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By Susan Wittig Albert | Comments: ( 699 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s and the Darling Dahlias, the ladies of a garden club who aren t afraid to get their hands dirty solving mysteries Just in time for the Confederate Day celebration, the Darling Dahlias are ready to plant Confederate roses along the fence of the town cemetery Of coursNational bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s and the Darling Dahlias, the ladies of a garden club who aren t afraid to get their hands dirty solving mysteries Just in time for the Confederate Day celebration, the Darling Dahlias are ready to plant Confederate roses along the fence of the town cemetery Of course, Miss Dorothy Rogers, club member and town librarian, would be quick to point out the plant is in fact a hibiscus The Confederate rose is not the only thing that is not what it first appears to be in this small Southern town Earle Scroggins, the county treasurer, has got the sheriff thinking that Scroggins employee Verna Tidwell also the Darling Dahlias trusted treasurer is behind a missing 15,000 But Darling Dahlias president Liz Lacy is determined to prove Verna is not a thief Meanwhile Miss Rogers has discovered her own mystery what appears to be a secret code embroidered under the cover of a pillow, the only possession she has from her grandmother She enlists the help of a local newspaperman, who begins to suspect the family heirloom may have larger significance With missing money, secret codes, and the very strange behavior of one resident, Darling, Alabama, on the eve of Confederate Day, is anything but a sleepy little town Includes Southern Style Depression Era Recipes


  • Title: Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose
  • Author: Susan Wittig Albert
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Susan Wittig Albert

Susan is the author co author of biographical historical fiction, mysteries, and nonfictionE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE UNLUCKY CLOVER 7 in the Darling Dahlias series, set in the early 1930s in fictional Darling AL coming March 2018 QUEEN ANNE S LACE, 26 in the China Bayles series coming April 2018 THE GENERAL S WOMEN Kay, Mamie, and Ike the wartime romance that could have derailed a presidency LOVING ELEANOR A novel about the intimate 30 year friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, based on their lettersA WILDER ROSE the true story of Rose Wilder Lane, who transformed her mother from a farm wife and occasional writer to a literary iconTHE TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE, 8 in the Cottage Tales of Beatrix PotterDEATH ON THE LIZARD, the 12th and last 2006 of the Robin Paige series, by Susan and Bill AlbertTOGETHER, ALONE A MEMOIR OF MARRIAGE AND PLACEAN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR OF ORDINARY DAYSWORK OF HER OWN A WOMAN S GUIDE TO RIGHT LIVELIHOOD reissue coming in late 2013 WRITING FROM LIFE TELLING YOUR SOUL S STORY reissue coming in late 2013 websites Free eletters at AbouthymeSusan s blogSusan s nonfiction websiteFollow Susan on TwitterFollow Susan on FacebookFollow Susan on Pinterest



Comments Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose

  • Diane Harrison

    Have you ever yearned to go back to a kinder, gentler time? Susan Wittig Albert’s “Darling Dahlia” series does just that. Not that all is perfect in their small southern town. The depression is starting to take its toll on the residents of Darling, Alabama and on the rest of the nation as well. Her latest offering, ” The Darling Dahlias and The Confederate Rose” takes its place very nicely in this heart-warming series.The members of the “Darling Dahlias Garden Club” are a lovely mi [...]


  • Fred

    This is the third book in The Darling Dahlias series by Susan Wittig Albert. I love all of Albert's series'. I like that they are all set in different time periods and have such wonderful characters and she is a fantastic story teller.The Darling Dahlias takes place during the depression in Darling, Alabama, a delightful small community.The Darling Dahlias Garden Club had inherited a Victorian house from Dahlia Blackstone and they are still busy bringing it back to it's original beauty. The have [...]


  • Mandolin

    It's not even summer yet in Darling, Alabama but temperatures are rising. outside and in! Already beset by troubles common to the entire Depression-burdened nation, the members of the Darling Dahlias garden club, as well as the rest of the community, are faced with several unsettling problems. Chief among these is the disappearance of a large amount of money from the county treasury. When suspicion about embezzlement focuses on Verna Tidwell, one of their own, the Dahlias unite to protect her an [...]


  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod

    The Darling Dahlias, a garden club in the small 1930's town of Darling, Alabama is busy trying to grow enough vegetables, including okra, to feed the entire town. It is mid-depression years and times are hard, but the ladies are determined to keep the town pretty and clean. In fact the latest project is growing and planting 'The Confederate Rose,' a hibiscus plant to decorate the cemetery for the upcoming celebration of 'Confederate Day.'For me, being born and raised in the west, this story gave [...]


