Black Rose (In The Garden Trilogy)
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Roz is a woman of independent means who thinks love is all in the past-but she's about to be taken by surprise.
Number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel of her In the Garden trilogy, as three women discover the secrets from the past contained within their historic home.
now, and we’re working on getting plants ready for March.” When they stepped outside, Mitch stopped, hooked his thumbs in his jacket pockets. Low, long greenhouses spread, separated into two areas by a wide space where more tables stood under a screened shelter. Even now he could see a field where someone worked a machine to dig up a pine—or a spruce, or a fir. How could you tell the difference? He caught a glimpse of a little pond, and a small stream, then the woods that shielded the business
answer a question that you have no business asking?” “I want to know how seriously you’re involved with him. I have a right to know.” “You certainly do not.” “I kept my mouth shut about Clerk. That was my mistake. I’m not making it again. I’m looking after you whether you like it or not. So if you don’t tell me, I’ll go ask him.” “You’ll do no such thing, Harper.” She paced away, stood with her back to him. He knew her well enough to be sure she was battling back a spew of temper. They both
particularly at the very start of high season. She could thank God for Stella, as always for Harper, and for Hayley as well. She could be confident that her business was in the best of hands. But those hands weren’t hers, at least not while she was running around tidying up the mess Bryce had made for her. With the hateful errands done, she trudged through a soaking rain toward the propagation house. For an hour or two, at least, she could dive into the final prep work for the spring season.
moan. “Needed sons, didn’t I? You were nothing more than a broodmare. If I’d been luckier, I’d have lived and left you. Taken what mattered, taken my sons, and left you.” “That’s a lie.” “We all lie.” When he laughed, she had to press her hands over her ears. When he laughed, it was like fists pounding on her body, on her heart, until she did simply sink to her knees. She heard herself weeping, raw, bitter sobs. She didn’t hear the door open behind her, or the startled exclamation. Arms came
significance of it.” “She’s not seeing anyone? Hayley?” “Her life’s centered on Lily right now. But she’s young and full of passion. There’ll be someone sooner or later. As for Harper, I can’t keep up with the females who come and go. Still, he doesn’t bring them home to meet me. There’s significance in that, too.” “Well, speaking of sons, mine’s seeing a new young lady. A local girl. And it happens her parents are members of your club. He’ll be at the dinner dance tomorrow night. I’m looking