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What Rosie Found Next

(Magnolia Creek #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  327 ratings  ·  29 reviews
A shaky upbringing has left Rosie Stevens craving safety and security. She thinks she knows exactly what she needs to make her life complete – the stable job and perfect house-sit she’s just found in Magnolia Creek. The only thing she wants now is for her long-term boyfriend, Adam, to leave his overseas job and come home for good.

Owen Harrison is notoriously nomadic, and
Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published November 12th 2015 by Fabrian Books
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Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rosie has found a job in Magnolia Creek, a small town where everybody knows one another. She combines working with house sitting. This is perfect for her since her boyfriend Adam works overseas and they haven't settled down in a home of their own yet. Rosie falls in love with Magnolia Creek almost instantly and she feels like she belongs in this small community. Magnolia Creek and its surrounding towns are known for having a high risk at bush fires. Rosie stays on high alert because fire is some ...more
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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What Rosie Found Next is a lovely story about Rosie Stevens, a professional house sitter who hasn’t had the easiest life but is trying to move forward. She just wants to settle down and have some stability and security. Adam is Rosie’s long-term boyfriend but he’s very career-driven and, in the short term, this keeps preventing them from having the life that Rosie craves. Owen is the son of the home owners that Rosie is now house-sitting for. Owen is the opposite of Rosie, he leads a nomadic lif ...more
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Actual rating = 4.5

What Rosie Found Next is Helen J Rolfes third release. I've previously read and loved Handle Me with Care, The Friendship Tree is still waiting on my kindle. I suppose my expectations were pretty high, because of the fact, I loved her previous novel so much. However, Helen did nothing less as delivering another excellent novel.

What Rosie Found Next follows the story around Rosie Stevens, who is hired to be a house-sitter in Magnolia Creek for a couple of months until the home
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Helen has excelled herself again with this book .. I love the way she writes with such passion about each character, you immediately feel as though you know them personally & therefore get involved with all the emotions.

Rosie, spends her time house/pet sitting & she has taken on a new assignment. The gorgeous house & cat occupant suit her for now while her long-term boyfriend is occupied working abroad. She has dreams of settling down into her own perfect little home but will he? Adam is ‘depend
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two damaged strangers sharing one magnificent house in bushfire country outside of Melbourne, Australia.
Rosie, the contracted house and pet sitter, and Owen, the home owners' nomadic, adult son with no plans to settle surprise each other in the middle of the night.
Each of them has a fractured relationship with their parents, ech of them is hiding deep secrets, but those seem to be the only things they have in common.

Rosie has an absent boyfriend and likes to play strictly by the rules, safety an
Abby Vegas
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feisty-heroine
Delightful. Hits all the right notes.

What Rosie Found Next....I just loved this book! Great characters, lively setting, a touch of mystery, and just the right amount of romantic sizzle. The story grabs you right away and doesn't let go, and by the end of the book (which elicited an audible squee as I was reading it) I was totally invested in Rosie's journey - and Owen's as well. Uplifting and sweet. Loved it.
J.B (Debbie)
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
review coming soon!
Mrs Pauline A Amos
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I do like this author very much and thoroughly enjoyed every word of this book. This is the first book of hers that I've read that is set in Australia and, as Australia is my favourite holiday destination, it was win/win for me.
The characters were totally believable, and the descriptive passages made me think I was there; I could smell the smoke from the bush fire and feel the terror. I was just so pleased that George was saved!
Can't wait to read more of Magnolia Creek.
G. McGavin
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book you can't put down!

I loved this book, the story was so good and loved all the characters in it. I couldn't put it down, as I wanted to know if it would have the happy ending I hoped for. Look forward to reading the follow up book
Angie Hackett
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This was a good read. The setting was amazing, the characters were three dimensional and interesting.

This was a well written book and flowed seamlessly. I did think Rosie was a bit silly for heading back into potential danger but it was worth it in a way.
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Oct 04, 2020 rated it liked it
it took me a while to get into it but flew through it once I did
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This is such a charming book. I love watching relationships growing in the book and this was no exception. I really want to know what happens next for Rosie

Amy Ashton
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely, easy reader

It captures the reader through simple yet relatable storytelling. Emotional yet funny, it's a book I couldn't put down. Brilliant
Oonagh Atchison
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Lovely light hearted book to read kept an interest from beginning to end great story and a lot of laughter Helen keep them coming!!!
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very interesting read set in a great location. Haven't read many books set in Australia and I found this one very satisfactory. Well written and a good plot. Will read more of hers, I'm thinking. ...more
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Helen J Rolfe's latest book, What Rosie Found Next is set in Australia, a place I have always wished to visit. I didn't need to think twice before requesting it since I knew that I was gonna like it, the description promised me a good romance with a touch of mystery and the fact that it is set Australia made me too eager to read it.

