Award-winning author Judy Ann Davis is best known for her endearing characters and her unique colorful storytelling full of humor and wit. Four White Roses was a finalist in the Book Excellence Awards, the Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Award, and the American Fiction Awards. “Can a wily old ghost help two fractured hearts find love again?” When widower Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother’s house, he discovers Grandmother Gertie’s final request was for him to find a missing relative and a stash of WWI jewels. Torrie Larson, single mom, is trying to make her landscape center and flower arranging business succeed while attempting to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria in the 1900s.
Together, the rich Texas lawyer and poor landscape owner team up to rescue the last rose and fulfill a dead woman’s wishes. But in their search to discover answers to the mysteries surrounding them, will Rich and Torrie also discover love in each other’s arms? Or will a meddling ghost, a pompous banker, and an elusive stray cat get in their way?
Four White Roses is a nice, clean romance with a touch of mystery and the paranormal. The old, romantic house is a perfect setting for a treasure hunt for hidden jewels, and the characters are all likable and easy to relate to, especially the kids in the story. The plot was well done also. It kept me turning pages because I wanted to know how it ended. If you enjoy a clean romance with a happy ending, I can recommend Four White Roses.