Rose Gardner Mystery
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  • 1
    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes | Denise Grover Swank

    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Frances Fuller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She's had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone's toilet's overflowed, but she's never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

    I'm trying to get past the narration

    Several hours into this book I'm trying to stick it out. The "southern" fried accent is part valley girl part hillbilly, combined with atroci..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2016 by Amazon Customer (San Angelo, TX, United States)
  • 2
    Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons: Rose Gardner Mystery #2 | Denise Grover Swank

    Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons: Rose Gardner Mystery #2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Frances Fuller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she's lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she's picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men's restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there's not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren't bad enough, Rose's older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis.

    Good for the genre

    This second book in the Rose Gardner series is good for the niche into which it falls in the "cosy" genre (plucky small town heroine investigates in h..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2015 by John (Lewisville, TX, United States)
  • 3
    Thirty and a Half Excuses: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 3 | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty and a Half Excuses: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Frances Fuller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Life in Henryetta, Arkansas is turned upside down with the arrival of a televangelist, but it's the death of a little old lady on Rose's street that catches her attention. The Henryetta police deem her death natural causes, but Rose suspects foul play and so does an unlikely supporter - the president of the Busy Body Club, her eighty-two year old neighbor Mildred. But Rose is in the middle of opening her nursery with her sister Violet, who's separated from her husband Mike, as well as stalling her boyfriend Joe's family, rich socialites who are determined to meet her.

    The Series is Beginning to Lose Me

    Enjoyed books 1 and 2 but the whining and "I love yous" are beginning to fray my nerves. I suppose it's all part of the main character's maturity but..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2015 by SouthernDreamGirl ()
  • 3.5
    Falling to Pieces: Rose Gardner Between the Numbers Novella, Volume 1 | Denise Grover Swank

    Falling to Pieces: Rose Gardner Between the Numbers Novella, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
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    When Joe walks out of Rose's life, she can't imagine life without him. But with support from her friends - and an unexpected person - Rose finds her way to climb out of her despair. After his father's blackmail forces him to leave the love of his life to protect her, Joe is thrown into the race for Arkansas State Senate. But while Rose has people to help her grieve, Joe finds himself completely alone - except the one person he detests is the only person who's offering comfort.

    Why does she love this creep?

    He is weak, easily manipulated. Why doesn't he go to the feds over the blackmail? If Rose takes him back, I give up on the series.

    Reviewed on June 04 2016 by Laurie A. Eakes ()
  • 4
    Thirty-One and a Half Regrets: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 4 | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty-One and a Half Regrets: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    While Rose recovers from a broken heart, she finds herself at odds with her sister and business partner, Violet. Rose buries herself in her landscaping work but becomes worried when her employee and friend, Bruce Wayne Decker, goes missing. In the meantime Fenton County Assistant DA Mason Deveraux has been patiently waiting to begin a relationship with Rose, but she realizes she needs to confront the demons of her past before she can embrace a new future.

    Narrator Change

    I'm not a fan of the new narrator. The old narrator really brought Rose's character to life.

    Reviewed on November 12 2015 by Quiana Chapman (Brooklyn, NY United States)
  • 5
    Thirty-Two and a Half Complications: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 5 | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty-Two and a Half Complications: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    There's no denying trouble finds Rose Gardner like a divining rod finds water, especially when Rose finds herself in the middle of a bank robbery. But after the robbers steal her deposit bag - containing a large amount of cash - she soon finds out that thanks to her sister Violet's financial mismanagement, trouble is threatening her business as well. To top it off, Rose's ex-boyfriend Joe Simmons has moved back to Henryetta to fill the chief deputy sheriff position.

    Another great read.

    Rose and other characters are great. Can't wait to read the next book. Fast paced.

    Reviewed on November 16 2017 by Shelley H. ()
  • 5.5
    Picking up the Pieces: Rose Gardner, Book 5.5 | Denise Grover Swank

    Picking up the Pieces: Rose Gardner, Book 5.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
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    While Rose might be reeling from the news that Joe's ex-girlfriend is pregnant, she's got bigger issues to deal with. One, putting her business back together - albeit with a new partner - and into two separate entities; and two, trying to keep the Fenton County Sheriff's Department from figuring out the true identity of the Lady in Black.

