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Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons

(Rose Gardner Mystery #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  9,843 ratings  ·  602 reviews
When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she's lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she's picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men's restroom proves the defendant is innocent. A ...more
Paperback, 397 pages
Published June 29th 2012 by Createspace (first published June 26th 2012)
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Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
My only complaint- if Rose said 'crappy doodles' one more time, I was going to throw my Kindle out the window. Luckily, the phrase is not used as much in the subsequent books.
One other thing that kind of gets to me- the book is already reminiscent of Stephanie Plum books (Janet Evanovich). Why does Rose's love interest need to be a cop named Joe?!
Other than that, I really enjoyed it.
This was an adult contemporary mystery story about a psychic.

Rose was an okay character in this book, but she really didn’t know how to stay out of trouble. Purposefully visiting a crime scene as a juror, when she’d been specifically told that she could be imprisoned for it just seemed like madness, and she was bound to get in trouble for it.

The storyline in this was about Rose being called to jury duty, and then having a vision about the real murderer in the case she was a juror for. We then ha
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Rose Gardner is the most loveable, quirky, hilarious character, and wherever Rose goes, chaos follows. This book is the second in the Rose Gardner Mystery series and I loved it. Rose has the sight. She can't control when it happens, but out of nowhere, she will get a vision of usually something random like where someone left their car keys, but sometimes, it might be the key to solving a murder. Rose has the most wonderful boyfriend ever, her first boyfriend, actually, Joe Simmons. She met Joe i ...more
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Crappy Doodles!" this second book is a definite must read! If you have read the first book, then this one is next. If you have not read the first book, then I encourage you to, as this is an another excellent mystery/romantic story that follows up the events from the end of the first one. The story here is also intriguing once again. There is a new feeling to it as there is a new relationship (Rose & Joe!) and you see how they're doing after over a month of dating. We read the mysterious as ...more
Jacob Proffitt
This is second in a series and they definitely build on each other. Which is my way of saying read the previous before this one.

At about 60%, I'm going to call this done. I like Rose quite a bit. But two factors have edged me over the line to stop. They're related but in a weird way.

The actual, present problem is with Rose's sister, Violate. I can't stand that controlling snot-weasel and it bugs me more than a little that Rose puts up with her. If we're to take Violate's interference between Ros
Please note that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to 3 stars on Goodreads.

I chose wrong. That's all I got. I initially bought the first and second book via a Nook sale and since the reviews were all pretty much five stars I thought this would be an interesting series for me to start to read.

Taking place a mere few weeks after the events of book #1, we have Rose setting into a new relationship with her boyfriend Joe and trying to deal with attending jury duty. Since Rose's new boss a
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
No surprise here... but, Denise, you've done it again! I quickly became a huge fan of Denise's after reading Chosen, her action-packed triller. Then after reading Here, her paranormal romance, I was hooked. And here I am again, thrilled to have had the chance to read Denise's mystery novel, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, and I can't say enough good things about it! Denise is quickly becoming one of my very favorite authors.

Rose, the main character, is just awesome. She's adorable and lovable, t
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rose has the sight...unfortunately for her she very little control over when and where a vision comes to her. Desperate to use the bathroom and with the female toilets closed for cleaning she sneaks into the men's room, only to find herself trapped by a man talking on the phone. Then she has a vision...a vision in which the man on the other side of the door is discussing getting away with murder.

When she finds herself on the jury for the only murder trial on the ticket, she knows the accused is
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Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
It's getting silly. The first book was good and I was really looking forward to this one, but Rose's antics are bordering on annoying. I guess I fell in love a little with Rose in book 1, but she is not the same character in this book. Her character strength happened too quickly and is so far from being even remotely believable. I'm somewhat invested though, and will go on to the third book, but if the unbelievable silliness and editing mistakes continue, it will be my last book with this author ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In the second book, Rose is a jury in a murder case. Everyone thinks the defendant committed the crime but only Rose believes he’s innocent. Again we have a mystery, some new characters and great romance.

Some say that the third book is very good so I’m putting it on my wish list.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Twenty Nine and a Half Reasons is a great follow up to Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes. Thank you to AToMR Blog Tours for allowing me to be on this blog tour. I laughed the entire time I was reading this book. Rose is a trip and her sister is even funnier.The murder mystery was just right to.

In Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons We get to see Rose again in action. She is working a droll job at The DMV when she gets a notice in the mail that she must report to the courthouse for Jury Duty. She is exci
Jamie Davis
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yet another book Denise wrote that swept me off of my feet and pulled me into another world. How she does it is a mystery, but I hope she never stops! When you read a novel by Denise Grover Swank, you feel the characters' emotions and experience their roller coaster lives right alongside them. Rosie's story is no different, and you can't help but love her.

Joe is most certainly correct in saying Rose seems to be in the midst of some form of chaos at all times. She's a magnet for trouble. I love
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I'm hooked.

Swank has created an appealing character in Rose, and the relationships she has/is developing with other characters have me eager to find out what happens next in her life.

