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
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 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 wo ...more
La relación amorosa una vez más ha ido muy rápido, todo se ha precipitado y no estoy muy de acuerdo con algunos de los h ...more
Harper Ashby es un encanto!!! De todos los personajes masculinos de esta trilogía Harper se lleva todos los aplausos!!
El libro final de la trilogía y la historia que faltaba sobre Harper y Hayley; me encanta que el romance entre estos dos personajes es probablemente el que tarda más tiempo en desarrollarse. Desde "Dalia Azul" me encantó Harper, es un personaje centrado, tranquilo, reservado. Es el hijo mayor de Rosalind y la mano trabajadora del Vivero "El Jardin", nunca tuvo la necesidad de sal ...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
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
Also, while the author loves male protagonists with a strong tendency to ignore their partner's wishes/boundaries "for their own ...more
Haleys found her place in life, for her and her daughter, here at Harper House, and although shes found Harper likable, she wasnt expecting the explosive feelings that blooms between them. And the Harper Bride is not happy, at all.
Harper knew there was something between him and Haley since the beginning, but he never thought it would be love. Now that they have to fight the Harper Bride for their happiness theyll need the help of all the fami ...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
First, she does a great of handling female beauty and self-i ...more
A good ending to the In The Garden trilogy. The tension was kept up well throughout the story, and the flashbacks into the life of the Harper ghost were excellent.
I wasn't too enthralled by the romance of the two characters, but liked them enough to keep reading.
The big reveal at the end of what actually happened to the ghost was worth waiting for- very different and more macabre than I was expecting!
A good and enjoyable read.
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
Idem for the romance. Hayley and Harper are really, really cute, but I guess I got bored, reading about romancing trouble. ...more
During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha ...more