    Good follow-up

    I missed the first novella, however this one was sweet and I really enjoyed that it was told by each character's perspective!

    Reviewed on May 28 2015 by Lorrie ()
  • 6
    Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans: Rose Gardner Mysteries, Book 6  | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans: Rose Gardner Mysteries, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Rose is called into action when Neely Kate's cousin goes missing and the police refuse to take it seriously. But while the authorities - Rose's ex-boyfriend, included - are certain the missing woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. Rose agrees to help her friend, even if it means partaking in Neely Kate's shenanigans, including an impromptu trip to a strip club.

    I can't wait to start book 7...

    I have not been able to put the first 6 books down. I think there fantastic...

    Reviewed on September 20 2017 by Julia ()
  • 6.4
    Rose and Helena Save Christmas: A Novella | Jana DeLeon, Denise Grover Swank

    Rose and Helena Save Christmas: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jana DeLeon, Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rose Gardner and Neely Kate Colson are thrilled with Mason's early present to Rose - a trip for the two of them to New Orleans for shopping, great food, and awesome seats to Wicked. Neely Kate plans to use the opportunity to visit a psychic and find out once and for all what her paranormal ability is. But when the psychic is murdered, and Neely Kate and Rose were the last people to see her alive, they find themselves the main suspects in a Christmas killing.

    Good fun

    This was a lighthearted fun short story. You know if it has Helena, it's going to have laughs. Just when you thought she couldn't get any weirder, she..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2017 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 6.5
    Ripple of Secrets: Rose Gardner Mystery Novella, Book 6.5 | Denise Grover Swank

    Ripple of Secrets: Rose Gardner Mystery Novella, Book 6.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    After her assistant DA boyfriend's near brush with death, Rose Gardner hopes to make it through the holiday season with a minimal amount of drama. But she can't forget the promise she made to the king of the Fenton County underworld in exchange for Mason's life.

    Skip this book!

    It's gives a background story that is just too dark & depressing. And doesn't fit the series. Wish I never read it :(

    Reviewed on September 25 2017 by Cindy (Fort Worth TX)
  • 7
    Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments: Rose Gardner Mystery #7 | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments: Rose Gardner Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
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    Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong?

    hot andsexy

    absolutely entertaining. unlike other comments made by other readers, I enjoy all the sex in the stories!



    Reviewed on December 05 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 8
    Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Book eight in the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Rose Gardner Mystery series. Rose Gardner has survived plenty of close scrapes in the past, but her latest bit of trouble has landed her in the Fenton County holding cell on trumped-up charges. The most powerful man in Southern Arkansas, J. R. Simmons, is determined to put her behind bars for good and destroy everything she holds dear, including her boyfriend, Mason, and her friend, Skeeter, reigning king of the Fenton County crime world.

    As usual Denise makes you laugh and breaks your heart

    I love Rose and her friends. Denise writes this so well! The plot is great in this whole series! But as Rose works to protect her boyfriend she also b..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2017 by S J (Monument, Colombia)
  • 9
    Thirty-Six and a Half Motives: Rose Gardner Mystery #9 | Denise Grover Swank

    Thirty-Six and a Half Motives: Rose Gardner Mystery #9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Book Nine in the New York Times Best Selling mystery series by Denise Grover Swank.

    Love the characters and the book and the series

    Of course being a Rose Gardner Mysteries groupie I love this book. Denise keeps you on the edge of your headphones. But the story and the characters g..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2017 by S J (Monument, Colombia)
  • 9.5
    Sins of the Father: Rose Gardner Mysteries, Volume 9.5 | Denise Grover Swank

    Sins of the Father: Rose Gardner Mysteries, Volume 9.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (57)
    Story
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    As the fallout from J.R. Simmons death begins to settle, some of the victims are still dealing with the results of that deadly night. Rose mourns the changes in her life and struggles to move on. Neely Kate is devastated when Joe leaves Henryetta two weeks after his father's death and refuses to speak to her. Joe is left dealing with his father's business and the consequent FBI investigation, while he wonders where he belongs.

    This was a wonderful book!

    I prefer kindle with Whispersinc, but my next choice is Audible.

    Reviewed on August 13 2017 by Happy in Utah (Utah)