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The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
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Nov 08, 2011

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bookshelves: historical-fiction, time-travel-and-timey-weirdness, love-stories
Read from December 19 to 26, 2011

"The Rose Garden", much like Susanna Kearsley's previous novel, "The Winter Sea", is the story of a modern-day woman who finds love in a by-gone age. Eva returns to the Cornwall home where she and her sister spent many happy summers in their childhood, to scatter her sister's ashes in the place where she'd been happiest. While there, Eva finds herself mysteriously transported back three centuries into the past, where she encounters the man who may just be the love of her life.

"The Rose Garden" is by no means great literature, but it is an engaging tale of time travel, adventure, sorrow and loss, and enduring love. The various plot threads and characters hang together well, and while it might be a tad predictable, the story was quite gripping nonetheless. This is light reading -- it would make a great vacation book -- and it certainly held my interest beginning to end.

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