Book Review Barbara Michaels È Vanish with the Rose☆ time travel ☆ Book Publishing – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Vanish with the Rose Fast on the heels of her latest paperback bestseller, Barbara Michaels delivers a delicious concoction of romance, suspense, and dark family secrets Diana arrives at the 18th century mansion posing as a landscape architect trained in the specialty of old roses, but her real purpose is to uncover the mystery of her brother s disappearance from this very house. Read Vanish with the Rose – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Book Review Barbara Michaels È Vanish with the Rose☆ time travel ☆ Book Publishing – groundhogwalking.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 348 pages
  • Vanish with the Rose
  • Barbara Michaels
  • English
  • 19 April 2017
  • 0671689487

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  1. Barbara Michaels may have written a big batch of books in a certain genre, but she kept most of them unique and didn t indulge in formulaic safety nets In Vanish with the Rose she does again focus on her love of old houses, rose gardens and landscaping, but the story line isn t an old fashioned ghost story Lawyer Diana Reed is doing undercover sleuthing and pretending to be a rose expert while she tries to figure out where her older brother ended up Was he dead Missing That s the real reaso Barbara Michaels may have written a big batch of books in a certain genre, but she kept most of them unique and didn t indulge in formulaic safety nets In Vanish with the Rose she does again focus on her love of old houses, rose gardens and landscaping, but the story line isn t an old fashioned ghost story Lawyer Diana Reed is doin...

  2. First off, thanks go to Lisa for awarding me this book from her first blog giveaway If you enjoy those gothic books from the 1960 s and 1970 s especially , visit Lisa s awesome blog at s written a ton of book reviews on all types of gothic lit There s a little something for every gothic taste.OK, now on the the review.I m pretty sure I read this book when it was first published in the early 1990 s Michaels is one of my favorite gothic writers and many of her First off, thanks go to Lisa for awarding me this book from her first blog giveaway If you enjoy those gothic books from the 1960 s and 1970 s especially , visit Lisa s awesome blog at s written a ton of book reviews on all types of gothic lit There s a little something for every gothic taste.OK, now on the the review.I m pretty sure I read this book when it was first published in the early 1990 s Michaels is one of my favorite go...

  3. The heroine s objective in passing herself off as an expert in old roses is not clear until about 1 2 of the way through the book unless you read some of the reviews at the front of the book.The old estate in located in Virginia, where a couple that recently hit the lottery jackpot bought the house from an aging single lady with an eye to restoring the house and the grounds Only later do we learn that Diana s brother disappeared after living among the townsfolk for a brief period of time, and The heroine s objective in passing herself off as an expert in old roses is not clear until about 1 2 of the way through the book unless you read some of the reviews at the front of the book.The old estate in located in Virginia, where a couple that recently hit the lottery jackpot bought the house from an aging single lady with an e...

  4. 3.5, if half stars were possible.It held my interest, but it s not one of the author s best works Still, it served its purpose of providing light entertainment That said, it s not the lightest light entertainment , either Specific Tidbits with SPOILERS view spoiler I enjoyed the gardening aspect of the book, since I m trying to get ...

  5. Oh my word, this book was so tedious I was expecting a suspenseful, creepy gothic mystery Instead, what I got was 300 pages of characters doing home renovation, landscaping, making food, cleaning, having long conversations with cringey dialogue, driving, and antique shopping Oh yes, with occasional reference to a possible murder or murders and one character having deja vu visions of the past It was like watching HGTV all day and flipping to a third rate crime procedur...

  6. Diana Reed isn t who she says she is She isn t an expert on antique roses the ones that predate the now ubiquitous, ever blooming hybrid tea roses, introduced in 1867 or a garden landscaper Diana Reed isn t even her real name.Diana has maneuvered to get herself hired as a rose expert by the Nicholsons, a family that literally won the lottery and used the proceeds to buy and renovate an 18th century home near the small town of Faberville The Nicholsons bought the home from the senile Matilda Diana Reed isn t who she says she is She isn t an expert on antique roses the ones that predate the now ubiquitous, ever blooming hybrid tea roses, introduced in 1867 or a garden landscaper Diana Reed isn t even her real name.Diana has maneuvered to get herself hired as a rose expert by the Nicholsons, a family that literally won the lottery and used the proceeds to buy and renovate an 18th century home near the small town of Faberville The Nicholsons bought the...

  7. If Michaels set out to write an entertaining and intriguing suspense with a soupcon of the supernatural and a lagniappe of romance, she has succeeded Yes, parts of it are pure fantasy Why would people who had only just met a young woman go away for two weeks on the spur of the moment and leave her in charge The first third of the book Diana is masquerading as an old roses expert and the book is a bit coy about who she really is and why she is there, but not excruciatingly so She also runs in If Michaels set out to write an entertaining and intriguing suspense with a soupcon of the supernatural and a lagniappe of romance, she has succeeded Yes, parts of it are pure fantasy Why would people who had only just ...

  8. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Classic B Mike But this book totally annoyed me for failing to explain a Diana s narrow escape from the falling gate in the barn, and b whatever scam was being pulled on Miss Musser I suppose that I am perfectly capable of inferring that Pearl and Mr Sweet were robbing her blind of heirlooms and valuables, but that was never made clear But, really, I have no idea what to think of what happened in the barn Was it the ghost How could it have been, though At first I was sure her brother Classic B Mike But this book totally annoyed me for failing to explain a Diana s narrow escape from the falling gate in the barn, and b whatever scam was being pulled on Miss Musser I su...

  9. Barbara Michaels books are such ridiculous fluff, and I love it This is one of my favorites, but I m not sure I can really even say why Maybe it s that I find Diana s quest to find out what happened to her missing brother Brad interesting, or maybe it s that I like Andy as the love interest I m always a fan of the goofy, funny guy over the usual broody, muscly dude Maybe it s that I find the history of roses kind of fascinating, or that there s a supernatural element to the story that s neve Barbara Michaels books are such ridiculous fluff, and I love it This is one of my favorites, but I m not sure I can really even say why Maybe it s that I find Diana s quest to find out what happened to her ...

  10. Very good Not her very best, but definitely a Michaels Young lawyer lady pretends to be a landscape artist in order to gain access to an old mansion recently purchased by an elderly couple who just won the lottery She is looking for clues about something that migh...