Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set #1 - Denise Grover Swank

Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set #1

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 168 Ratings


Box set of the first three books and novella in the USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series.

When Rose Gardner decides she's done frittering her days away at the DMV, she turns Henryetta, Arkansas upside down as she navigates life, love and the investigation of a murder every now and then. 

TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES: When Rose sees a vision of her murder, she’s done frittering her life away and makes a list. Her sexy neighbor Joe offers to help yet refuses to cooperate with #15-- do more with a man. But time’s running out and suddenly dying a virgin in the county jail becomes the least of her worries.--winner of the Write Touch Readers' Award 2012

TWENTY-NINE AND A HALF REASONS: Rose thinks a jury summons means a morning off from work, until she sees a vision of the murderer in the men’s restroom: a huge problem since the murderer isn’t the one on trial. If that weren’t enough, Rose is caught between her sister Violet and her new boyfriend Joe. Henryetta, Arkansas just got messier. –USA Today Bestseller

THIRTY AND A HALF EXCUSES: While Rose and Violet open their nursery, an elderly woman on Rose’s street dies. The police rule her death from natural causes, but Rose and her cranky neighbor Mildred disagree.—iBooks Best of 2013

FALLING TO PIECES: (novella) Rose struggles with heartbreak with the support of her new friends while Joe gets support from someone in his past.



  • Great series in a neat package

    By Hlgpooh
    From the time I began 28 1/2 Wishes, I fell in love with Rose. She is quirky, funny, naïve, and believable. I am so glad there is a box set to get the books and novellas together - it makes reading the series on the Kindle so much easier. Once you start reading, you won't stop after the first novel. I had already purchased the books individually for iBooks, but I purchased the box sets to use on my new Kindle. I love how the box set flows seamlessly form one book to the next.
  • Love this series

    By bengalfan78
    The Rose Gardner Mystery series is one of the best series out there and you will want to read this book. The series follows the adventures or maybe it's misadventures of one Rose Gardner. She is small town girl, who has the gift of visions. Her whole life she has been abused by her mother and made to feel like a freak. She has no life and no friends, until the day she sees her own life ends. As she decides to take control of her life and to finally start living a whole new worlds opens up to Rose. She friends some great friends, find and loses the love of her life and learns that her gift is not something to fear but is something that can be used to help people. Pick up this box set and come on a journey of a girl who was lost but begins to find herself through everything she experiences
  • Favorite Series and Author! Great Deal

    By goofysandra
    My all time favorite series!! I can't get enough of Rose!!! This series will draw you in from book one and keep you turning the page until your caught up with the series. Then you will be in withdrawal waiting for the next book to be released. The series is humorous, heartwarming and emotional. Denise is an excellent writer and has a way of have making the characters real to you. You will obsess over this series, trust me I know from experience. I highly recommend her books to everyone. Make sure you start with book one in the series "Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes".
  • Rose Gardner

    By 4maggierae
    Finally a well written series. Engrossing with believable characters and an interesting storyline.
  • Worth buying!!!!

    By Hushpuppy53
    This series is AMAZING!!!!! Keeps you wanting more, I am not a big reader but I can't put these books down!!! A must read for everyone it is written with mystery, love, lust, desire and keeps your attention.
  • In love with this series

    By Skypie41484
    I wish it could turn movie, but not done Hollywood style....strictly book style. The words wrap me up and I get lost. Love them.
  • Awesome series!!!!!

    By Jc❤️💙💜🐷🐳
    I love this series it is amazing!!! I have real of the books and I'm dying to read the next!!! Read it!!!
  • Love the whole series!

    By Blesan28
    Love love love the Rose Gardner series. Perfectly written and easy to read!

    By Tapoutfoxx
    So instead of buying each book separately of the series, buy this!!! It'll save you money, and you have 4 books in one! :) As a review for the Rose Gardner mysteries so far, they are fantastic! It's a mix of great romance, mystery and suspense. Perfect combination this author is able to combine using her skills! I got addicted since book 1, and read the entire series up to its latest book released with just a few days! The only bad I can say, is that some parts seemed rushed, as you'll notice spelling errors, too. Other than that, it's an awesome Y.A. series! I love Rose, her detailed romance with Joe, and all of the clues that you come across while reading leading up to the big mystery ending. Also each book is intertwined together, so you can't skip any! I like the short novella (last book so far in this combo deal), as it leaves you off with a great perspective on Rose while we wait to continue onto the next book in the series (and it shows you what other characters are doing/feeling by being narrated through their eyes, too! The only book of the series that did that so far...). I'm excited to see the next sequel of Rose and what happens! I'm hoping we get it as part of this combo deal, as it is listed in the description, but was not yet released. :) Worth reading, I swear!
  • Must have collection

    By Bendyk79
    Love this series. Once you read the first book you can't help but want to read the rest. Great story and well written.