The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

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I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!--DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

A riveting and romantic journey through time, The Rose Garden drops a modern woman into the middle of a historical fiction novel when she's thrown back to 18th century Cornwall--only to find that might just be where she belongs.

After the death of her sister, Eva Ward leaves Hollywood and all its celebrities behind to return to the only place she feels she truly belongs, the old house on the coast of Cornwall, England. She's seeking comfort in memories of childhood summers, but what she finds is 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.

Soon Eva discovers that the man, Daniel Butler, is very, very real and he draws her into a world of intrigue, treason, and love. Inside the old British house, begins to question her place in the present, she realizes she must decide where she really belongs: in the life she knows or the past she feels so drawn towards.

A brilliant escape that gives one woman the chance to time-travel and find her place in British history, The Rose Garden presents Susanna Kearsley's signature combination of romance and fascinating historical fiction at its very best.

Also by Susanna Kearsley:
The Winter Sea
The Firebird
A Desperate Fortune
Named of the Dragon
The Shadowy Horses
The Splendour Falls
Season of Storms
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Product details

  • Paperback | 441 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 32mm | 318g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402258585
  • 9781402258589
  • 131,642

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Overall a magical and heart-moving romance which should appeal to everyone loving romances. - Endlessly Bookish
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About Susanna Kearsley

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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31,243 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (12,972)
3 20% (6,234)
2 4% (1,222)
1 1% (442)

Our customer reviews

I just want to start off by saying I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads giveaway and it was sent to me by the publisher. This book was simply amazing! I didn't know if I would like it while I was reading the first chapter as I am not one for heartfelt weeping. The first chapter of the book talked about the characters loss of her sister. But as I moved into the second chapter I jumped right in feet first and didn't want to come up for air until the very end. The writer has a way of bringing the reader into her story. I felt as though I was sitting there on the sidelines watching this whole amazing story unfold right in front of me from start to finish. There was so much detail into the writing that it made everything so believable. There was definitely a lot of research that went into this to discuss the past of 300 years ago. This is the first book that I have read by Kearsley and will definitely not be the last! I did enjoy reading about the strength one sister had in overcoming her loss of another sister, the pain she had felt and the telling of her past with her family. I also enjoyed the time travel aspect of the story and her new found love for Daniel. This book also had a surprise twist at the end that I did not see coming. I love it when you think you got the story figured out and then you get surprised. I don't want to brag too much on the story and give it away. I think that if anyone that has a love of romance, time travel and coming of age stories, definitely pick this book up. more
by Erin Nation
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