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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (851 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Denise Grover Swank Narrator: Frances Fuller Publisher: Bramagioia Enterprises Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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**A humorous southern mystery**

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She's had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone's toilet's overflowed, but she's never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

Rose realizes she's wasted 24 years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: 28 things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She's well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won't help with number 15 - do more with a man. Joe's new to town, but it doesn't take a vision for Rose to realize he's got plenty secrets of his own.

Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they'll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn't her biggest worry after all.

Winner of The Beacon - 2010 Unpublished Division, Mainstream Category

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 2/19/2014

    " I decided to give this book a shot after finding it in the free section of Amazon, and I'm so glad I did! I wasn't sure quite what to make of this book after the first chapter, but the story kept me engaged and guessing until the very end. I love Rose and Joe and downloaded the next book in the series right away! Can't wait until the third comes out! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane ~Firefly~ | 2/17/2014

    " I had to read the book in small pieces because even though I liked it, the characters were doing such stupid things that it drove me crazy. I realize Rose hadn't really lived her life before, but she decided to be stubborn about stupid things. She was willing to stay in her house by herself after her mother was killed and there had been multiple attempted break-ins. (view spoiler)[Rose saw Joe plant a gun in her shed and still trusted him (hide spoiler)]. Joe wasn't much better and I expected more of Violet. My problem is I liked the characters, even as they were doing stupidly insane things, so there is a good chance I will check out the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/6/2014

    " Fun, easy read with a quirky, innocent southern heroine who sees visions and a hunky guy next door. Romance. mystery and humor all rolled into one story. Plot was predictable, but I enjoyed the writing style. Maybe I need to make a list... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy Schofield | 1/30/2014

    " What a twist...I could not put this book down! finished it in less than 2days! I loved how the readers were able to follow Rose through her "coming out of shell." What a wonderful storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Richard | 1/29/2014

    " Well written,funny, entertaining, hard to put down. Loved it ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/20/2014

    " This book is such a delightful story and it is truly full of Southern charm and humor! I loved reading of Rose's transformation from a timid and beat-down girl into a beautiful and confident young woman, no longer afraid to stand up for herself and no longer willing to stand on the sidelines and watch her life pass her by. She is a character that you cannot help but root for. Also, you cannot help but root for her and Joe's developing relationship- while she may not have been your typical damsel in distress he was very much so a knight in shining armor, doing everything in his power to keep her safe (even if it was something as simple as changing her lock) and putting her safety before his own. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. Denise is such an amazing author and I am so happy to have happened across her! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/20/2014

    " I had a hard time putting it down. The characters were believable. Interesting mystery. Loved the list - I think I need one now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/10/2014

    " too cute and hard to put down once I was into it! Made me laugh out loud once or twice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Seipel | 12/25/2013

    " This was a fun book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emhenson | 12/8/2013

    " Fun book! Loved the characters. Enjoyed the ride through the "wishes" while trying to solve the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/20/2013

    " This is a fun, entertaining read...a perfect book for the beach. Rose was likeable. I enjoyed the mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 11/19/2013

    " Loved it! I love Rose and can't wait to read more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Anderson | 10/19/2013

    " 2.5 stars, not bad for a free kindle book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Cortez | 8/18/2013

    " I liked it, good descriptive writing, a murder mystery that I had to keep reading to find out what happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Morse | 6/28/2013

    " This is a great great book. Couldn't put it down. Story keeps you on your toes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh Mitchell | 4/28/2013

    " Loved this book, can't wait for the next one! I loved the change in Rose and the story itself just made you want to keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Mohr | 3/7/2013

    " This book was awesome. she is a phenominal writer. I cant wait for the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renata | 2/28/2013

    " I cannot decide whether I liked this book or not - the first part got on my nerves while I found the second half quite enjoyable. But definitely it's not one of the books I might return to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly Fall | 12/24/2012

    " I finished this book long ago, but I loved it. I think I fell a little bit in love with Joe myself. I look forward to reading more by Denise! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/17/2012

    " Doesn't start out great, but it gets better. It was a fun, easy read in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 12/4/2012

    " Everything about Swank's writing, from the mystery to the characters, just sucked me right into the novel. It was so engrossing that I had started reading I couldn't stop until I was finished. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 11/28/2012

    " Couldn't put this one down -LOVED the characters!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KC Riley-Gyer | 11/17/2012

    " I so enjoyed the main character and her form of swearing as it's similar to a couple of my characters. This is another where the characters seem real in their descriptions which added to my enjoyment. "

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About the Author

Denise Grover Swank has written several novels, including the Chosen series and the Rose Gardner mysteries. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At nineteen, she became a nomad, living in five cities, four states, and ten houses over the next decade before returning to her roots. Her hobbies include making witty Facebook comments and dancing in the kitchen. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity—or so she leads everyone to believe.