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About the Book:
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 love.
About the Author:
Susanna Kearsley’s writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. Her books have been translated into several languages, selected for the Mystery Guild, condensed for Reader’s Digest, and optioned for film. She lives in Canada, near the shores of Lake Ontario.
I do love a good time travel novel and this is a good time travel novel. Eva Ward has just lost her beloved sister Katrina, and she takes her ashes to be scattered where they spent their childhood together – at Trelowarth in Cornwall. While there Eva starts experiencing very strange distortions in time – she finds herself at Trelowarth but in the 18th century.
In order to enjoy this book you just need to totally suspend any sense of reality and logic and just go with the flow of the magical writing and the possibility of a love that spans two times and two worlds. If you stop trying to figure out how it could possibly work and just let the book be you will find yourself drawn into a truly wonderful story. The characters are interesting, the love story divine and the twist at the end – well I truly did not see that coming at all! This is one of those books that you would want to read again, knowing the ending so that you can smile to yourself as you pick those little things up along the way that you missed the first time through.
So I invite you to come along to a special rose garden on the coast of Cornwall where you never know what might happen. At the least you will have a delightful reading experience lost in the magical world Susanna Kearsley creates.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Rose Garden gratis from Sourcebooks. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.