THE BLUE ROSE by Gloria Alden


For a while, I have been looking for a good cozy mystery set against a background of a gardener. I feel I have found it in this series. I like it enough to download the next two books. The writing flows easily and the characters are developed with a back story of The main character. The gardening and environment issues are correct. The mystery is woven into the story so it hard knows the villain. We have a small town and the protagonist is slowly developing a romance with the chief of police. We have a handicapped child and cat and dogs are being added to the characters as they are rescue animals. There is snobbery present in the area. The problem I see too many editing mistakes. Currently, there seven books In the series.

In the first book, Catherine  Jewell has moved to the area and led a small nursery and works part-time as the botanist for the Elmwood Gardens. The administer of the garden will release a blue rose (much desire in botany circles) to the enthusiasts of the road world in a major festival. The administer is not like by anyone because of his negativity. At the festival, he is found dead The first murder in the town in 10 year

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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5 Responses to THE BLUE ROSE by Gloria Alden

  1. lghiggins says:

    I’m glad you have found a new series you enjoy. I love the covers. It’s too bad about the editing.

  2. Isn’t it nice to find a series placed in a setting you enjoy. I find cozies do offer a good variety in that regard.

  3. bmary8222 says:

    Glad you found one that you think you might enjoy.

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