Red Lily

Red Lily Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by as number one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion fo

  • Title: Red Lily
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780749936143
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following Blue Dahlia and Black Rose A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries old mansion just outside of Memphis And for as long as anyone alive remembers, thThree women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following Blue Dahlia and Black Rose A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries old mansion just outside of Memphis And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child She wasn t looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends she s ever had including Roz s son Harper To Hayley s delight, her new daughter Lily has really taken to him To Hayley s chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harper as much than a friend If Hayley gives in to her desire, she s afraid the foundation she s built with Harper will come tumbling down Especially since she s begun to suspect that her feelings are no longer completely her own Flashes of the past and erratic behavior make Hayley believe that the Harper Bride has found a way inside of her mind and body It s time to put the Bride to rest once and for all, so Hayley can know her own heart again and whether she s willing to risk it

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    1. This was a very satisfying end to a very enjoyable trilogy. It was also a bit of a scary book as the household ghost started to step up her haunting and actually started possessing one of the main characters. Creepy! Nora Roberts is a very talented writer of romance. She must be because it is not one of my favourite genres but I can always enjoy one of her books. Especially when she adds in a bit of the supernatural. A good read and I am sorry I have finished the series.

    2. Solid ending to the series. Some of the characters were a bit irritating and the plot sometimes drooped a bit, but all in all a good ghost story.Hayley’s character was the most irritating at times. Her and Harper’s love story seemed to lack some of Nora’s usual depth, but still it was a good story. And I learned a lot about horticulture, so there’s that.

    3. 3 Estrellas. Probablemente influya en mi opinión personal los días tan estresantes en que lo he leído, lo he notado porque no le dedicaba tiempo ni me enganchaba, cosa que me parece una auténtica lástima, porque realmente quería que este libro me gustara más que los anteriores, no ha podido ser.Lo admito, tenía muchísimas ganas de esta historia, y mis expectativas eran altas: cierre de trilogía, unos protagonistas que me encantaban, juntos, por separado, de todas las maneras, los adoro [...]

    4. This was my favorite in this Trilogy.At first I thought the trilogy got off to a bit of a slow start for me in Book 1, Blue Dahlia. But for me trilogies seem to hit the ground running and suck me right in, or it's a slower build when the groundwork is being laid and the characters are introduced.I felt the trilogy built on itself and got better and better with each story, and this was a very fulfilling conclusion. When nearing the end I felt like I knew these characters and didn't want the story [...]

    5. I always hate when trilogies end, and the "In the Garden" trilogy (BLUE DAHLIA, BLACK ROSE, and now RED LILY) is no exception. You get to know the characters so completely, and feel such a connection with them, that they become almost real--and you just want to keep on reading about their lives! RED LILY is the story of Harper Ashby, oldest son of Rosalind (BLACK ROSE), and Hayley Phillips. Hayley had come to Harper House the previous year, pregnant and alone, to beseech Roz, a distant cousin th [...]

    6. Full review now posted!Rating: 4.5/5 starsThis was my favorite installment in the series! Hayley is Roz’s distant cousin from Little Rock, who packed up her life and moved after her dad passed away and she found herself “in trouble” from getting too cozy with a friend. When she showed up on the doorstep of Harper House, she was six months pregnant and banking on family ties to give her and her baby a chance at a fresh start. But she wasn’t looking for charity. Hayley is a hard worker, de [...]

    7. I really hate to give Nora Roberts low marks on a book, but this one leaves me no choice. Instead of a neat wrap to a compelling trilogy, it was more of a dragged-out ending to a story that just didn’t stretch far enough. In “Blue Dahlia” we met the whole crew starring in this series and got an introduction to the Harper Bride, who haunts Harper House, where most of them live. In “Black Rose” we learned more about the Harper family, and how the Harper Bride fit into it. In this book, t [...]

    8. La verdad es que tenía muchas ganas de esta pareja y de este libro en general; uno, porque Hayley y Harper durante los dos libros anteriores me han gustado mucho tanto juntos como separados y dos, porque finalmente en este libro se resolvía el misterio de la Novia Harper, el fantasma que habitaba en la mansión y que hacía más malas obras que buenas. Y la verdad, no me ha decepcionado para nada.Sobre la historia de los protagonistas, me ha gustado mucho. Harper es un amor con mayúsculas y H [...]