The novel tells the story of Rosie and Owen. Rosie Stevens has started her house-sitting at Magnolia Creek, as the owners have gone to London for a short time. She is
Rachel Strong
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What Rosie Found Next is the second book by Helen Rolfe that I have read, and I can honestly say she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.
Australia is a place that I am dying to visit, it has been since I was a little girl, but with astronomical flight prices and a husband terrified of spiders, who regularly tells me that there are a lot of spiders Down Under, I can’t see us visiting anytime soon, and so I have become a bit of a sucker for books set in Australia. What Rosie Found Next,
Suze Lavender
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rosie combines her new job with house sitting. She temporarily moves to Magnolia Creek and instantly falls in love with the area. Rosie has a boyfriend, someone who's safe and secure. She wants a stable, dependable future. Only her boyfriend is working abroad, so her dreams can't come true yet. Rosie expects to be on her own in the house she's supposed to take care of, but Owen, the son of the owners, wants to stay at the house as well. He's searching for something and it's important he's doing ...more
Sharon Booth
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is another lovely story from Helen J Rolfe. I loved Magnolia Creek and could picture it very clearly in my mind, thanks to her beautiful descriptions of the town. I'm delighted to see that there will be further books set in this lovely location.
Rosie is a great character. She arrives in Magnolia Creek for work reasons - she is looking after a house while its owners are away, and will have the place all to herself. Except, the owners' son has different ideas. He has arrived back home, knowin
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The story follows Rosie Stevens, who just started house-sitting in Magnolia Creek. She went through a lot in her past and just wants to be cared for and safe. Her boyfriend Adam is barely there, always far away in another country for work. They wanted to settle down and buy a house, but it never happened. I wasn’t sure from the beginning what to think of their relationship, I just felt that Rosie wasn’t happy and didn’t understand
Luccia Gray
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Now and again you read a wonderful book that’s like taking a holiday. No stress, no fussing, just relaxation and enjoyment. That’s exactly how I felt when I read What Rosie Found Next by Helen Rolfe. It’s no spoiler to say that there’s a happy ending, and that’s something the reader senses right from the start, but how to keep the reader interested? It’s not an easy task to convince the reader to keep turning the pages, but Helen Rolfe succeeds delightfully. What’s her recipe? She makes sure we’ ...more
Jessica Redland
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book. One of the best I've read in ages. Rosie is a house-sitter who longs to settle down in her very own home, but her boyfriend, Adam, works overseas so it doesn't look like this is going to happen any time soon. When taking up a house-sitting assignment in the stunning Australian setting of Magnolia Creek, things don't quite go to plan when the home-owner's son, Owen, turns up in the middle of the night and wants her out.

Rosie's a fabulous character; warm and instantly
Mandy Baggot
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the time I spent in Magnolia Creek with Owen and Rosie! All the characters were so real and you couldn't help but get caught up with their lives. Rosie, for me, was the stand out character, really believable and likeable. Owen was just damn hot! I could imagine him in and out of that fireman's uniform and the biker leathers!

A lovely romantic story about relationships, secrets and overcoming the odds. Recommended!
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just nice

I usually read thriller books, but when I'm tired a good romance novel is my go-to. I read this in maybe 2 days, the book depicts typical rural setting with over-positive descriptions of the beauty of the place. I liked that the climax wasn't really focused on the romantic aspect. All in all, I would say it's a nice read.
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, judged
This is a nice well rounded story, which I really enjoyed. It held my interest from start to finish, but it wasn't a book that I couldn't put down. There is a mystery, conflict, action and romance. I gave it a 4, because it's not quite a 5. ...more
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Just the pick me up read I needed! Can't wait to read more magnolia creek novels I'll be downloading them now!
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, good story line and I liked the mystery behind the male character in this book
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
A pleasant, untaxing read.....
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