It’s a real thrill to be featuring The Rose Garden by Tracy Rees today as it is the first of a run of books I am reviewing for My Weekly magazine for their online platform. I was very excited to be invited to review for them. You can see an interview with me here on the My Weekly website.
I’m a huge fan of Tracy Rees’s writing and she has featured here on Linda’s Book Bag many times.
Most recently you’ll find my review of Tracy’s contemporary novel Hidden Secrets at the Little Village Church here.
Amy Snow was one of the first books I ever reviewed on the blog here.
Florence Grace was one of my Books of the Year in 2016 and you’ll see it featured here.
I also reviewed Tracy’s The Hourglass here and Tracy was kind enough to provide a guest post all about her memories of Richmond when Darling Blue was published. Darling Blue is still on my TBR but it’s just over a year ago that I reviewed The House at Silvermoor here.
The Rose Garden was published by Pan Macmillan on 19th August in ebook and is also available for purchase in paperback through the links here.
The Rose Garden
Every house has its secrets . . .
For twelve-year-old Ottilie Finch, London is an exciting playground to explore. Her family have recently arrived in Hamstead from Durham, under a cloud of scandal that Otty is blissfully unaware of. The only shadow over her days is her mother’s mysterious illness, which keeps her to her room.
When young local girl Mabs is offered the chance to become Mrs Finch’s companion, it saves her from a desperate life on the canals. Little does she know that all is not as picture-perfect as it seems. Mabs is about to become tangled in the secrets that chased the Finches from their last home, and trapped in an impossible dilemma . . .
My Review of The Rose Garden
My full review of The Rose Garden can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, I can say that The Rose Garden is a sumptuously written historical drama that I adored, with vivid and engaging characters, wonderful settings and a plot that grips the reader. I loved it!
Do visit My Weekly to read more of my review.
About Tracy Rees
Tracy Rees was the first winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. She has also won the Love Stories Best Historical Read award and been shortlisted for the RNA Epic Romantic Novel of the Year. A Cambridge graduate, Tracy had a successful career in non-fiction publishing before retraining for a second career practising and teaching humanistic counselling. She has also been a waitress, bartender, shop assistant, estate agent, classroom assistant and workshop leader. Tracy divides her time between the Gower Peninsula of South Wales and London.