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A Rose in the Garden
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Annie Chandler-Cummings has always been a writer, but it took until her 60th year to publish her first novel. She is semi-retired from teaching students with special needs and lives with her partner-in-crime, Grant, and their dog, Missy, in a beachside suburb north of Perth where they moved when they downsized. Annie loves to travel, especially on cruises, and it's where she finds inspiration for her writing, generally of the romance genre. A Rose in the Garden is based on a cruise ship.

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A Rose in the Garden

By Annie Chandler-Cummings

RRP: $22.95
ISBN: 9781922444509

Would Rose forfeit a new love for something

that may not even exist...

Or does the future hold for her a chance at true happiness...?

Just when Rose is accepting romance into her life again, someone from her past arrives to turn her world upside down.

Rose, a young widow, is given a cruise by her family for her 50th birthday and on which she is accompanied by her friend, Linda. One night, over dinner, Rose and Linda meet the cruise ship captain's father, Leon Gardner. Linda and Rose 'adopt' Leon, often taking him on their excursions and dine with him each evening for enjoyable conversation and laughter.

Richard Gardner, the captain, upon being introduced to Rose becomes quite smitten. As he walks the decks one night, he saves Rose from falling into the pool...and from then on, they see each other often...

Yet, Rose also has feelings for another male passenger on the ship, Abe Shah, who she also believes holds a connection to her late husband, and he may even be her late husband...

For Captain Richard Gardner, a divorcee, his feelings for Rose may become complicated as his daughter, Dayna is very protective of both her father and her autistic son, and becomes jealous of the relationship Rose has with both of them, especially as Rose is adapt at talking with special needs children from her work in schools years earlier...

This is the third book of a quartet. The quartet is about four women spanning three generations of one family.

"I couldn't put this down! I wish my cruises were like this... Can't wait for the final book in the series!" - Josie IndieBook Reviewer

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