• Blue Dahlia

  • In the Garden, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Series: In the Garden, Book 1
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (36 ratings)


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. Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable new place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing nursery.
As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and with expectant mother Hayley. And she discovers a fierce attraction with ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge.
But someone isn't happy about the budding romance...the Harper Bride. As the women dig into the history of Harper House, they discover that grief and rage have kept the Bride's spirit alive long past her death. And now, she will do anything to destroy the passion that Logan and Stella share.
©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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Critic reviews

"Roberts, the queen of romance, launches a new trilogy with a captivating tale in which her considerable talents at creating richly compelling characters and witty, spellbinding stories come into full bloom in a paranormal-tinged romance." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By anna on 26-02-17

Over and over

If you could sum up Blue Dahlia in three words, what would they be?

Ive read the whole series and now ive listened to them and i will again.

Any additional comments?

The whole series is worth a read. One that you will reach for again

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5 out of 5 stars
By bluebelle on 31-10-12


Would you consider the audio edition of Blue Dahlia to be better than the print version?

I've never read the printed version of Blue Dahlia. I did however love the audio version!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Luke and the children. Luke is charming and has his own style.

What about Susie Breck’s performance did you like?

She was fabulous! I thought she did a brilliant job with the different characters voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this book every chance I got for 2 days. Its Halloween and this book was a wonderful way to get into the spirit!

Any additional comments?

Loved it! I can't wait to listen to the next ones in the series. Usually Nora Roberts can be a little tame in the sex scenes but this book has some detail but not enough to be offensive. Wonderful!

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Diandra Huffman on 31-12-14

mmmm...not a big Susie Breck fan

I love Nora Roberts. she's my all time favorite author! this story was, of course, perfect. I love how Nora writes for women who are yearning to discover themselves. I can't wait to finish this trilogy.

Susie Breck on the other hand.... not a fan. she did a great job, but her voice is so generic and almost fake. I enjoy narrators that have a flow and read the book like they are telling a story about something that happened with them that day. Brecks reads a book, and it is almost annoying. her accents are annoying to listen to sometimes especially when it came to her characterization of male characters and young characters.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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