The Ivory Rose

The Ivory Rose❴Read❵ ➬ The Ivory Rose Author Belinda Murrell – Heartforum.co.uk Jemma has just landed her first job, babysitting Sammy It s in Rosethorne, one of the famous witches houses near where she lives Sammy says the house is haunted by a sad little girl, but Jemma doesn t Jemma has just landed her first job, babysitting Sammy It s in Rosethorne, one of the famous witches houses near where she lives Sammy says the house is haunted by a sad little girl, but Jemma doesn t know what to believe One day when the two girls are playing hide and seek, Jemma discovers a rose charm made of ivory As she touches The Ivory PDF \ the charm she sees a terrifying flashback Is it the moment the ghost was murdered Jemma runs for her life, falling down the stairs and tumbling into unconsciousness She wakes up in , unable to get home Jemma becomes an apprentice maidservant at Rosethorne but all is not well in the grand house Young heiress Georgiana is constantly sick Jemma begins to suspect Georgiana is being poisoned, but who would poison her, and why Jemma must find the proof in order to rescue her friend before time runs out.

Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out About With Kids travel magazine Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald While Belinda studied Children s Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for The Ivory PDF \ children s books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan Belinda s books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman Australian timeslip tale The Ivory Rose and Australian historical tales The Forgotten Pearl and The River Charm.

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  • 266 pages
  • The Ivory Rose
  • Belinda Murrell
  • English
  • 04 February 2019

10 thoughts on “The Ivory Rose

  1. Madeline O& says:

    This is how you do middle grade historical fiction.Before The Ivory Rose, I had never read any of Murrell s work, but now I want to readBefore The Ivory Rose, I had never read any works set in 1800s Australia, but now I craveThis is a fantastic, fantastic novel.The plot moves at an enjoyable pace, the characters are dynamic and interesting There is a slight hint at romance, but nothing overt It s fun, it s well written, it s not problematic I really have no complaints The would This is how you do middle grade historical fiction.Before The Ivory Rose, I had never read any of Murrell s work, but now I want to readBefore The Ivory Rose, I had never read any works set in 1800s Australia, but now I craveThis is a fantastic, fantastic novel.The plot moves at an enjoyable pace, the characters are dynamic and interesting There is a slight hint at romance, but nothing overt It s fun, it s well written, it s not problematic I really have no complaints The would be murderer may have been easy for me to guess, but then again, I m not the target audience.Without hesitation I would recommend The Ivory Rose to younger readers, and though its on the simpler side of construction and narrative, I would also recommend it to anyone who enjoys middle grade novels

  2. Jem says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I like this book but what confuses me is that when she goes to the past and then she comes back Georgie is not dead any Like, how does that happen

  3. Chiara Erfurt says:

    In the book, the ivory rose, a little girl called Sammy and her mother live in a old house, that is said to be haunted The main character, Jemma first started earning her own money by babysitting Sammy, because Sammy s mother is very busy working on their new house When Sammy and Jemma spend time together, Sammy always talks about a little girl called Georgia haunting the house, and mysterious things happen However, Jemma does not want to believe that these strange happenings have anything to In the book, the ivory rose, a little girl called Sammy and her mother live in a old house, that is said to be haunted The main character, Jemma first started earning her own money by babysitting Sammy, because Sammy s mother is very busy working on their new house When Sammy and Jemma spend time together, Sammy always talks about a little girl called Georgia haunting the house, and mysterious things happen However, Jemma does not want to believe that these strange happenings have anything to do with a ghost living in that old house Until one day, when Jemma and Sammy were playing hide and seek and suddenly Jemma get s thrown down the stairs and sees her actual body lying on the floor, being taken care of by Sammy s mom when her soul ghost seems to be flying above everyone else and waking up in a completely different world at a completely different time with completely different people Jemma soon finds out that the time she is living in now is the time Georgia still lived Can Jemma save Georgia from dying again and stop her from haunting the house that Jemma, in her world, baby sits in I think that this book is very interesting and keeps the reader reading as I wanted to constantly find out what is going to happen next All of the things that happen build on that question if Georgia will survive this time I can really recommend this book to those who like completely normal stories that have a spooky and mysterious side

  4. Rosanne Hawke says:

    The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell is dubbed a gothic mystery This whole historical series with each title using an object which transports the main character to the past gives modern readers a bird s eye view of social history through the eyes of a character like them, a view they may never appreciate otherwise The research is excellent and the level of detail is high but never boring as there is always something happening, and in The Ivory Rose, a mystery to solve, a life to save Belinda Mur The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell is dubbed a gothic mystery This whole historical series with each title using an object which transports the main character to the past gives modern readers a bird s eye view of social history through the eyes of a character like them, a view they may never appreciate otherwise The research is excellent and the level of detail is high but never boring as there is always something happening, and in The Ivory Rose, a mystery to solve, a life to save Belinda Murrell is certainly a storyteller I was a history fan at this age and could imagine myself in a historical period without the the help of time slips but this method would help those who think history is boring without realising it they will learn amazing facts about 1890s Sydney in The Ivory Rose The series is beautifully branded with great covers, website, even a magazine about the books and author with activities and author notes I ve started the River Charm which tells the story of Belinda Murrell s and Kate Forsyth s ancestor Charlotte Waring Atkinson who wrote the first Australian children s book, A Mother s Offering to her Children

