Monday, August 24, 2009

Blog Tour and Review: Rose House

Rose House is the story of how Lillian Diamon moves through the grief of losing her husband and children in a car accident to embrace a new life. It is set in the wine country of California. It involves a rose-covered cottage, an artist, a mentally challenged photographer, an estranged sister and a bad guy. Lillian has to both accept and move on from the past. She is aided by the keepers of a bed and breakfast, the aunt and uncle who raised her and her sister after their parents were killed in a fire, and the owner of a winery, which includes a rose-covered cottage that is a monument to her grief.
The book is Christian fiction but on the light end of that spectrum. Going to church is mentioned but we don't get long pages of sermons or prayers on every occassion. Rather, people mention God when it is natural to do so.
I was captivated by the book and really felt for Lillian. Somehow though the bad guy end of this story just didn't seem to fit. I don't quite know how to explain it--there were plenty of clues early on that what ends up happening would happen, it didn't come out of the blue, but I guess I was a lot more interested in who Lillian was and how she dealt with the loss of her family than I was in how her family came to be lost. That's about all I can say without a spoiler. Still, I'd recommend this book.
To learn more about the book, and to read an excerpt, check out the publisher's website.
Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.


  1. Sounds like a good one.... my review pile is shrinking; only 5 at the moment

  2. Love your thoughts about Rose House. Thank you! So glad you liked it.

  3. Your review makes me want to read this one! Rose House sounds like a touching story!



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