  • Helen

    Writers have said that mysteries must have a murder or readers won't bother and once the death penalty was done away with (in many jurisdictions) there was a feeling that people wouldn't care as much. Well no, and no. This Alabama mystery does not have a murder and I cared just as much as ever how the whole thing would turn out. Darling, Alabama, is small enough that most people know each other so when it comes to voting you have a pretty good idea who you would want in office. The county treasu [...]


  • Kim

    I really want to like this series but it isn't living up to it's promise. Yet again, the authors state the story rather than showing the reader through storytelling. I don't need to be told the dog sensed Verna was upset and cuddled her; show me the dog cuddling her. Also, the third book in this series could hardly be called a mystery since it was obvious what was going on since the beginning. Finally, the sugary-gooey perfection of small-town southern life became overwhelmingly cloying as I for [...]


  • Anne

    The third in Susan Wittig Albert's 'Darling Dahlias' series is steeped in Depression era detail in a small town in Alabama. The women's gardening club named after the town, Darling, and the favorite flower of their benefactor, dahlias, are comprised of a cross-section of the small town population. Two women who work/own the diner and run the telephone switchboard know all the town gossip from the party lines, even if they don't give it up easily. Several of the Dahlias live in a boarding house f [...]


  • Claire

    This series is totally unlike anything I usually read, but I love it! I was really looking forward to this third installment and, although I really enjoyed it, it's probably my least favorite so far. The characters are as lovable as ever, but there's a lot of repetition of plot points and such in each chapter and the actual mystery part was pretty thin this time around. The suspense around the accusations surrounding Verna could've been built up just a tiny bit more. Also, I'd hoped for more dev [...]


  • Lisa Carter

    Top notch research on Southern life during the Depression alongside an intriguing history mystery. Albert captured all the nuances of life in a small Southern town in the 1930s. The Confederate Rose has always been of special interest to North Carolinians like myself. Here she lies in her final resting place.


  • Joseph

    A great cozy realistic historical fiction mystery. Great characters in a wonderful town to visit. It has a nice, simple mystery woven into an entertaining visit to a "real" town with realistic character lives. The only thing bad about this book, like all good things, it has an end. I'm looking forward to my next visit to the sweet town of Darling, Alabama.


  • Rose

    One of my favorite cozy mystery series. In this book, there are two mysteries and two plot lines going on simultaneously which makes this very engaging. If you like southern settings and strong female protagonists you'll love this book and series.


  • Nanci

    A good book for what it is. It's a cozy - nothing to think too much about. I use these as nice little palate cleansers between other books.


  • Joan

    Another well written book in this series. The women and the time of the Depression are well portrayed. The way the women work through and solve the problems are fun and seem true.


  • EuroHackie

    There are two main storylines here: Miss Rogers and her mysterious embroidered pillow, and Verna Tidwell being accused of stealing $15,000 from the county treasury. The obvious mystery is Miss Rogers and her connection to the Confederate Rose, a Civil War-era spy. It's practically given away in the dedication of the book, so I don't feel bad about spoiling it here. Even knowing what was coming, though, it was a pleasant read - and learning about the Confederate Rose was pretty cool, too. Nobody [...]


  • Sue

    The Dahlias are caught up in the investigation of the county treasurer's office and Verna has been blamed. So Liz goes into action to help save her friend's job. Meanwhile, a family heirloom destroyed by a cat leads to a startling discovery for Miss Rogers. Good fun with Albert's trademark research in evidence. She includes lots of period detail that makes for an interesting visit into Depression-era Alabama.


  • Brooke

    I love the Darling Dahlias and I would probably read the series just to hear about life in small town Alabama during the Great Depression, but this book could really use a little more mystery. Although interesting, the mystery behind the local librarian's pillow just didn't do it for me. The characters and the small town of Darling carried the story, but it really needed more meat to make it a solid read.


  • Bayneeta

    Enjoyable listen read by Peggity Price. Early 1930s in Darling, Alabama. Mild mysteries with lots of period details. As the title might have warned me, there was quite a bit of proud Confederate veneration, but undoubtably historically accurate for the time and place.


  • Alice

    3.5 This is a fun read, though not enchanting


  • Liz

    pretty good.