    9. by Nora Roberts4 Star TrilogyNora Roberts introduces 3 women whose lives become intertwined: Roz, the elegant 40 something Southern belle and owner of Harper House/In the Garden nursery and retail store; Stella, the 30 something mother and perfectionist Yankee is manager of In the Garden: while Hayley is the pregnant 20 something distant cousin of Roz and also works at In The Garden. The store and gardening/gardens are very prominent in the trilogy. For those who don't like gardens or gardening, [...]

    10. Probably 3.5 stars on this one. The ghost story kept ramping up through each book, and in this one it moves into possession. I enjoyed the main characters but felt the ending was a little abrupt, maybe even a little flat after all that buildup. And I did kind of hope David would end up with someone, too. Review to come.

    11. Red Lily by Nora Roberts is book 3 of a series. Each book can be independently read. Young love and new love gives you a special spring to your steps and a glow to your cheeks. Hayley lost herself a little when her father died. A young premed student helped with her loss but unfortunately left her pregnant. She was at a loss, angry at first, but she couldn't have an abortion. When she went to confront the baby's dad, he had met the love of his life and she decided to do all by herself. She sold [...]

    12. I'm totally disappointed with Nora Roberts. I really wanted to like her but I couldn't. I thought there must be a reason for why she is so famous, but this series was not a good one. I only enjoyed the first book in the series, the rest were not very good.I really hated the ghost story, I really didn't care for it, it was boring. I did enjoy the first book because the ghost was a secondary element in it, but in the 2nd and 3rd book it was mentioned too much.And about the romance, it never did de [...]

    13. A very satisfying end to the In the Garden trilogy. Again, as with many of Nora's books, it was Harper, the male lead who I found to be the most interesting character. I liked his quiet, introspective ways, as well as his lean, hot sexiness, of course. And I liked him and Hayley together as a couple. They worked for me. My one regret about this trilogy is that we didn't get a romance for David, Harper's best friend, Roz's right hand man and housekeeper and the best cook and babysitter alive. *gr [...]

    14. Oh, Nora Roberts of the swoony heroes; you got me with Red Lily. ::: The Plot :::We first meet Hailey in the first book of the In the Garden Trilogy, Blue Dahlia, when she shows up at Roz's (the heroine of the second book in the series) house -- a distant cousin related by marriage in the way only old Southern families seem to keep track of -- pregnant, alone, and looking for work. We've known from the first book that Harper, Roz's oldest son and the one who shares her love of gardening and work [...]

    15. Red Lily was a very romantic book, but kinda freaky. The house ghost decides that she wants to invade Lily's body and Lily decides that Lily must take the ghosts place. The romance goes on between Lilly and Harper and is a wonderful love story with a two year old in the middle. I liked this one just a little bit, not as much as number one, but better than number two. It was nice to finally finish the series. I was disappointed that with all Nora Roberts research, she said that they found the Har [...]

    16. Romances are not my favorite or even second favorite genre but my mother had the book and she said I should try it. You know you should do what your mother saysright? It wasn't a terrible book or even a bad book just wasn't my type of book. I did find parts of it that caught and held my interest. The last part of the book seemed to ramble a bitor in all fairness it could have just been me. Overall it was an entertaining read but if I hadn't needed a book that fit a category for a challenge I pro [...]

    17. Harper Ashby es un encanto!!! De todos los personajes masculinos de esta trilogía Harper se lleva todos los aplausos!!El libro final de la trilogía y la historia que faltaba sobre Harper y Hayley; me encanta que el romance entre estos dos personajes es probablemente el que tarda más tiempo en desarrollarse. Desde "Dalia Azul" me encantó Harper, es un personaje centrado, tranquilo, reservado. Es el hijo mayor de Rosalind y la mano trabajadora del Vivero "El Jardin", nunca tuvo la necesidad de [...]

    18. Well - Roberts did not turn meI still don't like Hayley. Book three of trilogies always lets me down. But, I still gave it three stars because the other characters were still interesting enough to me to keep me reading until the end even though I knew how things would work out with Haley and Harper.Red Lilyshould have been a final ending to what was a compelling and moving trilogy. But what the reader got instead was a very over-drawn and labored ending to a story that didn't really exist in the [...]

