Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley


Blurb: When Eva's film star sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina's ashes and in doing so return her to the place where she belongs. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a time long before her own. For the house where she so often stayed as a child is home not only to her old friends the Halletts, but also to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. When Eva finally accepts that she is able to slip between centuries and see and talk to the inhabitants from hundreds of years ago, she soon finds herself falling for Daniel Butler, a man who lived - and died - long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and in laying her sister to rest, comes to realise that she too must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

Review: Susanna Kearsley is one of my favourite authors. I haven't read a book of hers yet that I didn't like. The Rose Garden was very enjoyable. Full of lovely characters who felt so natural and real they could be your neighbours. I loved the story arc of slipping from this world into the past. Not many authors can pull off time travel, but Susanna Kearsley is a star at it. She has the touch which makes it so believable, and easy to accept. Whose it say it's not possible? LOL
If you enjoy rich descriptions, lovely details, a wealth of emotion, likable characters and an intriguing story, read The Rose Garden.
I highly recommend it.

I read my copy on my Kindle.

2 comments:

Marg said...

I loved this book! Did you gasp at the scene late in the book? I did!

Laurence Brown said...

Nice story. The way the author described the scenes are amazing! Love it!