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The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose (Darling Dahlias Mysteries) Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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Praise for the Darling Dahlias novels:
“[Albert] hits all the right notes…The plot’s believable, the Southern color brims with authenticity, and the characters are charmingly and realistically drawn...Here’s hoping the ladies have many more opportunities to dig into crime.”
“As always in any Susan Wittig Albert’s series including this one, the reader feels transplanted in time and place as the meticulous interwoven tidbits bring to life late 1930.”
—The Mystery Gazette
“This sweet book captures the true tone of a small town.”
—Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
About the Author
Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.
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In fact the latest project is growing and planting 'The Confederate Rose,' a hibiscus plant to decorate the cemetery for the upcoming celebration of 'Confederate Day.'
For me, being born and raised in the west, this story gave me a good look at the sentiments and lifestyle of the deep south during a post-civil war period. Ms. Albert's attention to detail is almost becoming legendary in her books. Never more seen than in this novel.
We learn there is a second, perhaps even more famous or infamous, if you were President Lincoln, Confederate Rose...there is a woman spy!
This book was amazingly easy to read, which meant I finished it in almost one sitting. Ms. Albert can spin a tale and I was a happy spider in the web. I found myself with varying emotions while reading "...The Confederate Rose." I was happy for Ms. Rodgers, I was laughing out loud at Mrs. Biggs, I was vastly caught up in the history of the South, I was surprised by lyrics of a song changed into a war cry, I was frustrated and angry for Ms. Tidwell, and I was ready to write a grocery list for Mr. George Washington Carver's Peanut Butter Cookies (which I did.)
Yes, this series is one I keep my eyes open for each novel released. This is not a murder mystery, even though one is hinted at, this novel is about mysteries. There are many types and I'm happy to explore them with the Darling Dahlias for the foreseeable future!
This book was centered around a noteworthy confederate heroine from the civil war. It was another small town story , with the Dahlia gardening club members and their lives.The point of view from the '30s in the south regarding the civil war & the historical background make this book elevate far beyond most in the " cozy mystery" genre. It is an intelligent and interesting quick read.
I recommend the Darling Dahlia books to anyone who likes light mysteries - you will enjoy these more if you read them in chronological order .
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose lives up to the high standards I've come to expect from Susan Albert, and is the best, yet, in this series. And don't be worry if you haven't read the first two--Susan crafts each book to stand on its own. However, I'd recommend you go back and read the other two just because they are also excellent.