• Red Lily

  • In the Garden, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,689 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night...

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Yikes

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.

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Great Series

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.

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Great Listen!

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!

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In suspence to the end`

What a twist.

All through the book you think you know what the end will be yet it catches you totally by suprise!

WOW!

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Fantastic Finish

Nora Roberts never disappoints. She has wound a mysterious ghost story through three novels about some interesting and enjoyable characters. Hayley is the kind of girl you gotta root for and when the ghost abuses her it builds the suspense. Great ending.

Ms Breck does a great job throughout all three books.

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So Sad this is the LAST book - I love it!

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.

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The Best Book of the Series!

If you could sum up Red Lily in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, Steamy, Sexy!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Lily?

When Hailey makes her "move" on Harper or when he makes his.

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

She brings the characters to life, her different voices really made it for me.

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

I wanted to listen to the WHOLE series in one sitting, I listen to this book 3 times it was so good.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Excellent Conclusion

An excellent conclusion to this paranormal romantic mystery series - a classic novel that just gets better with time.

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Great Series

I loved this series. I like Nora Roberts, but I really like this collection of characters

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Great finale

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.

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  • Jackie Aitken
  • 09-04-21

excellent plot and narration

enjoyed all 3 parts, shame it had to end I could not stop listening

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  • Sharon_888
  • 05-25-20

The ending of in the garden trilogy

I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first two books in the trilogy.
I found Hayley to be quite whiny at times and this off putting. A 26 yr old character as moody as a teenager. But I stuck with it and enjoyed the conclusion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-22

Excellent

I really enjoyed this trilogy especially with all the information about the plants in the gardening and the characters were fantastic I highly recommend the trilogy to anyone who loves a good story with lots of twists.

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  • Dan Strange
  • 09-08-21

A must listen!! So darn good!!

Absolutely loved listening to this Trilogy for the 2nd time. I’ve read the books before too but this narration by Susie Breck was incredible! All the southern accents with slight inflections to change the sound was mind boggling, so well done! I think these earlier works from Nora Roberts are some of my very favourite. Do yourself a favour and listen to the Trilogy, you will fall in love with Harper House just like I have 💕

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  • Catherine
  • 01-21-18

Fantastic

Wow an amazing finish to a powerfully captivating trilogy. Again Nora Roberts has you on tip toes wanting answers. But the suspense keeps you captivated till the end.

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  • Leisa
  • 03-03-17

loved the series.

loved it. the plot behind he story kept you guessing

the three stories fit well together.

classic Nora Roberts

would recommend

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