Sunday, June 07, 2009

REVIEW: Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner

Here is my review of this beautiful book:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tina Ann Forkner and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Rose House" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

Tina Ann Forkner’s “Rose House” is like a Monet painting. The author paints a portrait of beautiful, watery color, muted and slightly out of focus in the beginning that grows clearer and bolder as the story develops, mysteries are solved and secrets are revealed. Lillian Diamon lost everything when she lost her husband and children in an accident. She returns to Rose House, a place with a tragic beginning, where she grieved years earlier only to find clues to her past, the truth of the accident that stole her family from her, and hope for healing in her future.

This is a beautifully written, suspenseful novel of hope, healing and love. I was amazed at how subtly I was drawn into the story and how gripped I was by this tragic and hope-filled tale.


Carmen7351 said...

Your statement, "Tina Ann Forkner’s “Rose House” is like a Monet painting" says what I've been trying to say. That along with the love story and mystery wrap it up for me.

Tina said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed Rose House. :-) Thank you so much.