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Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1)
Blue Dahlia - In the Garden, Bk 1
Author: Nora Roberts
Stella has a passion for planning that keeps her from taking too many risks. But when she opens her heart to a new love, she discovers that she will fight to the death to protect what's hers. — Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780515138559
ISBN-10: 051513855X
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 1537 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Three women meet at a crossroads in their lives, each searching for new ways to grow-and find in each other the courage to take chances and embrace the future.

Stella has a passion for planning that keeps her from taking too many risks. but when she opens her heart to a new love, she discovers that she will fight to the death to protect what's hers.

Book 1 of the trilogy.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book got me hooked into reading the entire series! I loved it and I never wanted to put this one down. It seems as though for me this was the best mix of suspense and romance Roberts has ever done.
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I really liked the characters and I was kept interested in the ghost story; wanting to read more to find out who she was and why she was there. I also liked how there were subplots that you can tell are going to be brought up in one of the next two books in this triology
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Book One of Nora Roberts's In the Garden trilogy sets the stage beautifully. Garden lovers will love the design detail especially.
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I have not written reviews for all of Nora Roberts trilogies, but most all have something to do with the paranormal. I am not one for the paranormal. I really don't believe in it. But I must say, her trilogies, just pulled me into her books, after this particular series. They are all terrific. However, you always need to start with the first book. They usual all revolve around some type of relationships, which is different in each book and a some type of paranormal circumstance. It is interwoven together. I have read them all, except two sets, which I have already ordered through here and am anxious to get to them. They are beyond terrific. Nora Roberts really has a talent beyond belief. Some contain a little humor to help more the story line along. So basically, they are mystery, paranormal with a touch of humor. You will hardly be able to put the book down. You will not be disappointed. I would like to write this for all of hers, but maybe at a later time. Enjoy, if you decide this is something you would be interested in.
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reviewed Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, Bk 1) on
Amazing book, it delves into romance, flowers, gardening and paranormal. Nora Roberts is a superb author and one of my favorites. The only reason this book is to swap is cause i ended up with two copies. I hope you will enjoy.
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Stella Rothchild moved to Tennessee after losing her husband in a plane crash. She and her two boys, Gavin and Luke, are looking to start fresh in a new place.

What Stella didn't count on are the amazing friends she'll meet in Rosalind (Roz) Harper, Hayley Phillips, and her unborn child, David Wentworth, and Harper Ashby, Roz's son. She also didn't count on meeting Logan Kitridge.

Stella's new job as Roz's nursery manager is working great, even though she and Logan, Roz's landscape designer seem to be bumping heads at every turn. But all of a sudden, things start to heat up between her and Logan, and those feelings stir something malevolent within Harper House, the manor that Roz lives in, and that Stella moved into as part of her employment agreement.

Will this malevolent presence keep two people apart? Guess you'll just have to read it and find out!

Blue Dahlia is book one of Ms. Roberts' In the Garden trilogy. It is my second favorite trilogy by Ms. Roberts. As always, Ms. Roberts is a great writer. Her characters are all very down to earth, and feel real. You feel yourself getting caught up in their lives, and you actually begin to care about what happens to them.

This book series has a bit of suspense/mystery to it that begins to reveal itself more in the next book, Black Rose. But the mystery is present in this book as well.

Since this is a romance novel, the sweet part of the romance makes you want to melt, and the hot side of the romance is HOT. But, I was reading these books in Jr. High, with my mother's approval, because Ms. Roberts does very tasteful love scenes.

All in all, this is a great introduction to the In the Garden trilogy, and, if you've never read Ms. Roberts before, a great introduction to her books. Be sure to pick it up!
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This book is about Stella Rothchild, who's a widow with two young boys and decides it's time for a change for her and her boys. She gets an opportunity to work for Roz Harper at In The Garden, a nursery in Memphis, TN. Part of the agreement concerning her new position is to live with Roz in her huge estate, Harper House. While adjusting to her new position, her new home, and new friends, she also finds herself dealing with The Harper Bride, a ghost out for retribution. If all this isn't enough, she finds herself falling in love with the headstrong Logan Kitridge. Stella, being the strong and determined woman she is, finds a way to protect what's hers. I enjoy reading Nora Roberts's books and this one has always been one of my favorites.

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