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The rose garden [text (large print)] / Susanna Kearsley.

By: Kearsley, Susanna, 1966-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2011Edition: Large print edition.Description: 623 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781410489227; 1410489221.Subject(s): Time travel -- Fiction | Large type books | Great Britain -- History -- George I, 1714-1727 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: Eva Ward returns to the only place that has ever felt like home seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. But she quickly discovers she is not alone in the old house on the Cornwall coast. The past reaches out to touch the present in this beautiful love story and haunting mystery.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

"I've loved every one of Susanna's books She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go "-- DIANA GABALDON , #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

A journey through time and a story of love, The Rose Garden tells the story of a modern woman thrown back three centuries only to find that might just be where she belongs.

After the death of her sister, Eva Ward leaves Hollywood behind to return to the only place she feels she truly belongs, the old house on the coast of Cornwall, England. She's seeking comfort in memories of childhood summers, but what she finds is mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time. But Eva soon discovers that the man, Daniel Butler, is very, very real and is thrown into a world of intrigue, treason, and love.

Inside the old house, Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago. And as she begins to question her place in the present, she realizes she must decide where she really belongs: in the life she knows or the past she feels so drawn towards.

Other bestselling books by Susanna Kearsley:
The Winter Sea
A Desperate Fortune
The Firebird

Eva Ward returns to the only place that has ever felt like home seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. But she quickly discovers she is not alone in the old house on the Cornwall coast. The past reaches out to touch the present in this beautiful love story and haunting mystery.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Kearsley (The Winter Sea) beautifully evokes the wild landscapes and history of Cornwall in this pleasant time-travel romance. In the present day, Eva Ward travels to the Cornish coast carrying her sister's ashes, determined to lay her to rest at Treloworth, the estate they summered at as children with the Hallet family. As she reconnects with the Hallets, Eva tries to figure out how to start her life over. Then Eva is transported back to 1715, a time when smuggling was common and hidden Jacobites swarmed the coast. At first she fears she might be hallucinating, but soon she meets and falls in love with widower Daniel Butler, who accepts Eva's time traveling at face value. Kearsley masterfully writes authentic voices for Eva and Daniel as they wrestle with their improbable connection and its implications. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Eva Ward's beloved sister was a famous actress, and her widowed husband asks Eva to spread her ashes where her sister was happiest. Eva decides to return to Trelowarth, in Polgelly, Cornwall, where she and her sister spent their summers. Her arrival is bittersweet. She is welcomed with open arms, and the old manor house and gardens are just as she remembers them. She returns to her old room and, while trying to sleep, hears voices next door. She thinks they must belong to workmen but finds out that no one is next door. While walking through the gardens, she sees a man dressed in costume. Or is he? Strange occurrences keep happening until Eva finds herself ricocheting between time periods and falling in love in 1715, during the tumultuous reign of King George I. Kearsley makes the impossible seem real as she weaves a tale full of genuine characters and a strong sense of place and makes history come alive.--Engelmann, Patty Copyright 2010 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Mariana, 1995, etc.) has made time travel feasible before, and here she matches it with appropriately flowery but light-handed descriptions of the rugged coast and neat summaries of 18th-century politics. It takes some temporal gymnastics to engineer happy endings for everyone--from the mysterious widow Claire to Eva's present-day suitor Oliver--but these are accomplished with some well-placed "local legends" that presage Eva's own future. Although the neat conclusion stretches credibility a bit, this colorful romance peoples both the past and present with characters worth swooning over. A sympathetic woman becomes the heroine of her own fate, both past and present, in this winning romance.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.