Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Rose House" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Tina Ann Forkner


Ahhh, women's fiction at its best. Tina has proven to be a master after only two books. Ruby Among Us was fresh, moving and gripping - but she has surpassed my expectations with Rose House. She brings us back to a familiar setting with a few familiar characters (Kitty is back and better than ever!) and throws in some new characters (Hello, Lillian!) a new scenario and a mystery that is in need of being solved. Tina deals with relationships (sister and romantic), mystery (who killed Lillian's husband and kids and who is after her), forgiveness and grief all wrapped up in a package with one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. Fans of women's fiction should not miss this book!


Tina Ann Forkner writes contemporary fiction that challenges and inspires. She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated with honors from CSU Sacramento before settling in Wyoming. She lives with her husband, their three bright children and their dog and stays busy serving on the Laramie County Library Foundation Board of Directors. She is the author of Ruby Among Us, her debut novel, and Rose House, which recently released from Waterbrook Press/Random House.


A vivid story of a private grief, a secret painting, and one woman’s search for hope

Still mourning the loss of her family in a tragic accident, Lillian Diamon finds herself drawn back to the Rose House, a quiet cottage where four years earlier she had poured out her anguish among its fragrant blossoms.

She returns to the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley in search of something she can’t quite name. But then Lillian stumbles onto an unexpected discovery: displayed in the La Rosaleda Gallery is a painting that captures every detail of her most private moment of misery, from the sorrow etched across her face to the sandals on her feet.

What kind of artist would dare to intrude on such a personal scene, and how did he happen to witness Lillian’s pain? As the mystery surrounding the portrait becomes entangled with the accident that claimed the lives of her husband and children, Lillian is forced to rethink her assumptions about what really happened that day.

A captivating novel rich with detail, Rose House explores how the brushstrokes of pain can illuminate the true beauty of life.

If you would like to read an excerpt from HERE

1 comment:

Tina said...

I just wanted to say thank you so much. What a nice review! I love when people really "get" my books. Thanks for saying such nice things and for spreading the word. Many blessings and happy reading.