Thursday, August 27, 2009

Book Spotlight: Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner

Today's the last post I'll be doing for the Back to School Fiction Blog Tour. I hope you've found something these week to whet your whistle, as well as got you interested in getting one of these books for yourself. :o) Today's feature is Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner.

About the book:

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.

My thoughts:

Well, first of all, let me just say that the cover of this book is absolutely stunning! Ruby Among Us, Tina's first novel, had an equally stunning cover. I haven't gotten to read this one yet (it's next up in the TBR pile), but I'm very eager to get started on it. I have read multiple reviews that have praised this book, and I'm just itching to start turning the pages. Be watching for my review very soon! :o)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christy,

    This book is in my TBR piles ~ it sounds like a very interesting read. It's completely different from my normal reading preference, which is contemporary or historical romance.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    ~ Lori

    PS - Thanks for the friend invite on Shelfari! We like a lot of the same authors. :)


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