Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Book - 1997
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With its pretty thatched roof and rustic English setting, Rose Cottage is the picture of tranquility. But when Kate Herrick returns to her childhood home, she discovers 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 settled in London, travels to Rose Cottage to retrieve some family papers hidden there years before by her grandmother. The tiny dwelling seems much as she remembers it, but she discovers the papers are missing, and the village is alive with rumors of mysterious night time prowlers, ghosts, and witchcraft.

Seeking the truth about her humble beginnings, Kate uncovers a story of family bitterness, jealousy, and revenge. But all finally ends well as Kate achieves a reconciliation with her mother who was thought to be dead, learns the identity of her real father, and finds romance where she least expected it.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1997.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780688155841
Branch Call Number: STEW
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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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.

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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