"Kearsley masterfully writes authentic voices for Eva and Daniel as they wrestle with their improbable connection and its implications" - Publishers Weekly
"Like Anya Seton's Green Darkness and Daphne du Maurier's House on the Strand, Kearsley brilliantly brings together past and present. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month" - RT Book Reviews
"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.
" - Booklist
"A sympathetic woman becomes the heroine of her own fate, both past and present, in this winning romance." - Kirkus
"Susanna Kearsley's latest is an imaginatively captivating trip through time. I found complete hours swallowed whole as I devoured THE ROSE GARDEN.
" - Fresh Fiction
"Canadian author Susanna Kearsley's time-travel books have always enthralled me, and The Rose Garden
is no exception." - Historical Novels Review
" I highly, highly recommend The Rose Garden
(and Kearsley in general, but this is an excellent place to start) to anyone who enjoys a good story with a vivid setting and memorable characters. And if you're in need of a well-written comfort read, run to your library or bookstore to get your hands on a copy!
" - A Striped Arm Chair
"I'm sure I'll be reading more books by Susanna Kearsley soon I just need to decide which one to try next!
" - She Reads Novels
"This will be going on my top 10 books for sure and I'm keeping my copy to read again!! " - Life in the Thumb
"Overall, The Rose Garden
was a wonderfully imaginative tale with true love, time travel, and a fascinating setting.
" - Laura's Reviews
"It's very romantic in a kind of restrained way and unending sense of longing. Beautifully written, The Rose Garden
is recommended for fans of The Time Traveler's Wife, Rebecca, and historical fiction.
" - The Book Harbinger
"If you're in the mood for a story with a strong sense of place, a cast of wonderful characters, a plot with surprises, time travel and romance, I have just one piece of advice: Seek out The Rose Garden
, and when you're done reading it, seek out the rest of Susanna Kearsley's novels.
" - Kittling: Books
"Kearsley fans will love this to bits" - At Home with A Good Book and the Cat
"It seems I've gotten into the habit of saying this for this author's work; The Rose Garden
, by Susanna Kearsley is a must read. And as they say, there's no time like the present.... " - Bookishly Attentive
"Overall a magical and heart-moving romance which should appeal to everyone loving romances.
" - Endlessly Bookish
"if you want a well-written, rich romance with a strong, mature heroine, The Rose Garden
is strongly recommended.
" - The Romance Reader
"There's excitement, adventure, tragedy & romance in The Rose Garden
, it's a compelling read. " - I Prefer Reading
"So I invite you to come along to a special rose garden on the coast of Cornwall where you never know what might happen. At the least you will have a delightful reading experience lost in the magical world Susanna Kearsley creates.
" - The Broken Teepee
"I give it five stars!!!
" - Celtic Lady's Reviews
"If you are a fan of Susanna Kearsley's novels, then you already know what to expect in The Rose Garden
... lyrical writing... vivid images of nature and the landscape...historical settings... characters that you come to know and really care about...time travel that changes seamlessly from one frame to the next...and a breathtaking and poignant ending. The Rose Garden
is no exception.
" - Books, Belles & Beaux
"Susanna Kearsely is one of my favorite historical fiction writers. She always manages to write books that draw me in from the very first place. This one is no different and it just might be my favorite.
" - Books Like Breathing
"This is the kind of book you want with you when you curl up in front of a fire with a soft blanket draped over your knees and a mug of hot tea at your side. Or, okay, in my case, a glass of red wine.
This is one of those books where you find yourself absorbing every word rather than merely reading them.
This is the kind of book you never want to end and you'll never forget.
" - A Writer's Ramblings
"This one is going on my favorite's list. I enjoyed every scene, conversation, and pictorial description. " - Step into My World
"The Rose Garden
is part historical, part romance, part historical, and sheer brilliance.
" - Royal Reviews
Susanna Kearsley's unique time-travel romances have gained her renown as an author capable of whisking away readers to another time, in another place, in a world real to our imaginations. With the style of a modern day Daphne Du Maurier, Susanna Kearsley writes with a graceful poise blended with just the right amount of mystery and romantic elements. Following in the footsteps of 2010's The Winter Sea, The Rose Garden
brings a mystical Cornish tale to life in an unforgettably elegant way.
" - Suite 101
"This book will keep your attention from the first line to the last. My only complaint, I couldn't put it down, making for a very tired employee at work the following day. Read it. You will fall in love, too. " - Write Brained Readers
"As always with Kearsley, the book is rich in atmosphere and location. I wanted to go to Cornwall really badly as I was reading. " - Rosario's Reading Journal
"If you're itching to read a well-written "I need to escape into" novel, look no further. This one is a winner.
" - Library of Clean Reads
"Kearsley's characters are full of life and I could fully flesh out their appearances in my mind as I read.
Fans of books like The Time Traveler's Wife and Outlander will definitely want to check out Susanna Kearsley and her enchanting novels.
" - Luxury Reading
"The Rose Garden
is Susanna Kearsley at her best. " - A Girl Walks into a Bookstore
"Susanna Kearsley's books are meant to be savored. The story can't be rushed, and you will be rewarded for your patience at the end of the story when everything comes full circle. The Rose Garden
is the kind of book you want to save for a day when you can curl up on the couch in a blanket with a hot cup of tea at your side and not get up until you've finished the book. Susanna Kearsley's tales are always beautifully written, and I felt like I was living in Cornwall, England with the characters in the book-the descriptions of the coast were just so vivid that it makes me want to vacation there every year.
" - A Buckeye Girl Reads
"An alluring romance in the Mary Stewart mode, set in 18th-century Cornwall." - Shelf Awareness
"There are many messages in this book, but for me it was about not living or dwelling in the past, but moving forward, even if that forward is in the past. Stumped you didn't I? I'm not trying to be coy, I just don't want to give away an ounce of the story and rob you of a book that will keep you immersed, interested and guessing.
" - Heart to Heart: The B&N Romance Blog
"I really enjoyed THE ROSE GARDEN BY SUSANNA KEARSLEY. It's the first book I've read by the author and I will definitely see what she has to offer in the future.
" - Book Drunkard
"The first line of this story is devastating, but the last line is filled with happiness. They make powerful bookends to a memorable novel.
" - Dear Author