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Come Rain or Shine

(Rose Gardner Investigations #5)

4.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,098 ratings  ·  330 reviews
Rose Gardner collects secrets the way other people collect junk—and now she’s being asked to expose them. Special Prosecutor Mason Deveraux has called a grand jury to investigate the corruption in the Sweet Branch Police Department, and he’s summoned Rose as a witness. Any topic is fair game, and the criminals in Fenton county are rightly scared of what she might share und ...more
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Laila Nelke
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is beyond amazing! Epic. The most anticipated book of all the Rose books. And it was so worth waiting! A total whirlwind of all the possible emotions. Yes, I admit I've been laughing, crying (more than anything else), upset, angry, shocked,surprised, yelling and more..
I've been preparing myself to anything happening in this book (that's what I thought) but Denise proved it was not enough even though I knew it won't be enough. She is the master of telling the stories of her character's
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Each book in the Rose Gardner series is more complex and unexpected than the one before. I have thought about this review more than any other I’ve ever written simply because it’s so hard not to include spoilers. This book, which I sat up most of the night reading, completely changes Rose’s world as we’ve come to accept it through her journey from 28-1/2 Wishes.

Rose is definitely not a shy, scared, inexperienced girl anymore; she has grown into a strong, independent, worldly woman who is willin
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you love a story so much!!!
When you love a series so much!!!
When you fall for characters time and time again!!!
When I story grabs you so, so much you go through a whole gamut of emotions, before, during and for a long time after, then you know you just read something very magical.

The intense anxiety leading up to a new Rose Gardener release is real, especially for die-hard longtime fans...
The build-up toward another visit to Henrietta reading more about Rose's life, living it with her, it's
Nicki Pipes
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First I have to say this book completely blew me away! I was completely in love with it even as it ripped my heart to shreds. It was so powerful and emotionally charged. The stories and characters that Denise gives us are unlike any others. I could never pick an actual favorite book but this entire series is a favorite and I will recommend Rose to anyone and everyone I meet.

We first met Rose in Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes, she sucked us in and took us on a crazy ride. Rose has grown and chan
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who needs sleep anyways?! This coming from a person that loves her sleep! I couldn’t get enough of this book!!! So I just finished and I’m blown away!!! I knew it would be incredible and I was definitely not disappointed. I’m forever grateful that Denise follows her heart when her characters insist she tell their stories. This one was so much more than I could’ve ever hoped for and I’m especially happy with this turn of events. This book is beyond amazing. This book is beyond epic. This book is ...more
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has been one of the most anticipated episodes from the whole Rose collection. It goes without saying, but I will, you need to have read the other editions, as this picks up pretty close to where book 4 ends.

I find these are the hardest books to review, purely because so much happens and I do not want to spoil anything for readers. These mysteries are jam packed full of action that your head will move back and forth like a good tennis match. I suggest grab some popcorn and buckle in fo
Vicky Quenault
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Things To Do Before Starting This Book:

1. Get a big drink and put it next to your reading chair.
2. Put a box of tissue there, too
3. Turn off your phone.
4. Order a pizza so the kids won't need you to cook dinner.
5. Hang a "Closed" sign on your door so no one will bother you.

So good! Just fantastic. Rose Gardner is a favorite, and the series just gets better and better. Denise Grover Swank knows what she's doing and she takes you on a fun, funny, scary, emotional, devastating, hopeful ride this ti
Samantha Malstrom
Wow!!! Left absolutely speechless!! Five stars all the way!
I know I say this about every new Rose Gardner book that comes out but this is my new favorite. Things weren’t all sunshine and rainbows but this was such an emotional book and I couldn’t put it down. I cried at least seven times, laughed out loud at least five or six, and gasped at many parts. I am so emotionally invested in this series it isn’t even funny and it’s all thanks to the amazing writing and the constant development of charac
Brandy Barber
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Gasp that was heard around the world. I haven't killed over. So that is good. I am still in shock at how this book came out. I think this book defined everyone's new roll in Rose's life. There is a bunch of new information in this book. I LOVED every Minute of it.
I Think Rose has grown in so many ways in the past year. She has really struggled with her Identity. She finally has started realizing who she is. It is going to be a huge surprise with how she is going to take on the new weight th
Andrea Hastings
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how Denise manages to out do herself with each Rose book, but somehow she does. I have loved every single Rose Gardner book, but Come Rain or Shine has to be the best yet!! My emotions were all over the place. I sobbed several times, was angry, irritated, happy, laughed, and so many more emotions. Denise Grover Swank somehow gave me everything I wanted and some things I didn't even know I needed in this book. It amazes me how each character has grown throughout the series but still ...more
Sandy Bartles
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! Magnifico! Wonderful! Have the tissues ready when you begin this book. My emotions were all over the place! My heart will never be the same. Thank you, Denise Grover Swank, for showing me tears aren’t bad when you are sharing them with your friends. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!
Anne Walker
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was on a rollercoaster of emotions from the beginning. First I laughed, got mad and before I knew it I was crying and just when I thought I had calmed back down the roller coaster of emotions started all over again It’s hard to even express all the feelings that I had... you know a book it good when you are talking out loud to the characters and literally sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation of what is getting ready to happen..
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grab a box of tissues.

