Red Lily (In the Garden #3)
Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasn't looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job...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
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
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
Great love story. Great story period. This series will be one of my favorites for years to come.
I found this to be a wonderful story, whether you read the first two in the series or not.
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...
No character growth, predictable story line, half ass attempt at a ghost story and just boring.
I gave it two stars because it is a quick easy read, but so is the story of Jack and Jill.
I listened to this on audio as my Grandma had received it as a gift for Christmas and passed on her already audio books to me.
Nora Roberts has always held a special place in my life. I started my reading with many of her books and i try to pick up a few every now and again.
The final story in the trilogy finds Harper and Hayley still fighting their growing attraction to one another. Hayley al...more
I kept waiting for some intimate talk or dialogue between Harper and Hayley but all there was in the book was the ghost Amelia. Till the very end the main topic was that of Amelia, the ghost. It got pretty tiring because the real story of the g...more
Yet I must confess that while the Harper Bride kept me in suspense (and added a great edge to the plot) Harper and Hayley were a bit forced to me. There were sweet, romantic moments and timely revelations, but I would rate Black Rose as the true climax of this series.
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