Le lys pourpre (In the Garden #3)
Elle a désormais une famille et adore son travail à la jardinerie. Que demander de plus ? Un homme, peut-être. C'est sûr, Harper, le fils aîné de Roz, ne la laisse pas indifférente, et il semblerait qu'elle lui plaise aussi. Mais, comme à chaque fois qu'une ...more
At first I thought the trilogy got off to a bit of a slow start for me in Book 1, Blue Dahlia. But for me trilogies seem to hit the ground running and suck me right in, or it's a slower build when the groundwork is being laid and the characters are introduced.
I felt the trilogy built on itself and got better and better with each story, and this was a very fulfilling conclusion. When nearing the end I felt like I knew these characters and didn't want the story ...more
by Nora Roberts
4 Star Trilogy
Nora Roberts introduces 3 women whose lives become intertwined: Roz, the elegant 40 something Southern belle and owner of Harper House/In the Garden nursery and retail store; Stella, the 30 something mother and perfectionist Yankee is manager of In the Garden: while Hayley is the pregnant 20 something distant cousin of Roz and also works at In The Garden. The store and gardening/gardens are very prominent in the trilogy. For those who don't like gardens or gardeni
::: The Plot :::
We first meet Hailey in the first book of the In the Garden Trilogy, Blue Dahlia, when she shows up at Roz's (the heroine of the second book in the series) house -- a distant cousin related by marriage in the way only old Southern families seem to keep track of -- pregnant, alone, and looking for work.
We've known from the first book that Harper, Roz's oldest son and the one who shares her love of gardening and wor ...more
RED LILY is the story of Harper Ashby, oldest son of Rosalind (BLACK ROSE), and Hayley Phillips. Hayley had come to Harper House the previous year, pregnant and alone, to beseech Roz, a distant cousin th ...more
My one regret about this trilogy is that we didn't get a romance for David, Harper's best friend, Roz's right hand man and housekeeper and the best cook and babysitter alive. *gr ...more
The wrap up of the Harper Bride was unexpected and thrilling. I could not put the book (Kindle) down and that is exactly how a good mystery should be!
This trilogy as a whole was a very enjoy ...more
Unfortunately, there were two large facets of the novel that really grated on me. First, and unsurprising if you've read my reviews of the other two, is Amelia Co ...more
I really hated the ghost story, I really didn't care for it, it was boring. I did enjoy the first book because the ghost was a secondary element in it, but in the 2nd and 3rd book it was mentioned too much.
And about the romance, it never did de ...more
First, she does a great of handling female beauty and self-i ...more
I also missed the early stages of the main couple's romance (meeting, frien ...more
Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following Blue Dahlia and Black Rose.
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 sta...more
The In the Garden series was my first time reading books by Nora Roberts or by the author under any of her other pen names. It was also my first trilogy that I can recall. I don't remember having reading anything in the way of a series of books since my Nancy Drew days.
As I wrote in my first comment about The Blue Dahlia (book #1), this isn't an author or genre that I'd normally choose, but the trilogy was given to me ...more
Another aspect of the book that I really enjoyed was the whole ghost and mystery part of it. It was an enjoyable thing to read and figure out. Roberts did keep you in suspense. She drug the facts out in a good manner for three books and keeps you guessing until the end. There wer ...more
Gostei mais uma vez muito deste volume. Só não li os três de seguida porque achei que deveria esperar pelo desfecho, mas se tivesse lido, não teria achado de ...more
Great love story. Great story period. This series will be one of my favorites for years to come.
Red Lily should have been a final ending to what was a compelling and moving trilogy. But what the reader got instead was a very over-drawn and labored ending to a story that didn't really exist ...more
This is the third book of In the Garden trilogy.It takes off with H/h romance growing stronger and Amelia the ghost getting a lot stronger and extremly dangerous as she has periods when she takes over Haleys body-they are still doing their best to find out who she is and where she lived and how she died along with some murderous assauts by Amelia on the household...
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her ...more