The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

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Read The Rose Garden Online Free - "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.

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ISBN : 0749009519
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 476 pages


Hannah rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2014

Re-read January, 2014 with Jeannette and Diane Lynn: Actually a better read the second time around, (view spoiler)[as I was able to watch for the myriad clues Kearsley had laid down throughout the storyline that culminated in her cool twist at the end. (hide spoiler)] Great story; warm and wonderful characters. I cried again th...

Kim rated it ★★★★☆

November 13, 2012

I find it difficult to rate this novel. On one hand, I was sufficiently engaged by the narrative and the characters to read it in two or three sittings. On the other hand, it requires a massive suspension of disbelief, which at times I found difficult to sustain. The heroine is Eva Ward, who afte...

Jill rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2011

4.5 stars 'Whatever time we have,' he said, 'it will be time enough.' When Eva Ward's sister dies she returns to Cornwall to scatter her ashes, to the place where they had spent their happy childhood summers, Trelowarth House. The gardens at Trelowarth have for generations grown roses and been tend...

Frances rated it ★★★☆☆

December 04, 2014

A Good Yarn The tale is a good yarn, primarily along the romantic side with touches of historical data incorporated throughout. The author provides a substantial amount of detail about the main characters which makes them all the more realistic. Although I found it a bit slow at the beginning, I s...

Patricia rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 02, 2017

To me, a good time travel yarn must possess a certain amount of plausibility. I found this vital element seriously lacking in "The Rose Garden." Daniel and Fergal should have been shocked by a woman from the future suddenly appearing out of thin air; e.g., they should have been questioning her ab...

Katherine rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2017

I find it interesting that Susanna Kearsley's books are compared to works by Daphne du Maurier, Mary Stewart, and Diana Gabaldon, some of my favorite authors. Kearsley certainly has du Maurier's talent for sense of place and Stewart's mix of romance and suspense, however I'm not so sold on the Ga...

Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2011

3.5 stars out of 5 I keep seeing it everywhere... "If you enjoyed Outlander, you'll love The Rose Garden", me, me!!! I loved Outlander and the entire Outlander series. So, that means I'll love this book right? Wrong. I didn't LOVE it. I liked it. It was good but not outstanding (the way Outl...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2015

A delightful blend of romance, time travel and historical fiction that actually reminded me a bit of one of my favorite books Outlander. A quick and easy read that brought the handsome Daniel Butler and charming Fergal of the late 1700's to life to join Eva in a mysterious adventure. Loved it!

Tina rated it ★★★☆☆

April 03, 2017

I really like Susanna Kearsley's writing. I loved the descriptions of Cornwall, England in the beginning of this book. I could envision it so clearly in my mind. The story started off quite nicely for me but I found it to be rather slow in the middle. Not much happened and I found it sort of wand...

Parvathy rated it ★★★☆☆

July 25, 2017

Where to begin? If you have read a Susanna Kersley's book before you would know that she writes her stories in dual time. You have the present where the story begins and the past where the actual story takes place and she will find one way or the other to get you there. In Winter Sea she brought...

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