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Blue Dahlia

by Nora Roberts

Penguin Publishing Group | January 7, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Blue Dahlia is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the first novel of the In the Garden trilogy. Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past and uncover a dangerous secret.

A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night…

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 southern Tennessee—and into her new life at Harper House and the In the Garden nursery. She isn’t intimidated by the house—nor by its mistress, local legend Roz Harper. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable new place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing nursery.

As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and with expectant mother Hayley. And she discovers a fierce attraction to ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge. He’s difficult but honest, brash but considerate—and undeniably sexy. And for a sensible woman like Stella, he may be just what she needs…

Don’t miss the next two books of the In the Garden trilogy
Black Rose and Red Lily

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.26 × 5.62 × 1.04 in

Published: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425269566

ISBN - 13: 9780425269565

Found in: Romance

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trust Nora Robert's to introduce a good ghost. Nora Robert's books are always a great opportunity for me to escape for a while. I enjoy the way she creates strong but loving heroines and often finds a way to introduce the reader to a bit of a haunting. Enjoyed this book and am half way through the next in this trilogy.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Nora Roberts does it again. She has published another novel I couldn't put down. I can't wait for the next book to come out!
Date published: 2007-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A thrill to read I couldn't put the book down. It was totally awesome to read and I am looking forward to reading the next two. I didn't know what to expect with this book, but I certainly was not disappointed.
Date published: 2006-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blue Dahlia I quite enjoyed Blue Dahlia. Not as much as Nora Roberts' Key Trilogy, but still a good read. I found myself skimming over some of the 'flower talk' but other than that I really liked the story. There was something unexpected in it, which i liked. Overall it's a good book with promise for a great trilogy!
Date published: 2005-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A new Nora book Nora Roberts has a new book and not a re-release! Blue Dahlia is well porportioned with romance, friendship, and mystery. It is one of her longer novels so we can watch the characters grow in their discovery of each other. I can't wait to read the other two in the series, Black Rose and Red Lily.
Date published: 2005-01-19

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Blue Dahlia

Blue Dahlia

by Nora Roberts

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.26 × 5.62 × 1.04 in

Published: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425269566

ISBN - 13: 9780425269565

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TwoHarper HouseJanuary 2004 She couldn’t afford to be intimidated by the house, or by its mistress. They both had reputations.The house was said to be elegant and old, with gardens that rivaled Eden. She’d just confirmed that for herself.The woman was said to be interesting, somewhat solitary, and perhaps a bit “difficult.” A word, Stella knew, that could mean anything from strong-willed to stone bitch.Either way, she could handle it, she reminded herself as she fought the need to get up and pace. She’d handled worse.She needed this job. Not just for the salary––and it was generous––but for the structure, for the challenge, for the doing. Doing more, she knew, than circling the wheel she’d fallen into back home.She needed a life, something more than clocking time, drawing a paycheck that would be soaked up by bills. She needed, however self-help-book it sounded, something that fulfilled and challenged her.Rosalind Harper was fulfilled, Stella was sure. A beautiful ancestral home, a thriving business. What was it like, she wondered, to wake up every morning knowing exactly where you belonged and where you were going?If she could earn one thing for herself, and give that gift to her children, it would be the sense of knowing. She was afraid she’d lost any clear sight of that with Kevin’s death. The sense of doing, no problem. Give her a task or a challenge and the room to accomplish or solve it, she was your girl.But the sense of knowing who she was, in the heart of herself, ha
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the first novel of the In the Garden trilogy. Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past and uncover a dangerous secret.

A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night…

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 southern Tennessee—and into her new life at Harper House and the In the Garden nursery. She isn’t intimidated by the house—nor by its mistress, local legend Roz Harper. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable new place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing nursery.

As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and with expectant mother Hayley. And she discovers a fierce attraction to ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge. He’s difficult but honest, brash but considerate—and undeniably sexy. And for a sensible woman like Stella, he may be just what she needs…

Don’t miss the next two books of the In the Garden trilogy
Black Rose and Red Lily

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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