For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.
Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.
Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.
I began reading The Rose Gardner Mystery Series back in the summer. It was just one of those books that I could not put down! I binge read all 9 books in the series and all the novellas. You can get the 1st book Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by clicking HERE. This book is currently free on Amazon. The rest of the books do cost money, but they are very reasonably priced!
This is the type of book you can curl up on the couch with and finish in one day…I did this with several of the books in this series! If you love mystery and romance, this is the book for you! I hope you will try it out & maybe you will fall in love with Rose Gardner too!
If you just can’t get enough of Rose and her crazy adventures, you can start reading a spin-off called, Family Jewels. Family Jewels is the 1st book out in the series. Rose & Neeley Kate (you will also meet Neeley Kate in The Rose Gardner Mystery Series) are at it again with their crazy shenanigans!
I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did!
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