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The Rose Garden Audiobook

The Rose Garden

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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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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    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 10-08-11
    Amazon Customer BOLIVAR, MO, United States 10-08-11
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    "Please don't expect an OUTLANDER experience."

    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".

    18 of 26 people found this review helpful
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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.

    20 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Seavey 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "It's own tale! Refreshingly different to Outlander"

    I needed a break after completing Outlander book 4 and this book was a sigh of relief. I don't think I can finish the Outlander series with its over laden sex scenes and ooey-gooey love triangles. This book was romantic but not overly so. It had much more time travel although not enough time spent in the past. This novel had one sex scene which was not graphic (yeah) and was tastefully done like how old movies were once produced. The ending was tied off nicely with no cliffhanger leading into a sequel (although I do enjoy series novels, but you don't feel that obligation to continue). It wasn't 40 hours either, again which I don't mind if the character isn't annoying (like Claire and Brianna from Outlander). I liked all the characters of this book. I liked the reader although she lacks in reading convincing male dialog. I wish all the reviewers would quit shining negative light on this book thinking it's going to be just like Outlander. I would hope it's not like Outlander. I am not the only person annoyed by the over sexed Claire Beecham Randall and her bratty daughter Brianna from the Outlander series. I do wish the time travel was a little more controlled but then many circumstances would not exist so it had to be this way. Nice and easy read and more believable scenario of how someone would behave going back in time a few hundred years.

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    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.

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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.

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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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    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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    Martie YPSILANTI, MI, United States 08-16-14
    Martie YPSILANTI, MI, United States 08-16-14 Member Since 2013

    If I don't answer your call its because I'm totally in love with this audiobook!

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    "positively lovely!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


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

    The clicking of everything into its place...the coming together of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    SPOILER....when they scattered Katrina's ashes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    an adventure for the times


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    amber 05-09-14
    amber 05-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "My New Favorite Author"
    Where does The Rose Garden rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks among the top. The combination of the fabulous storytelling and the perfection of the narrator made one great book experience.


    What other book might you compare The Rose Garden to and why?

    The Winter Sea by the same author. I loved them both, she writes historical fiction in a way that different from others I've read.


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

    Nicola brings the characters to life in a way that wouldn't be the same without her. The characters move from their place in fiction to dear friends.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes. When Eva is talking about love and encouraging her cousin to "go for it".


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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