Our Top Pick in Romance this month is The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley, which came out on Monday. With "understated sensuality" and enthralling emotional dilemmas, The Rose Garden transports its readers back in time for a complex, aching romance.

Here's what our reviewer had to say:

Recovering from a painful loss, Eva Ward travels to Cornwall and the centuries-old Trelowarth House where she once spent happy summers. One morning, she hears unfamiliar voices in the next room, and on a walk she encounters a mysterious man who seems to be from another time ... Eva concludes she has traveled back 300 years. Though she can’t control her comings and goings between the past and present, she begins to fall in love with Daniel Butler, a dashing man with a dangerous secret ... she’s unsure whether she can or should interfere in historical events—or if she can or should find a way to stay with him forever.

In a 7 Questions interview, we chatted briefly with Susanna Kearsley about The Rose Garden, great books and what it means to be a writer.

I especially love her answer to this question: If you could travel back in time to any decade in history, what would you choose and why?

What about you? What decade would you choose?

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