Reading roundup 21/09/22

Hello! So, I’m back again after my extended break. I had hoped to be able to write an extended post with loads of great books to whet your reading appetite, but the events of the last few days made it impossible for me to concentrate on reading. There is only one book that I can write about. Here it is:

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

I enjoyed The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley so much that I decided to read another of her books: The Rose Garden. This is the blurb:

“When Eva’s film star sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and 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. For the 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.”

I really needed a bit of escapism and this book certainly provided it! Here is my five star review on Goodreads:

The Rose GardenThe Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second terrific escapist novel by Susanna Kearsley that I have enjoyed. Just the thing when you are beset by worries and troubles. I loved the intertwining of modern day life with the adventure set in the early Georgian era. The characters were interesting and well drawn and the setting beautifully described, leaving me wishing that I could travel to Cornwall once again. Lovely book.

View all my reviews

As I am still struggling to concentrate, I wonder what I can read for next week’s post?

All will be revealed…

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



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