Wednesday 24 August 2011

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

I recently re-discovered this author - having read one of her earlier books many years ago - I am now pleased that she is continuing to produce really good stories.
Can't wait for the next one ....

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
jaffa's rating: 5paws - he loves a good smuggler story- all that swash and buckle !

When Eva's sister Katrina dies, Eva returns to Trelowarth in Cornwall to her childhood friends, Mark and Susan. Whilst staying in this safe haven, Eva becomes immersed in the past, and finds that she can slip through time, and go back to the 18c. She soon becomes involved in the story of Jack and Daniel Butler, and to a time when Trelowarth was home to a bunch of Jacobite smugglers, and when danger lurked on every corner.

This is a very cleverly constructed dual time story , with each section perfectly believable and blending perfectly within the narrative. The author, Susanna Kearsley has this genre very much conquered - each book is a joy to read.

Highly recommended.

Here are her books so far :

The Shadowy Horses
The Splendour Falls
Named of the Dragon
Season of Storms
Every Secret Thing
The Winter Sea/ Sophia's Secret
The Rose Garden


  1. Have you read THE SHADOWY HORSES? I loved that. I had the pleasure of meeting Susanna when were both short-listed for Romantic Novel of the Year in 2009. She is the loveliest person.

  2. Hi Linda -

    I read The Shadowy Horses last year and loved it - Susanna is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, and is one of the few whose books I like to re-read.


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