Book Title: Finding Rose
Book Author: Julie Ryan
Genre: Contemporary/ Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: August 30th, 2018
Publisher: Self Published
Synopsis: When three sisters, Ginny, Sally and Molly are brought together at their father’s hospital bed, they are forced to confront not only the prospect of a future without him but also the secrets of the past that have kept them apart.
Their father, Eddie Matthews, drugged up on morphine, seems to be rambling but could he in fact be reliving previous lives as a Tudor monk and as a soldier on the Front in WW1? Struggling to speak he reveals that he has a secret and urges his daughters to ‘Find Rose’. Can the sisters put aside their differences to fulfil his last wish?
Finding Rose was a beautiful, heartfelt story about life, love, loss, struggle, and learning to appreciate what’s right in front of you. It had beauty and intrigue, and even a little mystery. It was very emotional and captivating.
I loved getting the story about the three sisters and their struggles with, not only dealing with their father’s sickness and impending passing, but with their own complicated lives and relationships. Each character was unique, interesting, and realistic. I also loved getting the time jumps back to the 1500’s AND the early 1900’s. Those jumps in themselves were quite intriguing, and they were woven in so well with the current time period of the book.
This one was very well done. It was a quick read, but had a lot of sustenance to it. Each detail made the story come to life, and the writing was very vivid and elegant. What I adored the most was the message of the importance of family and sisterhood. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys meaningful contemporary’s with some interesting twists.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for providing me with this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review and as part of the blog tour.
About the Author:
Julie was born and brought up in a mining village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. She graduated with a BA (hons) in French Language and Literature from Hull University. Since then she has lived and worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in France, Greece, Poland and Thailand. She now lives in rural Gloucestershire with her husband, son and a rescue cat. She is so passionate about books that her collection is now threatening to outgrow her house, much to her husband’s annoyance, as she can’t bear to get rid of any! They have been attempting to renovate their home for the last ten years.
She is the author of the Greek Island Mystery series, Jenna’s Journey, Sophia’s Secret and Pandora’s Prophecy, each of which can be read as a standalone. Her latest book, Finding Rose, is a new departure for her as it is set against the backdrop of WW1 and has a strong link to the Tudor Court.
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