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The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

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When Eva's sister Katrina dies, she returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina's ashes and in doing so return her to the place where she belongs. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a time long before her own.

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The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

For Eva house where she so often stayed as a child is home not only to her old friends the Halletts, but also to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. When Eva finally accepts that she is able to slip between centuries and see and talk to the inhabitants from hundreds of years ago, she soon finds herself falling for Daniel Butler, a man who lived - and died - long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and in laying her sister to rest, comes to realise that she too must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.


'Gloriously romantic...highly recommended'
Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller

'Thrilling, haunting and deeply romantic - I was reminded of The Time Traveler's Wife'
Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Gathering Storm

About the Author

Susanna Kearsley

Canadian novelist Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator and she brings her own passion for research and travel to bear in her books, weaving history with modern-day intrigue in a way that, in the words of one reviewer, ‘tells the story of the past and illuminates the present’. She has conned her way into Oxford’s Bodleian Library to read 17th century documents, climbed down a Merovingian holy well in France, roamed the Scottish borders and northern Italy and spent a winter in a 16th century Welsh farmhouse all for the sake of research. Her previous novels include The Shadowy Horses, The Splendour Falls, and the Mariana which won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize. She has also started writing thrillers under the alias Emma Cole, the first of which is Every Secret Thing. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Publication date

1st January 2012


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Allison & Busby


480 pages


Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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