Book Review: Four White Roses



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?

My Review

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.


About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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8 Responses to Book Review: Four White Roses

  1. kathleenbee says:

    This looks lovely. Where can I purchase it?


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Well, I love treasure stories and I love tales featuring a spook — as long as he/she is not a maniacal slasher — and I enjoy stories which feature settings or flashbacks to either of the world wars.
    This sounds like it has all those components.


  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Sounds like a great story! I downloaded it and hope to get to it soon.


  4. Sounds right up my alley for an easy feel-good story! Thanks for the recommendation.


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