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The Rose Garden Audiobook

The Rose Garden

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Susanna Kearsley (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    G Reinhardt 11-26-11
    G Reinhardt 11-26-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Audible's Mistake"

    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.

    24 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy 04-21-16
    Sandy 04-21-16
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    "Love, friendship, and healing"

    The Rose Garden is a time travel romance relating to the lost of a love one, friendship, and healing.

    This book is perfect. I love so many things about this book. Apart from the time travel, I would not say that it's similar to Outlander.

    The past period is around the Jacobite revolution of 1715, but the book is not about war at all. The hero is a smuggle who helps transporting some cargo for the Jacobite revolution. There is an action, but it's not a war action, no war scene or war strategy. There is some historical detail about the conflicts, the revolution, and groups of people involved.

    The time travel is different from Outlander as well. While she's at Trelowarth, the heroine goes back and forth many times, but she cannot control when or where it happens.

    I love the setting of a small fishing village, and Trelowarth's house and garden. I love all the supporting characters, apart from the villain of course. They are all nice and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to go there and seek comfort from them in time of trouble. I also like Fergal and Jack, characters in the past.

    I like both hero and heroine. Daniel is a real gentleman who is nice, sweet, and understanding. I like his calmness in every situation. Eva is a strong capable woman. She is very reasonable. She knows her place, and what she should do and should not do. She's not annoying or make stupid mistake.

    The romance is the reason why I don't give the story 5 stars. The real interaction between hero and heroine is very little, maybe less than 30% of the whole text. They have good chemistry. I can feel their attraction to each other. I know that they do care for each other very much. I don't mind that there are no descriptive sex scene. (They kiss and embrace a couple of time, and 1 fade to the dark sex.) A large part of the book is in the present with the heroine slips into the past once in a while and has some interaction with the hero. Many times when she is in the past, the book just describes her views about many things on the past, her feeling for Daniel, and her interaction with Fergal or the constable. I would really love to see more of the real interaction between Daniel and Eva. It doesn't need to be sexual ones, just normal talking and discussion. The ending is sweet and quite satisfying, but I would love to see it more wrapped up or a kind of epilogue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    USN Sailor 04-18-16
    USN Sailor 04-18-16

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    "Love story"

    I admit it starts abut slow. Once I got into it I didn't want it to stop.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bhc 04-13-16
    Bhc 04-13-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm in my mid 60s and Love Audible, I'm trying many different types/styles of Audio books, I'm Dyslexic so Audible is wonderful,Love Audible

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    "Susanna Kearsley"

    I have Listened to several of her books and really enjoyed them. Full of mysteries and suspense and leaving you with a happy ending.

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    Jill S. Santti 04-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rose Garden to be better than the print version?

    I thought it was a little slow moving, but then I found I had a hard time stopping. I would have liked the end to have lasted a bit longer. I was enjoying the book so much I didn't want it to end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Overall enjoyable


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ML 09-11-14
    ML 09-11-14
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    "Hooked"

    I think I have fallen in love with Daniel and would love to take Eva's place! The story was excellent and the narrator also excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maine Knitter 08-31-14
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    "Very good"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cini Worcester, MA, United States 08-26-14
    Cini Worcester, MA, United States 08-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rose Garden to be better than the print version?

    I don't know because I did not read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rose Garden?

    When Fergle warmed up to Eva and took her under his wing


    What does Nicola Barber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her narration really brings the characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    oliviav808 08-21-14
    oliviav808 08-21-14
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    "a rose garden I would love to visit!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really loved the main character. I felt all the emotions and her story.


    What does Nicola Barber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoyed her accent and it made a pleasant audiobook to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the story plot. Especially the way the author describes the setting, all the details, almost as if I were there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 08-19-14
    Jennifer 08-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Romance across centuries"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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