hers. She does not disappoint!

  • Helena

    This luxurious read gets A+ in delivering everything a reader could want! I discovered Susanna Kearsley’s stunning work this year through her `Winter Sea’ novel and fell in love with her prose, impeccable story weaving and evocatively unique plots so much so, that I back ordered as many of her books as I could find! And, I continue to devour them happily and greedily.So I was thrilled to discover her newest release, `The Rose Garden’ this month! Her books almost defy categorization because they are haunting time travels woven between historical and contemporary time periods placing them as paranormals. But whatever their `category’ the feelings they evoke and read they provide place them at the top of any list as far as I’m concerned.Like `The Winter Sea’, Kearsley laces the right touch of paranormal with possibility to heighten the sensuous characters so perfectly drawn that their depth and personality allow them to practically leap off the page and take you with them on the journey as centuries melt into one another and the reader becomes deliciously immersed in the tale no matter what the time period and, with minimal effort at doing it.Kearlsey’s `The Rose Garden’ delivers on all accounts with a haunting, atmospheric and romantic story in Eva Ward whose return to the home, Trelowarth, she loved during childhood summers on the Cornish coast brings to life the past and lights her future path. Following the death of her sister Katrina, Eva decides to scatter her ashes in the one place they both felt they truly belonged. Staying with friends Mark and Susan and their step-mother Claire, who have decided to open a Tea Room, she spends the summer helping her friends launch their new venture. And, discovering the voices and hidden pathways of the home and grounds that lead her back three centuries to Jack and Daniel Butler – original owners of Trelowarth. Somehow, Eva has become an unwitting time traveler whose vistas melts and shifts to reveal a new setting.Well-known and respected smugglers and Jacobites, the Butler brothers operate `The Sally’ a ship conducting trade and are hunted by the evil Constable Creed whose sister, Anna was Daniel’s late wife. Attended by loyal, family friend Fergal, Eva learns the ways of 1714 and wins the heart of Daniel whom she comes to love. But her involuntary shifts between the centuries mean she must discover the meaning behind them, how to help the Butlers and decide where she truly belongs. Thanks to the staunch Claire whose own secret helps Eva unlock the mystery, finding happiness in the right century may be possible.The poetic descriptions and settings coupled with the lyrical prose are so captivating as to weave a web around readers from which there is no desire to escape. Conflict and tension go hand-in-hand between the centuries, their characters and sub-plots delivering a page-turning read in which we keep wondering how this is going to work.All of which is heightened when Daniel pronounces to Eva, “Whatever time we have,” he said, “it will be time enough.” We can feel Eva’s confusion, love, despair and excitement over leaving and returning to Daniel, her time period adjustments and aching for resolution.Clever plot twists and details are elegantly peppered into the story (look for the dagger and watch the plumber) and provide a richly satisfying and provocative story you’ll hate to put down.Curling up with one of Susan’s books is like being under a warm blanket with a cuppa tea before a roaring fire ready to have her tale whisk you away as she does Eva. Run to the bookstore, your Kindle or Nook and purchase this luxurious read that gets A+ in delivering everything you could ever want in a read!

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