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Rose Cottage

Stewart, Mary (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Rose Cottage, a tiny thatched dwelling in an idyllic English country setting, would appear the picture of tranquility 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 break-in. The papers are missing. The village is alive with gossip... 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. She ends up discovering a long-hidden secret that will change her life dramatically--along with romance in a place she least expects."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Stewart, Mary, 1916-
Title: Rose cottage
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2011
Edition: Unabridged ed
Characteristics: 234 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Stewart
Summary: "Rose Cottage, a tiny thatched dwelling in an idyllic English country setting, would appear the picture of tranquility 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 break-in. The papers are missing. The village is alive with gossip... 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. She ends up discovering a long-hidden secret that will change her life dramatically--along with romance in a place she least expects."--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 1569768064
9781569768068
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEWART 2011
Subject Headings: England Fiction Villages Fiction Birthparents Fiction
Topical Term: Villages
Birthparents
LCCN: 2011022263
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A tiny thatched dwelling in an idyllic English country setting, would appear the picture of tranquility 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.


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Jan 30, 2012
  • Mary43 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Oct 02, 2011
  • emilyjwong rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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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