    19. My least favorite of the trilogy, but it's not a bad book, I don't think. Since Hayley has been my favorite of the three women of In the Garden, I'm sad I didn't like her book better. There's a lot to like with a perky, optimistic girl facing difficulty with a smile and willingness to dig into the hard work to get where she wants to be.Unfortunately, there were two large facets of the novel that really grated on me. First, and unsurprising if you've read my reviews of the other two, is Amelia Co [...]

    20. I was pretty confused when I first began this audiobook but once again here I am coming into a series at the end . . . The book starts out in the past. A mistress, who apparently has lost all good sense, decides to chase down her infant son whom she was told died. She shows up at her lover's home, mumbling incoherently to the sleazebags wife that she wants her son back. The ticked off wife admits that she has the son and is none too happy about it, let me tell you, but must do her duty and raise [...]

    21. Este tercer libro me gustó más o menos como los otros dos anteriores. La protagonista no me cae tan bien como Roz, la del libro anterior, pero la trama tiene un cariz interesante al centrarse más en el fantasma que habita la casa y en su trágica historia. Me gusta que la autora no haga de ella una víctima total, sino que la vemos con perspectiva, como no todo es blanco y negro.La relación amorosa una vez más ha ido muy rápido, todo se ha precipitado y no estoy muy de acuerdo con algunos [...]

    22. This was, by far, my favorite book of the trilogy! Of course, this is the book where the storyline comes to a head and all my questions got answered, so I suppose that will always make a book betterbut I also enjoyed so much the romance of Hayley and Harper. (I called that way back in book #1, by the way)The wrap up of the Harper Bride was unexpected and thrilling. I could not put the book (Kindle) down and that is exactly how a good mystery should be! This trilogy as a whole was a very enjoyabl [...]

    23. I have just finished listening to this. The third in the Garden trilogy. It was very good and I gave it five stars because the narrator was great. Nora Roberts of course did her usual great story.

    24. I have read and enjoyed every book from Nora Roberts. She is one of my favorite authors!! The Garden Trilogy was very good, some love, some romance and a bunch of mystery.

    25. Love this series. Present day setting-three single women brought together by circumstances and how they each find friendship and love. Ghost story intertwined.

    26. Nun habe ich den dritten und letzten Teil zu Ende gelesen. Hier nimmt die Geschichte um den Geist nochmal richtig Fahrt auf. Die Idee, dass Nora Roberts hier etwas Übernatürliches eingebaut hat, finde ich sehr gut. Gerade hier im dritten Band tritt er öfters zutage als in den anderen Teilen. Das hat mir gut gefallen.Hayley und Harper sind auch ein wunderbares Paar. Mir hat die Geschichte mit den beiden sehr gut gefallen. Allgemein fand ich, dass das Thema jetzt recht gut zur Jahreszeit passt, [...]

    27. Este año es el de las sensaciones encontradas con los libros. Definitivamente este se trata más de Harper como protagonista y de Amelia como su sombra. Hayley no es mas que un conducto en la historia, aunque sea la pareja. Cosa rara.-Por momentos se hace bastante tedioso, aunque en los capitulos finales resurge la historia, entre el casamiento de Harper y Hayley y el final de la historia de Amelia.-Es una lastima haber tenido tantas ilusiones con este libro y que no haya cumplido las expectati [...]

    28. Mooi afgerond einde van deze trilogie. Zoals vaker bevatte ook deze serie goed uitgewerkte karakters en voldoende romantiek met een vleugje spiritualiteit e/o magie in dit geval de rusteloze, treurende, rancuneuze en waanzinnige geest van de ruim 100 jaar geleden overleden maîtresse van destijds de heer des huizes.

    29. Roots, blooms and rot: Mother love gone mad; relationships good, bad and absentThe In the Garden series was my first time reading books by Nora Roberts or by the author under any of her other pen names. It was also my first trilogy that I can recall. I don't remember having reading anything in the way of a series of books since my Nancy Drew days.As I wrote in my first comment about The Blue Dahlia (book #1), this isn't an author or genre that I'd normally choose, but the trilogy was given to me [...]

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