Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasn't looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery.
What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends she's ever had - including Roz's son Harper. To Hayley's delight, her new daughter Lily has really taken to him. But to Hayley's chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harper - as much more than a friend.
If Hayley gives in to her desire, she's afraid the foundation she's built with Harper will come tumbling down. Especially since she's begun to suspect that her feelings are no longer completely her own.
Flashes of the past and erratic behavior make Hayley believe that the Harper Bride has found a way inside of her mind and body. It's time to put the Bride to rest once and for all, so Hayley can know her own heart again - and whether she's willing to risk it...
©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"The consistently excellent Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a spooky, sexy conclusion with this spellbinding romance that beautifully celebrates the power of love in all its guises." (Booklist)
"Susie Breck portrays Hayley with an appealing Southern accent....Tight pacing, clear narration, and expert timing make this a suspenseful addition for anyone who enjoys an erotic, romantic, AND spooky story." (AudioFile)
Romance part predictable. The story itself kept you listening. Enjoyed the series, Nora always does a great job. Most are so predictable its hard to listen to after second book, not the case with this one. I only reviewed last book since it was a series. No regrets on purchase, buy it you wont be sorry.
First of all I read the book years ago and loved it. Of the three this one is the best. The narrator is excellent (great southern accent.) Credit worthy listen!
What a twist.
All through the book you think you know what the end will be yet it catches you totally by suprise!
5 stars for all the books in this series. This one gave us more of an interaction between the ghost Amelia, Lily and Harper. Scared me pea green in more than one part. Of course not being real brave with thing's I can't fight. It would scare me silly. Seems as though when Ms. Roberts writes a good book, no one does it better for sure. And this whole series has been very good as far as I am concerned. The narration is also very well done by Susie Breck.
Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.
There is nothing better than a story you don't want to put down. This Garden Series in my opinion is the best of the Nora Roberts' series I've listen to thus far.
She perfectly mixes the characters in like the best mix of salt and pepper on creamed corn. You learn about each character and listen to each of their lives develop before you, watch relationships grow - all while being addicted to learning, like the character do, more about this "family ghost."
I was absolutely sad to be at the end of the series and honestly felt a pain in my heart.
All characters come full circle and the story is completely unveiled and you learn more by hearing the characters visit neighbors who had stories from their own ancestors passed down.
It's just perfect...absolutely perfect and the voice over artist speaks in different tons and conversational and not slow - she speaks at a faster pace and I loved it.
This is my second book of Nora Roberts. I chose this one because I had listened to THE WITNESS and loved it.
Not unless they were really into romance. A bit too drawn out for me, but I still enjoyed the story.
If you can't sleep this book will be helpful.
The way characters are pictured is a sign of deep penetrating into the human nature. Besides, the narrator is a real enjoyment!
Sweet, Steamy, Sexy!
When Hailey makes her "move" on Harper or when he makes his.
She brings the characters to life, her different voices really made it for me.
I wanted to listen to the WHOLE series in one sitting, I listen to this book 3 times it was so good.
A wonderful love story, I wish there were more books in this series. Maybe Nora Roberts will write some more about Lily and the other children Hailey and Harper have....feel free to use my idea Ms. Roberts! LOL! Maybe Lily and one of Stella's boys can get together.
I enjoyed the first book and was thrilled when I found out there were two more. By the third book a lot of series start to run out of steam, but not this one. Nora Roberts did a great job of telling a good ghost story without the book getting cheesy or over the top. It wasn't just a ghost story though. It was the story about three women finding their way in this world. It flowed very well and was fun to listen to.
It is difficult to say which is my favorite between books 2 and 3. This book, as expected, explains much about what happened so long ago. There is very little down time in book 3 and a great deal of surprises. The Harper bride is stronger than ever in this novel and even the publisher’s summary doesn’t come close to describing how much she forces herself into the lives of all the characters. The way the truth is revealed and the path they take to find it is worth both the time and investment. Again, if possible, try to read these books in order. It only adds to the experience and makes the truth so much more satisfying. This is a wonderful series and I can’t recommend it enough!
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