I enjoyed listening to The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley. Yes, you do have to believe that things you don't believe can happen, actually can happen, but isn't that what makes for good entertainment.
I really enjoyed listening to this story. The reader was ok but sometimes it seems like she forgot to speak in the character she was suppose to be. That made for a little confusion. The story was a bit predictable and hokey....but it was worth my monthly credit!
I think I have finally learned my lesson on Susanna Kearsley. This is my third and final book of hers. They are all very shallow and weak with the character development. The stories are bland and there love stories are trumped up. The narration was fine, not the greatest, but no complaints. I think Diana Gabaldon ruined me for any future authors!!
For me it started off a bit slow and I wondered when the time travel would begin but once it got going it was wonderful. I couldn't stop listening!
I really enjoyed the historical details and smuggling intrigue that fit the times. This surprised me as I have not traditionally been a history lover. Seems that Outlander, The Winter Sea, Kindred, and The Rose Garden are helping me to sa our historical accounts much more. credit goes to both the authors and the narrators of those books.
When Daniel bought the green dress for her, indicating that he saw her as separate and apart from his past commitment.
Daniel Butler, who knew himself and was upstanding and loving.
Both reactions happened a couple of times in the course of the listening. The book was touching and at times quite funny as well. My crying was precipitated by seeing some parallels to my own dearly departed loved one, and my struggle to come to terms with this.
I'll be enjoying this book a second time around, even though I do not usually re-read books. It was really quite lovely.
Wife, mom of one amazing son, and I have the second best job in the world, working in a bookstore :)
After reading Diana Gabaldon, and enjoying it very much, I've been looking to fill the void and this story fits the bill. Sadly it is just one volume but fingers crossed the author will continue the story. If you did not enjoy Diana Gabaldon you will be happy to know that this story is much milder.
This is a beautiful romance, reminded me of the film Somewhere In Time. The characters are wonderful and the ending just perfect. The narrator did a wonderful job, this is a great feel good read.
Loved it! Thus story leaves the reader knowing there is a time and place for every love story. Wonderful!
So many books, so little time!
I haven't read the print version, but I suspect I would find it better. I really found the fact that the book was peopled by Cornish characters and yet there is not one Cornish accent among the lot of them to be very distracting.
Daniel. Ms Barber voices him well and makes him sound quite sexy. Sensibly, she opted not to give him a noticeable accent!
She could have used appropriate accents! For some reason the Cornish people have an Irish lilt or a northern accent. Felicity sounds almost Liverpudlian!
Also, the word "Jacobite" - is consistently mispronounced. It's a word that comes up a lot, given the storyline, and Ms Barber annoyingly pronounces it JAKE-obite instead of JACK-obite.
For some these may be small issues, but things like this kept taking me right out of the story.