A Good Year for the Roses: A Novel

A Good Year for the Roses: A Novel

by Gil McNeil


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Life hasn't been a bed of roses for Londoner Molly Taylor lately. Newly divorced and struggling to find a new home and a way to support her three boys, she's stunned when her beloved Aunt Helena dies and leaves her Harrington Hall, a three-hundred-year-old manor house on the Devon coast, where Molly grew up. But does Molly really want to run a bed-and-breakfast in an old house where the only thing that doesn't need urgent attention is Aunt Helena's beautiful rose garden? Or care for Uncle Bertie, an eccentric former navy officer with a cliff-top cannon? Or Betty, his rude parrot that bites whomever annoys it? Yet Molly's best friend Lola is all for the plan. "My heart bleeds. Your very own beach, the beautiful house, and Helena's garden. All you have to do is grill a bit of bacon."

But with Molly's conniving brother running the family hotel nearby, the return of a high school flame with ulterior motives, and three sons whose idea of a new country life seems to involve vast quantities of mud, this is not going to be easy. And then Harrington Hall begins to work its magic, and the roses start to bloom...

Warm, witty, and chock-full of quintessential British charm, A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting over...with or without bacon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594658849
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 350,875
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Gil McNeil is the author of The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club, Needles and Pearls, and Knit One Pearl One. She lives in Kent, England, with her son.

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A Good Year for the Roses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really funny and charming. I've read all of her books. Any mom with boys can relate. Great read. You have to to read it!! Molly is a great character. I give it 5 stars.
MarieNC More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book, and a fun, light-hearted read. The voice will be very familiar to readers of McNeil's previous books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just re-read this book and still love it. I'm hoping there might be a sequel to see what happens at the B&B and how Molly and her family grow with it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago