The Rose Garden
By Susanna Kearsley
Genre: Historical Romance, Fiction
Review: The main character is mourning the death of her sister; she returns to the happiest place of their childhood, Trelowarth House, Cornwall. They played there among the rose gardens, the Wild Wood, and the cliffs of Cornwall, where smugglers hid goods in damp caves. As she returns, she settles in to start a tea room with friend Susan and catches up with old friends, but she starts disappearing into the past, where she falls in love with the mysterious Daniel. There are a few twists at the end that I did not expect, and the story itself was extremely absorbing.
Note: If you love Kate Morton or Diana Gabaldon, you will enjoy this author and her books!
Author Website: http://www.susannakearsley.com/
She shares photos of the real locations that inspire her writing!
Song to Read By: "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up06CryWQpE&ob=av3e