  5. Ariadne says:

    A beautiful tale of fun, hard work and friendship The Ivory Rose encourages people to make the most of their opportunities and to stand up for what they believe in Most importantly, it teaches people about love.Belinda Murrell truly has a grasp on these kind of stories She weaves those colourful words, and turns it into a beautiful story.

  6. Jacqueline Harvey says:

    I really enjoyed this story Set in Annandale Sydney, Murrell makes the early days of this suburb come alive The timeslip nature of the adventure is lovely and I particularly enjoyed the ending.

  7. The Teacher& says:

    I LOVE anything time travel related, and it s always so lovely to read a book set in Australia I will definitely continue to read Murrell s work.Review coming on theteacherslibrary.org

  8. Anne Hamilton says:

    Influenced by the front cover and the blurb at the back to believe this was a YA book, I was surprised by the style of writing The comparative sweetness and innocence of the characterisation, particularly at the start, was so muchsuited to a children s book Eventually I realised this was a book for girls between 9 and 12 years old and I was able to adjust my thinking Jemma s family was almost cloying until that point.Around about halfway through, this book becomes absorbing Its histori Influenced by the front cover and the blurb at the back to believe this was a YA book, I was surprised by the style of writing The comparative sweetness and innocence of the characterisation, particularly at the start, was so muchsuited to a children s book Eventually I realised this was a book for girls between 9 and 12 years old and I was able to adjust my thinking Jemma s family was almost cloying until that point.Around about halfway through, this book becomes absorbing Its historical backdrop which includes such intriguing and eclectic items as a baby farmer , Henry Parkes the so called Father of Federation , arsenic wafers for cosmetics and the gothic architecture of old Sydney lifts the book out of the ordinary The Ivory Rose is a timeslip adventure Jemma gets her first job, babysitting a young girl named Sammy who lives with her artist mother in an old haunted mansion called Rosethorne Sammy claims to be able to see Georgie a girl, invisible to Jemma who needs help The ghost of Georgie appears when Jemma finds an ivory charm in the shape of a rose Jemma sees a terrifying flash almost a vision of a murder.Scared, she runs intending to go home Instead she falls down the stairs And when she regains consciousness, she s in 1895 Unable to find her way back through time, she becomes Jemima and accepts work as a servant in Rosethorne where the young and ailing heiress, Georgiana Rose Thornton, is cared for by her obsessively protective aunt, a grouchy maid Agnes, a slight serving girl, Connie, and the stable boy, Ned Jemima throws Georgie s medication out and she rapidly gets better Could the mixture be contaminated Jemima, exhausted by the daily routine of a servant, can t convince the doctor there s anything suspicious about arsenic for rat bait in the kitchen She s sure Georgie is being poisoned but it seems impossible to get anyone to believe her.I loved the repeated references to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  9. A Thousand Words Festival says:

    The Ivory Rose is a time slip adventure story.Jemma can t help but feel a bit freaked out when she babysits at Rosethorne, an old mansion Supposedly the mansion is haunted and Jemma is nervous about the presence of an invisible friend One day Jemma finds a beautiful ivory rose locket, and is transported back in time There Jemma is taken in by Miss Rutherford, to work as a maid Jemma soon befriends Georgiana, a young girl who lived at Rosethorne many years ago Miss Rutherford is very over pr The Ivory Rose is a time slip adventure story.Jemma can t help but feel a bit freaked out when she babysits at Rosethorne, an old mansion Supposedly the mansion is haunted and Jemma is nervous about the presence of an invisible friend One day Jemma finds a beautiful ivory rose locket, and is transported back in time There Jemma is taken in by Miss Rutherford, to work as a maid Jemma soon befriends Georgiana, a young girl who lived at Rosethorne many years ago Miss Rutherford is very over protective of Georgiana, as the girl is sick frequently Jemma must discover why Georgiana is constantly sick, in order to save her This book comes to a thrilling and totally unexpected conclusion Read full review at

  10. Kathryn says:

    One of my students recommended this book to me As she had read and enjoyed one of my recommendations, I felt obliged to read this one What a treasure Set in Sydney, Australia and a timeslip or time travel book A very engaging story, loved the characters and felt that sadness that sits upon a reader when they must leave the world of the characters they have been living with Highly recommend it to anyone 11yrs on

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