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sad strumpet jenny

Romance forum refugee, often prone to snark.

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Close to You: A Downside Ghosts Story (A Heroes and Heartbreakers Original)
Stacia Kane

The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden - Susanna Kearsley Not as rich as The Winter Sea - with a few very similar characters (oh, hello handsome overly confident man who rents cottages!) but all in all still a sweetly magical story. I like the way she integrates her history lessons, and I love her ode to her childhood Cornwall, enough to overlook some plot annoyances. It drove me a little crazy that she didn't explore the places where she detected changes in the landscape often, ie, the woods, etc., to actively try to get back to the past, especially when she felt she urgently needed to! She just sort of moped about it. Also, the ending was sweet, but abrupt.