Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Book - 1997
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Seeking the truth about her humble beginnings, widow Kate Herrick travels back to the seemingly tranquil Rose Cottage in rural England, only to discover a story of family bitterness, jealousy, and revenge, and to find romance where she least expects it.

Blackwell North Amer
Rose Cottage, a tiny thatched dwelling in an idyllic English country setting, would appear the picture of tranquillity to any passerby. But when Kate Herrick returns to her childhood home she uncovers a web of intrigue as tangled as the rambling roses in its garden.
It is the summer of 1947. Kate, widowed in the War and comfortably settled in London, travels to Rose Cottage to retrieve some family papers for her grandmother. Curious as to the changes and the welcome she'll find, she is relieved when, at first glance, everything seems just as she remembers it. But she soon finds disturbing evidence of a break-in. The papers are missing. The village is alive with gossip. Did her elderly neighbors, suspected of being witches, really see nighttime prowlers and ghosts in the cottage garden?
Kate's search for the truth brings her together with many childhood friends and neighbors, some suspicious of her return, but most eager to help. It also leads her down a trail of family bitterness, jealousy, and revenge - and into an exploration of her own past.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1997
ISBN: 9780688155841
0688155847
Branch Call Number: F STE
Characteristics: 234 p. : 24 cm

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catslib
Mar 21, 2015

This book is boring. I finished it hoping it would get better or maybe have an ironic plot twist. Nope. (yawn)
How can this possibly be the same author who wrote "The Crystal Cave" and the other books in the Merlin trilogy? Those books made her my #1 favourite author for all time. The characters and setting were so well done that I lived those books! But for some reason her other books are really mediocre. "The moonspinners" was lame too. It is totally baffling.

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LoneStarKim
Jan 08, 2015

I kept waiting for something dark to happen and it never did, but for this sweet little mystery I was relieved that it stayed light. Quick and easy read.

Mary43 Jan 30, 2012

Short and sweet. A bit of mystery. I enjoyed this little book. Would have liked it a little longer, but would not rate it low due to length. Lots of tea in the English country side with characters to follow.

emilyjwong Oct 02, 2011

I enjoyed this book when I read it several years ago, but I remember it mostly for its beautifully evocative descriptions of rural WWII England.

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