The memory of their recently departed mother presides over them—an authoritative and cruel woman suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. And yet with time the force of sisterhood is in full display as they find strength and bond through the love they share for the place.
I love the fact that the author’s passion for roses—she has over thirty rosebushes in her garden—and her meticulous research have inspired this novel. The beauty of roses permeates the narrative to a point where they are so vividly described you can almost smell and feel them.
The Rose Girls is at once warm, poignant and uplifting. It’s the perfect novel to curl up with.
- Emilie Marneur, Editor