Book: Four White Roses by Judy Ann Daviscategories: Book, Humor, Vintage Roses, Family Relationships, Second Chance Love, Ghost, Paranormal, Cats, Landscape Artist, Pennsylvania, Texas Lawyer, 1967 GTO Convertible, Romantic Mystery
Judy Ann Davisabout this book: FOUR WHITE ROSES is a cross-genre romantic mystery with a touch of paranormal. The story features two single parents, Rich Redman, a Texas attorney, and Torrie Larson, a landscape co-owner, who together try to solve a hundred-year-old mystery of where rubies transported to the United States prior to World War I are hidden. To make the story even more complicated, the cynical ghost of Rich's grandmother surfaces when he arrives in Pennsylvania to sell her home. Grandmother Gertie appears to Rich as a moving rocking chair on the back porch. She challenges him to also find a half-sister he never knew existed.
Torrie Larson is trying to propagate the last strain of an Austrian white rose brought to the United States from Austria by Rich's great grandmother. Their life is complicated by a quirky elderly housekeeper, Torrie's three older and protective brothers, and their little mischievous daughters who try to domesticate a wild outdoor cat.
Author Judy Ann Davis had to research the propagation of roses to write the novel. She used roses as the theme of her story because they are her favorite flowers. Often early immigrants brought clippings of flowers and shrubs with them to grow in the United States and to remind them of their former homelands. Roses are reflected in the title and cover art of FOUR WHITE ROSES.
The story is unique because it incorporates humor with mystery and romance--and second chance love with family dynamics.
The book currently has all five-star reviews. One reviewer said, "The descriptions of the characters make you feel you'd run into them in any small town."
Author Linda Nightingale best describes FOUR WHITE ROSES: "The writing is beautifully descriptive with a touch of wry humor. The characters make any novel, and the writer has characterization down to an art."
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