The Rose Garden

rosegardenI’ve always wanted to travel through time. Perhaps it’s the little kid in me, but I love to imagine the “what if-s” and the “wouldn’t it be cool-s.”  So of course, I loved reading my first Susanna Kearsley book, The Rose Garden, which takes place in two different time periods, a romance that spans all of time, and a really enjoyable read.

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9 thoughts on “The Rose Garden

  1. nebula61

    Hello Robin, I’ve been following your blog–it’s great! Ditto on the obsession with time travel! I love to find someone whose reading history is as extensive as mine but who can recommend authors I never have read, such as Barbara Pym! I’m going to look her up. I’m also the daughter of a reading Mom (now 90), and since I’m a librarian, I’m her official book-finder. Unfortunately she reads mostly non-fiction, so that narrows the field quite a bit. I loved your Mom’s book group blog’s reading list–very interesting and diverse! (Apart from the Sparks books–I’ve never understood what people see in Nicholas Sparks, but anyway! I like regency romances (due to an early exposure to Jane Austen) and I’m sure that’s incomprehensible to some people, too!) Are you on librarything? What painting is the motif at the top of your blog from? It’s gorgeous!

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  2. Robin Post author

    Nebula, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! We are definitely kindred spirits, with our interests and our reading moms. The painting in the header of my blog is called “Reading Woman in Violet Dress” by Henri Matisse. I’m glad you like it, too, because I fell in love with it when I first saw it. Enjoy your introduction to Barbara Pym! This is her centenary year so I am trying to read all of her books for the occasion.

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  3. Nan

    I also love time travel books, and am reading a wonderful new one right now by a fellow blogger – one of the best I’ve ever read. I plan to write about it when I finish. I love Jack Finney’s Time and Again; John Husband’s Maggie Again; and Philippa Pearce’s Tom’s Midnight Garden.

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  4. Robin Post author

    Ooo, Nan. I can’t wait to hear about it! Another writer I like, who writes some great time travel stories, is Connie Willis!

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  5. nebula61

    I love Tom’s Midnight Garden also! One of my childhood favorites. And Connie Willis is one of my favorite science-fiction writers of all time–Doomsday Book made you feel like you had lived through the Black Death. And her latest two-parter:
    Blackout and All Clear about the London Blitz–just fascinating! Have any of read Kage Baker’s series about about time-traveling genetically enhanced immortals? Begin with In the Garden of Iden (not a typo). (Mendoza, a botanist is sent back to Elizabethan England to collect samples.) Mendoza is one of the most memorable female characters in science fiction! She is an orphan who was rescued from the Inquisition to be a recruit for “the company.” If you like Willis’s work, Bakers might appeal also.

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  6. nebula61

    I just got this from the library and I’m already caught up in it–you know that feeling you get when watching a film or reading a book that you just KNOW you can trust the writer/author, that they will not let you down? I feel it rarely but I feel it with this novel. The Cornish setting is magical. Also, must thank your for the rec. for Mildred Walker’s The Southwest Corner–read it and loved it! I must find more of her novels!

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  7. Robin Post author

    Nebula, I’m glad you liked Mildred Walker! And you described my own feeling about my first Susanna Kearsley read. I’ve pre-ordered her book that’s just being released here next week (Firebird), and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

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