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Rose's Garden by Carrie Brown

Rose's Garden (edition 1999)

by Carrie Brown

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Title:Rose's Garden
Authors:Carrie Brown
Info:Bantam (1999), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
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Rose's Garden by Carrie Brown



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I loved Brown's "The Hatbox Baby." This book, though, is one step above something like "The Notebook." Long, sentimental, dreary. ( )
  Eliz12 | Nov 11, 2012 |
Possibly the sweetest love story I've ever read! Sad but uplifting. While introspective the story is very visual and beautifully done. Would make a great movie as well. ( )
  Bookish59 | Mar 26, 2011 |
A widower struggles to find meaning in life after his wife dies, leaving to his care their extensive gardens, the house, and his pigeons.
  phyllis.shepherd | Jul 27, 2009 |
Way too wordy! Beware of novels called "luminous." ( )
  NewsieQ | Mar 27, 2007 |
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It has been four months since Conrad Morrisey's wife, Rose, has died, and the grief-stricken man has fallen into despair, forgetting even to dress or eat. Distracted by his loss, Conrad has allowed his wife's cherished garden to slip into dilapidated neglect. Yet the garden has never appeared as vibrant and overflowing as it does this season. It is in this wild, exuberantly abundant garden, that Conrad receives an unearthly visitor: an angel who appears to be his deceased father-in-law, Lemuel. Lemuel-the-angel brings Conrad and extraordinary message. As the reticent Conrad struggles to tell his magical story to the townspeople of Laurel, he finds himself drawn out his enclosed life of pigeon tending, and thrust directly into the hub of Rose's life in a way he'd never experienced. As the many people who've been touched by Rose make pilgrimages to the garden, he learns of his wife's incredible generosity and compassion. Conrad had thought his life was over, but buoyed by Rose's message of love, he is about to embark on a vital journey of the heart.
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In the four months since Conrad Morrisey's beloved wife, Rose, died, he has let her cherished garden slide into neglect, just as he has stopped caring what he eats or wears. But there, in Rose's overgrown and unkempt garden, Conrad receives an unearthly visitor, familiar yet perplexing. What does this mean? What should he do? What would vivacious Rose have done?

She would not have kept it a secret, Conrad decides, so he begins to share his story. And suddenly he finds himself at the center of Rose's life in a way he'd never experienced, learning how she touched the lives of people he barely knew. These people, from a silent, damaged young woman to the twittering ladies of Rose's drama group, shape his own days as they make unlikely pilgrimages to the garden. Conrad had thought his life was over, but something vital has yet to happen, on the wings of Rose's last message of love.

Incandescent, quirky, and poignant, Rose's Garden is an unforgettable story of undying love.

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After the death of Rose, to whom he was married 50 years, Conrad withdraws from life, becoming increasingly depressed. One day an angel appears with a message from Rose, telling Conrad to stop mourning and start living. He follows her advice and finds peace. A first novel.… (more)

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