Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.
Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.
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"Kearsley masterfully writes authentic voices for Eva and Daniel as they wrestle with their improbable connection and its implications." (Publishers Weekly)
"Kearsley makes the impossible seem real as sheweaves a tale full of genuine characters [with] a strong sense of place and makes history come alive." (Booklist)
"Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden is an enthralling and achingly romantic read." (BookPage)
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This book started out a little slow and boring. However, as the story progressed it did get better. Like many other reviewers I didn't much care for the narration either (just a personal preference).
If you like time-travel romance novels then you will enjoy this one. It's not as good as Outlander, but it's still an enjoyable listen.
It's worth a credit, but it's even better on sale.
The Rose Garden is a romance. It is a romance involving time travel. In my opinion it was never meant to be an epic historical fiction like the Outlander. So, when Audible recommended The Rose Garden for readers who loved Outlander, many were lead astray. If you are looking for a light romantic read, this book is sweet and enjoyable.
While I won't say this is a bad book, it is by no means in the same league with the depth of characters and historical detail of Outlander. The narrator is more 'reader" than "performer".
I can't describe how I am feeling as I sit here 10 minutes after finishing the story with my heart aching but not entirely sad and still thinking about the book. It was sad and happy, imaginative and heartwarming all at the same time. Great story binding the past, present and future together. The only part that makes my heart ache for Eva is that she had to experience even more loss to be happy at the end of the book. You won't go wrong with this book. Purchase with confidence.
I've liked all the Susanna Kearsley books that I've read so far. This one didn't disappoint.
The characters were well developed and the story progressed nicely. The time travel seems so natural that it's not a large leap to accept it.
Nicola Barber does an excellent job with the narration.
If I could I'd give it 4.5 stars.
I don't know because I did not read the print version
When Fergle warmed up to Eva and took her under his wing
Her narration really brings the characters to life.
Eva is Canadian yet the narrator reads her with an English accent, which disappears when Eve is speaking. That was a little odd to me.
I really loved the main character. I felt all the emotions and her story.
I really enjoyed her accent and it made a pleasant audiobook to listen to.
I loved the story plot. Especially the way the author describes the setting, all the details, almost as if I were there.
This was a lovely lovely novel. Not for anyone who can't handle time travel, but I like the way this author used it and how the characters reacted to it, unlike anything I've read previously. Well written relationships, and characterizations - of people and places. The overall tone left me feeling cozy. The historical aspect was not as in depth as I would like, but the Jacobite rebellion tie-ins created some suspense in how bits and pieces unfolded. Wonderfully woven romances. And a pleasant voice narrating, good changes of accent. I definitely see myself re-listening to this one.
If I don't answer your call its because I'm totally in love with this audiobook!
Having read and loved Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and then Timebound by Rysa Walker I had a craving for another time travel novel. This was positively lovely...simple lovely. A perfect story full of adventure, and love, mystery and of course time travel! The narrator was perfect!
The clicking of everything into its place...the coming together of the story.
SPOILER....when they scattered Katrina's ashes
an adventure for the times
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