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Last week I was delighted to hear that Rowan Coleman had won the Romantic Novelist's Association Epic Romantic Novel category for Dearest Rose. So in celebration of this epic win, this week I've found ten books all about…Rose.
1. Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman – well, of course, we have to start with this one. Rose Pritchard turns up on the doorstep of a B&B with daughter Maddie in tow, in the middle of the night. She needed somewhere to go and the only place she could think of was related to one man and his note written some years earlier. A man called Frasier McCleod.
2. The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson - Tamia Challey has always fought hard and worked hard in life. She married her husband, Scott, against the wishes of her family and was happy. Until the police knock on her door and arrest her husband. The alleged crime is terrible. And the accuser is her best friend.
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3. The Inn at Rose Harbour by Debbie MaComber – Jo Marie Barlow needs a fresh start. When she sees The Rose Harbour Inn in Cedar Cove she knows this is where she'll find peace. Her first guests are previous visitors to Cedar Cove and hope to leave as soon as possible.
4. Drowning Rose by Marika Cobbold – Eliza Cummings is leaving work for the evening when she receives a phone call from Rose's father. Eliza immediately thinks to the time twenty-five years ago when Rose, her best friend, died. Why does he want her to visit him all these years later?
5. Falling for You by Giselle Green – What if you find the love of your life…only to discover he's your enemy? Eighteen year old Rose is sole carer for her disabled father meaning her own dreams for life are fading fast. Lawrence has worked as a paramedic in Sri-Lanka but is called home and becomes a man on the run. Rose and Lawrence's lives are thrown together and they fall in love. But it turns out their families are bitter enemies.
6. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown – Reviewed as an eccentric read we have Rose (Rosalind), Bean (Bianca), and Cordy (Cordelia). AKA, the Weird Sisters. One is sensible, one is glamorous and one is laid back. Living fairly separate lives they are brought back together by their mother's illness.
7. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner – Jennifer Weiner's novel turned movie, Rose Feller is thirty, a lawyer and the sensible one. Her sister Maggie is gorgeous, but not often employed. The sisters have nothing in common, except being sisters and a childhood tragedy that affected them both.
8. Vintage Magic by Sally Anne Morris – Rose Taylor has decided to open up a dress shop near Bath, leaving behind a tattered love life in London. It seems that dresses and the dress shop have magical powers.
9. Rescuing Rose by Isabel Wolff – The Rose in this story is a prickly agony aunt, her marriage is in tatters, the bills are getting larger and she has some weird stalker. Instead of giving out the advice it is now time for Rose to receive some from her friends.
10. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – Victoria Jones's childhood was spent in foster care. She is unable to get close to anyone and uses flowers to communicate. After all, in Victorian times honeysuckle was for devotion, azaleas were passion. And roses were for love.