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The second book of the In Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts shows us the life of Roz Harper a widow, mother, and owner of the Garden shop that she built on her own after widowing at a young age.
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The Harper Mansion was passed down to Roz along with the Harper Bride a ghost who has haunted the Mansion since anyone could remember. The Harper Bride who we learned was named Amelia in the last book Blue Dahlia has gone from a nurturing ghost who sings lullabies to the children in the house to a man hater and will do anything in her power to make sure that Roz knows that men will cheat and lie and take over everything that she has built for herself.

After widowing at a young age, and a brief marrage and divorce from Bryce who shows up and is seeking revenge through this story she finds herself wondering if she is willing to open up to another man like that again.

Mitch is trying to find out the history of Harper Mansion and the Harper bride. He finds that the more time his spends around Roz the more wrath the Harper ghost shows towards him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Matchbreaker    -   Yes Matchbreaker is    -   ghost

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   writer Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature    -   indifferent


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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