Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons by Denise Grover Swank


Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons by Denise Grover Swank

Book two in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series,

When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she's lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she's picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men's restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there's not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren't bad enough, Rose's older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can't commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn't about to let the best thing in her life slip away.  

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 03, 2015 – Swank's delightful second Rose Gardner mystery (after Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes) finds the daffy, accident-prone Rose up to some risky hijinks after she has one of her "visions" in the Fenton County, Ark., courthouse. In a quandary over whether to move to Little Rock to be nearer to police detective Joe Simmons, her boyfriend, the 24-year-old Rose gets a brief reprieve: jury duty. Running late because of parking problems, a broken heel, a security scan delay, plus the ladies' room being cleaned, Rose takes care of urgent business in the men's. While there, she has a psychic vision and realizes that the man on trial is not guilty. Swank makes affable Rose and company Joe, sister Violet, dog Muffy, and nosy neighbor Mildred so charming and diverting that we're willing to overlook minor improbabilities and just enjoy this romantic suspense ride-along.

Customer Reviews


This book was so good it was funny and romantic and silly and I can't wait for the next one!!


First book was cute but this one just seemed tooo far fetched. The trouble the main character kept getter herself into for her naïveté was beyond motion picture . Annoying to say the least.. I stopped reading numerous times because some things were so avoidable .I won't discount that it is indeed a cute love story but ehhhh...

Loved It!

I loved this book! I always wanted to know what happened next. The sequels Twenty Nine and a Half Reasons and Thirty and a Half Excuses are just as good and if not better. I can't wait for Thirty One and a Half Regrets to come out in January!

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons by Denise Grover Swank
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  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Jun 29, 2012
  • Publisher: DGS
  • Seller: Denise Swank
  • Print Length: 378 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, Rose Gardner Mystery

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