She has done it again. This book is everything you are hoping it to be and some you didn't even expect. My heart aches but I love the direction Denise is taking Rose and her world. You definitely want the bonus scene so click the link!
Lindsay Billsborrow
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Laura Martinez
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is by far the best one in this series. Denise delivered a punch and it hit home. It is a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the book. I shed tears several times, yelled at people, and even belly laughed several times. Denise, you completely outdid yourself in this book, and I absolutely loved it. The bonus content at the end is just what I needed to read after this book. I can’t wait for the next installment and see where Rose takes us.
Michelle Stuck
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Completely mesmerizing! **Disclaimer – Once you start this book you WILL NOT be able to put it down! This is the 5th book in the Rose Garner Investigations series, and man, does this book make me feel all of the emotions! Over the past 4 years I have been keeping up with the folks in Henryetta (and I love them and love to hate some, too). Every time there is word of a new installment coming out I feel like a little kid on Christmas. I can’t wait to rip open the book and immerse myself in the wor ...more
Jennifer Haebich
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Denise has left me spent. Finishing her books dry eyed is becoming impossible. I have to start off by saying that I am so glad that Miss Mildred made an appearance in this book. I have missed her dearly and she is always bring a comedic element (we all know someone she reminds us of). In this book I feel we really see how much Rose has grown in her journey, and just how her previous decisions can come back to bite her in toosh, and just what her new decisions have in store for her and her unconv ...more
Robin Turner
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Facing down a drizzly bear

Spoilers****Never back a mama or soon to be mama into a corner. She will claw your eyes out. I felt Rose's pregnancy coming as I finished the last book. My heart is so torn with her decisions and I can't wait for the next book. I am Team James all the way but I am so upset by his actions but I understand where Denise is coming from in this book. Rose is as tough as they come and now with her own child to protect and her niece and nephew since Violet has passed. I don't
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! I don’t even know where to begin. Denise has really done it again. I didn’t know what to expect with Come Rain or Shine, I was honestly a bit worried for what was to come. But it most definitely DID NOT disappoint.

Rose is at a cross road...she’s got so many decisions to make and she being pulled in so many directions. The decisions she needs to make are life changing and she doesn’t know if she can handle it. But of course she keeps pushing through for the ones she loves.

This b
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you pick up this book, be prepared to not put it down again until the end!
WOW! Rose Gardner Investigations #5 was an emotional rollercoaster. Full of jaw dropping plot twists, that were both unexpected yet fit the story perfectly.
My favorite part of Denise’s writing is the depth of the relationships that develop between the characters. The interactions are so real, evoking moments of tears, anger and laughter. Rose shows us that family is not limited to the one you are born into. These char
Sarah German
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was unbelievably amazing! I laughed and cried! I am heartbroken for Rose but she has grown and is so much stronger than she was I know she will be ok! I love her friends that are now family. I couldn’t put the book down, sped through it because I had to know what happened, and can’t wait for my re-read! Love the Rose Gardner series! Thank you Denise for such an amazing story!!
little 'ole me
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really commend Denise for making brave choices with her characters. I know that they make their own way but Denise has to put the words on the page for us to read. This last installment really was a page turner and I was holding my breath, gasping and whisper shouting at Rose. Do I feel Rose made the right but at the end of the day I trust Denise and will follow the story to see where it leads us. I never read a book so fast as this series and I am always itching for more which jus ...more
Ellen Anderson
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book literally kept me up all night. Once I started it I was unable to set it down until I read the last sentence and all I can say is I want more! If you have read the Rose Gardner books then you certainly don't want to miss this one. If you have never read them, then you are certainly missing out on some great reading.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy!!! This book is beyond amazing and worth the wait. Rose has come a looonggg way from the beginning of this series and she keeps surprising me everytime. This book goes into the relationship of Rose and Violet in such a way that it breaks your heart. And the ever evolving relationship between Rose and Joe. Love, love, love!
Mona  Brown
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book, I don't know what to say without giving away too much. The characters and story lines are so well written, that you will find yourself yelling and crying while you read this. I loved and hated this book both at the same time. I just couldn't put it down once I started reading it.
Make sure you read this book
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where to start except to say, this book changes everything. It is the best book since Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes and that is saying A LOT !!! Each Rose Gardner book has been Amazing, but this book....Far Exceeds all the others. So many changes going on in Henryetta and Rose is at the core of all of them. This is a tear jerker and a heartbreaker. I'm not going to say more at the risk of spoiling your read, but you have got to get this book immediately and start reading (but don't ...more
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY GOD. I’ve been put through the wringer reading this today. I’m a wreck!! 😩😩
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding!!! I am still in shock after finishing this book. Denise did not disappoint at all, and continues to write amazing storylines that will have you at the edge of your seat, holding your breath and not even realizing it. My emotions are all over the place, I'm not even sure what to think right now.

Rose's character continues to grow in so many ways. I love the strong and independent woman she has become. She has overcome so much since the first book and I am excited to see how it all pl
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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