Jan 29, 2013

Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB; choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify author and title for readers. 

First Chapter,  First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

My teaser this week is from Dearest Rose by Rowan Coleman
Published September 22, 2012 by Arrow Books

Genre: contemporary British fiction





Dearest Rose, Our meeting, though brief, has stayed with me and I wanted to write and thank you for your  hospitality when I came to see you a few days ago. You didn't have to be so kind to a stranger turning up, unannounced, but you were and I am so grateful. Although you were not able to help me find the painting, everything you told me about your father was both fascinating and heartbreaking. Why is it, I wonder, that artists are so often capable of creating such beauty whilst doing such harm to themselves and others? I hope that one day you will perhaps be able to reconcile with him and find the answers to all of our questions.
Publisher's description: When Rose Pritchard turns up on the doorstep of a Cumbrian B&B it is her last resort. She and her seven-year-old daughter Maddie have left everything behind. And they have come to the village of Millthwaite in search of the person who once offered Rose hope.

Almost immediately Rose wonders if she's made a terrible mistake - if she's chasing a dream - but she knows in her heart that she cannot go back. She's been given a second chance - at life, and love - but will she have the courage to take it?

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

20 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I would! I love this author...I didn't know about this newest book. Thanks for sharing..it's going on my list.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Carol said...

Sounds interesting, based on that teaser. I wonder about the painting and why she is looking for it.

Kathy Martin said...

It does sound interesting. I hope she finds what she is looking for. Happy reading!

Brian Joseph said...

I like the thoughts concerningartists creating beauty but doing harm in the world. It is often true and has a much literary potential.

JoAnn said...

A very interesting opening that leaves me with quite a few questions... I'd keep reading. Hope you are enjoying the book.

Elaine Smith said...

Cumbrian B&B? I don't think I've read enough books set in the Lakes. This was a great teaser.

Heather said...

Am not familiar with this author but the teaser and description definitely have me intrigued. Thanks for visiting!

Sim said...

What an intriguing beginning. I was quite taken with the notion that artists create such beauty while hurting themselves. While I think that's true it occurs to me that every fine artist I've met seems quite healthy and happy while almost every writer I know is a bundle of angst.

Alice Audrey said...

Hopefully the beauty outweighs the harm.

Nise' said...

I would keep reading!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like the kind of book I love. Great teaser.
My Teaser is from CONFESSIONS OF A PREDATORY LENDER.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

Great teaser and opening. I would definitely keep reading this one, though I'm not familiar with this author. I'm intrigued!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Yes, I like that intro and would keep reading -- Thanks for joining in - I appreciate it.

Yvonne said...

Really great teaser! Enjoy!

Margot said...

I'm not crazy about the introduction but I really like the publisher's description. I love reading these kinds of books.

Beth Starr said...

Interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by.

booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

Keep reading!

smellincoffee said...

It seems all the great artists lead unstable lives -- perhaps inner chaos is the key to produce great works?

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Oh, this sounds really good! I haven't heard of Dearest Rose or its author before!

Cathy De Los Santos said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I always like when there's letters within the books. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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