On to book three...
Anna's Herding Cats
Whew. Rose is a handful. She has a way of getting herself in the stickiest of situations

The Gist: Rose has been summoned for jury duty. The problem is? Well she has a vision and in it she finds the innocent. No one-- not even his lawyer-- thinks he's innocent and she just cannot let it go or let this man go down for a murder he didn't comment. Cue sticky situation.

I like Rose. She's innocent and earnest. Sweet with a little sassy to go with it when needed. And Joe is a great sup
Charley Girl
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
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Mahoghani 23
Good reading. Some situations were just hard to believe.
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than book one.

I got more into this one, I didn't figure out the villain in till it was revealed. Only thing bugged me was the crying. Rose seems to cry a lot, not that she doesn't have reason, just seems in excess.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't say I enjoyed this one as much as the first unfortunately. The main character can be a bit stupid at times, and her saying "Crappy doodles" is seriously annoying me now.
Mary Loesch
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
***This book was given to me as part of a book tour in exchange for an honest review***

I love a good murder mystery, especially if it has a dash of humor in it, and I have to admit that being a southern writer myself, I tend to be drawn to tales set in the South. Perhaps that's why Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons by Denise Grover Swank entertained me as much as it did. I had put off reading it for some reason, and now that I've gotten to review it, I really can't wait to read more from this autho
Samantha March
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I adored Denise Grover Swank’s debut novel Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes and being introduced to Rose Gardner. Fabulous book, fabulous author. I was really looking forward to the sequel, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, and there was no disappointment here! It was great to pick up right back into Rose’s life – her new and improved life at that! After the murder of her mom in the first book, Rose now has more independence – and a hot boyfriend in the state detective Joe. Two things are still the ...more
Angela Shockley
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I understand Rose's need to seek out the truth of matters, but she DOES get herself in quite a lot of trouble. This installment is no different!

I want to love Joe, but he's simultaneously clingy and inaccessible. I prefer him as McAllister instead of Simmons. He's so reluctant to open up about his past, but is pushing Rose to make a major life decision. That's not fair... specially when they've known each other for such a short amount of time.

The trial mystery kept me guessing. I attempted to ke
Meredith Schorr
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In this second installment of the Rose Gardner series, Rose has once again gotten herself involved in a murder. This time, however, instead of trying to clear her own name, she is trying to clear the name of the innocent party on trial for murder. How does she know he's innocent? A vision, of course! And lots of butting into business that she would probably be better off staying out of. This second part of the series also shows the development of Rose's relationship with sexy cop, Joe, as well a ...more
In this exciting sequel, we watch Rose adjusting to her new freedoms both internally and externally...navigating a new and first time relationship with Joe and all the stumbling blocks that come along with it as well as asserting herself in her relationship with her overbearing sister, Violet....along with these personal changes, Rose has just been picked for jury duty in a murder trial where she has a vision of the defendant's innocence...once again Rose is thrust front and center into a twiste ...more
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating 4.29 1/2
I really did like this book just a little bit better than the first book in the series...... I like the new characters that were introduced especially Rose's New BFF.... i'd love to go to lunch with those girls....
SO...Rose has jury duty, And thanks to a vision she believes the defendant is innocent.... so what does she do? She goes off and investigates on her own, and that is illegal, so you can only imagine what happened... although I do have to say her investigative skil
Elizabeth Emily Browne
I don't think I will ever get fed up of reading these books. The only thing that started to grate on me was the phrase "crappy doodles". I swear to god I cringed every time it was said. But apart from that I loved this book!

I especially loved two of the new characters we got to meet in this book. The first one was Mason. He was so sweet! Even if I did find him a jerk in the beginning, just another piece of evidence as to why first impressions aren't always right. I also loved Neely Kate! She wa
Fida Islaih
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you read my review of the first book you know I may spill some spoilers.

Oh, it's just that Joe's last name is different. I'm still in a love and hate relationship with him. I do love the new friendship Rose is having with Neely Kate.

It was no surprise she would snoop. She didn't even listen to Joe and Violet. But it is sad to finally see her in jail.

What has gotten into Violet? I like that she protects her sister. But I wouldn't want anyone to break any relationship I had. Only the people th
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Eisley Jacobs
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Seriously, if you liked Twenty-Eight and a Half wishes, you are going to LOVE Twenty-nine and a half Reasons!

Rose is back and sassy as ever! Ms Swank does a great job of bringing the same character I've grown to love (read 28 four or five times) back to life in this courtroom mystery of who-dun-it! I really thought I figured out who did it at one point but WHOOPS... It was awesome! You won't want to miss this installment of Rose Gardner!

Seriously ROSE FOR PRESIDENT! Love her!
Barbara ★
This is one of those series that just puts a smile on your face. Rose Gardner is a sassy, quirky, hilarious woman who is chased by chaos. Murphy's Law was written for Rose! I loved Rose's new-found maturity. She's really grown as a character and finally stopped letting people walk all over her. And I absolutely love Joe! He is the best thing that's ever happened to Rose but what's up with Mason? He was acting smitten and something else that I can't put a name to. I can't wait to find out what hi ...more
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