Blue Dahlia Paperback
by Nora Roberts
Part of the In the Garden Trilogy series
Recently widowed, Stella Rothchild is no stranger to the ghosts of the past, but the move from Michigan back to her roots near Memphis, Tennessee is supposed to be about the future. Her two energetic young sons are thriving in their new school. Stella's got a great job managing successful nursery 'In the Garden' and an interesting boss and landlady in local legend Roz Harper.
She even has a new friend in Hayley Phillips, the feisty young pregnant woman who turns up at Harper House, Stella's new home, looking for a job. More than that, Stella feels an instant attraction to 'In the Garden's' landscaper, Logan Kitridge, who gets under her skin and makes her feel truly alive for the first time in years.
But there is someone at Harper House who isn't happy about Stella's growing feelings for Logan - the Harper Bride, an unidentified woman whose grief and rage have kept her spirit alive long past the death of her body. Love and loss broke her mind, and in her madness, she will stop at nothing to destroy the new passion that Logan and Stella have found.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/12/2004
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780749935337
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by wyvernfriend
First in a trilogy centered around a garden store. The usual Nora Roberts this time with a Ghost to keep everyone doing research and drag new characters in, and to provide the strong men with reasons to give the strong women with shoulders!
Review by shelleyraec
I enjoyed this - the usual romantic formula but done with thought and the added interest of paranormal and the obvious lead ins to the following books in the trilogy. A light read for a sunny afternoon in the garden.
Review by JudithDCollins
(#1) In the Garden trilogy. Did not care for this book as listened to it on audio and the narrator Susie Breck was so country and southern, it was annoying. Setting near Memphis, TN with a backdrop of an historic house with a gardening business, three women bond while trying to uncover a past and work toward a future. Stella along with her two boys move into the home after the death of her husband to start a new career. She find friendship and bonds with owner Roz and expectant mother Hayley. She also develops an attraction to the handsome landscaper Logan and a romance begins. However, someone is not happy (the ghost is back-Amelia from the past)! Not one of my favorites..
Review by ChristineEllei
Typical Roberts but makes me want to go on to the next book in the series. A ghost story cleverly woven into a romance ... good one for Roberts fans.