  • Elizabeth

    I love this series! Nothing too complicated. Just pure entertainment. I would love to be a character in this series! :)


  • Fredell Boston

    Really enjoyed this foray into the life, loves and mysteries of Pecan Springs, Texas.China Bayles, her soon-to-be husband, his son and her friends combine well in this installment of the herbal- and floral-based mysteries by Susan Wittig AlbertChina combines her skill as an herbalist and her past life as a big corporate lawyer to solve the cause of several deaths in her new home town. The search for the "Confederate Rose" turns out to be intriguing and fun to follow.


  • Aurian Booklover

    I am a big fan of Susan Wittig Albert books, be they the contemporary cozy mystery China Bayles series, which features herbs, or the Victorian/Edwardian cozy mysteries written under Robin Paige with her husband, or these 1930’s Darling Dahlia books. She is an excellent writer, even though it comes across as slow perhaps at times. Susan manages to capture the time spirit flawlessly, and I could just imagine myself walking around Darling and visiting the shops and the courthouse. As usual in the [...]


  • Clay Stafford

    Susan Wittig Albert is a long-time writer of historicals from various time periods. Her latest series,“The Darling Dahlias” is set in the South (Alabama) in the 1930s during the Great Depression with“Confederate Rose” being third in the series. There are two puzzles to be solved (along with deciphering the odd behavior of several residents of the town). The first puzzle is the accusation of theft against one of the members of the Dahlia Garden Club. The second is the unraveling of a secr [...]


  • Judie

    The Confederate Rose is not a rose. It’s a hybiscus whose blossoms are white in the morning, pink in the afternoon, and red in the evening. The name also has another meaning, revealed in the book. In 1932, the women of the Darling Dahlias, a long-time gardening and social club in Darling, Alabama, decide to plant Confederate Roses around the town cemetery before Confederate Day. In THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE, Susan Wittig Albert paints a picture of life in Darling during the [...]


  • Shirley Schwartz

    This series is a winner! Ms. Wittig Albert's Darling Dahlia series is a winner. It's a wonderful historical cozy series set in small town Darling, Alabama in the late 1930's. This recipe for success is as follows:Mix some old time Southern charm with half a peck of nefarious deeds, half a peck of elderly southern belles, half a peck of great depression gardening and cooking tips. Then a pinch of southern civil rights in the 30's, a pinch of wonderful eccentric personalities, maybe more than a pi [...]


  • Joyce

    Once again, I have loved reading a novel by Susan Wittig Albert. Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose is the 3rd in her Darling Dahlias series. Once again, it is set in the small fictional town of Darling, Alabama in the early 1930's. Once again, the main characters in this novel are the ladies of the Darling Dahlias, the local garden club. However, they are more than gardeners but come from many walks of life in the town and play a crucial role in the life of the town. The author has woven [...]


  • Sally

    This book had basically two lines of mystery. One was about the title character of Confederate Rose, and the other was about embezzlement of government money in the fictional town of Darling, Alabama, with some side stories about a woman taking diet pills and the local newspaper and print shop owner. There is just enough of the characters, town and times to keep me coming back to Darling to peek in on the happenings, but this really is just another easy-going cozy, with not a lot of depth. For m [...]


  • Ronna

    THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE by Susan Wittig Alberts is the third book in this series of 1930's Alabama ladies garden club mysteries. In this book, in honor of the upcoming Confederate Day celebration, the ladies have planned to plant their 'Confederate Rose' bushes all around the town cemetery. Of course the Confederate Rose is actually an hibiscus bush. and not a rose bush at all. Interestingly, not much else happening in the town right now, is exactly how it seems either! This [...]


  • C.J. Prince

    The best book review is one written when the book is still warm in your hands. My apologies for being on a reading binge lately and forgetting to review.If you find a book by Susan Wittig Albert, buy it. Every series she writes (I have no idea how this woman is SO prolific a writer and manages her farm plus endless research and multiple series with endless characters.) I am never disappointed.If a gardening club in 1930s Darling, Alabama, sounds tame, think again. Wittig Albert has researched th [...]


  • Sharon

    This was probably my favorite of the Darling Dahlias books. I love the research Ms. Albert puts into all her books whether it be the China Bayles series, the Beatrix Potter mysteries or the Darling Dahlias. I always manage to learn something from each one that I read. This books centers on a secret code discovered in the embroidery of a very old pillow. The more primary mystery centers on an embezzlement case. Both were resolved neatly at the end but of the two, I found the embroidery story most [...]


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