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Family Jewels

Book 1, Rose Gardner Investigations - Rose Gardner Investigations #1

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The New York Times bestselling book in the Rose Gardner Investigations series, a spinoff of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series. 

Trouble always comes to those who court it. Rose Gardner’s ability to see glimpses of the future has gotten her into hot water time and again, but so have her curiosity and her sense of daring. Those very qualities helped her defeat the most powerful man in Arkansas—a man so adept at hiding his crimes there was no way to defeat him inside of the law—but her success came at a steep personal price. Now she’s throwing herself into her landscaping business, trying to live a life that’s as orderly as one of her gardens. 

Rose’s best friend, Neely Kate, is struggling with her own losses, so when she suggests they help a local man find a missing necklace, Rose agrees. It’ll give both of them a welcome distraction, and besides, it’s a simple investigation. What harm could befall them? But things that should be simple rarely are. In seeking out the necklace, Rose and Neely Kate find themselves in the thick of a power struggle in the Fenton County underworld, one that could dethrone Rose’s friend James Malcolm, the surprisingly moral king. 

The last thing Rose should do is court more trouble, but she’s not the type to step away from a friend in need—and she’s also not so sure she wants an orderly life.

Customer Reviews


This is a fan-freaking-tastic follow up of the Rose Gardner Mystery Series. I fall more in love with Rose with every book. I have watched her grow from an innocent, naive girl into a strong, brave, independent and loving woman. She has a heart of gold and will do anything to protect those she loves.

She is struggling with fallout from past decisions; wanting to move forward and live a calm, normal life. But that isn't the Rose way and she soon finds herself in the middle of crazy, humorous, yet dangerous situations.

As usual, Neely Kate, her best friend, is right there alongside her. I love the relationship that they have. They are always there for each other, no questions asked.

Denise always draws you into the book so you feel that you are right there along with the characters. I have been reading Rose for the past 4 years and will continue to do so as long a Denise Grover Swank will write her. Just wish she could write faster, lol. I will be anxiously waiting for the next book. Everyone should read this book and the entire back books.

Simplistic writing

I had high hopes for this writer, and sadly she seems to write more like a YA market author. It’s not bad writing, it’s boring and immature for a reader who devours Sandford, Crais, Coben, Kellerman, Laarson, Cornwall, Evanovich, Grafton, Turrow, Silva, Scottoline, Grisham, Fairstein, etc...


I love Rose and Neely Kate! I have read every book in The Rose Gardner Series. I have loved every one of them. Always exciting and keeps me on my toes and can never put it down!!

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Family Jewels
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Nov 29, 2016
  • Publisher: DGS
  • Seller: Denise Swank
  • Print Length: 390 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Rose Gardner Investigations
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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