Thursday, May 28, 2009

CFBA presents ROSE HOUSE by Tina Ann Forkner

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Rose House
(Waterbrook Press - May 5, 2009
Tina Ann Forkner


Tina Ann Forkner writes contemporary fiction that challenges and inspires. She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated with honors from CSU Sacramento before settling in Wyoming. She lives with her husband, their three bright children and their dog and stays busy serving on the Laramie County Library Foundation Board of Directors. She is the author of Ruby Among Us, her debut novel, and Rose House, which recently released from Waterbrook Press/Random House.


A vivid story of a private grief, a secret painting, and one woman’s search for hope

Still mourning the loss of her family in a tragic accident, Lillian Diamon finds herself drawn back to the Rose House, a quiet cottage where four years earlier she had poured out her anguish among its fragrant blossoms.

She returns to the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley in search of something she can’t quite name. But then Lillian stumbles onto an unexpected discovery: displayed in the La Rosaleda Gallery is a painting that captures every detail of her most private moment of misery, from the sorrow etched across her face to the sandals on her feet.

What kind of artist would dare to intrude on such a personal scene, and how did he happen to witness Lillian’s pain? As the mystery surrounding the portrait becomes entangled with the accident that claimed the lives of her husband and children, Lillian is forced to rethink her assumptions about what really happened that day.

A captivating novel rich with detail, Rose House explores how the brushstrokes of pain can illuminate the true beauty of life.

If you would like to read an excerpt from HERE


If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of Rose House, just leave a reply to this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random on June 3rd. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from trolling for your email, please use this format with the brackets--you [at] yourmail [dot] com--or something similar.) Good luck!


Delia Latham said...

Ooooooh, Rose House sounds like a great read! I'd love to win it. I'm also looking forward to actually meeting Tina Ann Forkner in Tulsa in mid-June. Yaaay!

windycindy said...

I adore the vintage look of the Rose book cover! The story line of the elderly woman, the painting and the man sound fabulous. Please count me in! Many thanks, Cindi

Linda said...

A mystery wrapped up in a painting and a great romance, albeit tragic, sounds like a great novel. Please add me into the drawing. Thank you.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

adge said...

I've seen this book everywhere. Please enter me, thanks.


Anonymous said...

The covers of her books are captivating enough, all the reviews I read of her two books demand them to be read! I'd love a chance to win!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

traveler said...

Rose House looks so appealing and lovely. What a delightful and unique book. Thanks for this feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

anne said...

What a wonderful novel Rose House is and I find it enthralling. Thanks for this beautiful story.

Sandee61 said...

I read Ruby Among Us and enjoyed it very much. I'd love to read Rose House, please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you! Beautiful cover too.



Jo said...

I love the cover of this book and it sounds like such a great read. I really would love to win a copy of the book.


Debra said...

Rose House sounds like a great book to read, and the book cover is awesome! Please enter me into the drawing.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Hi, Jennifer! Please enter me into the drawing! Thanks!

Becky C. said...

I read Tina's previous book, "Ruby Among Us", and loved it. This one sounds just as wonderful, and I too, love the cover.

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.


pearl said...

Rose House looks absolutely special. The cover is so attractive and I enjoyed learning about the story.

ruth said...

I am very interested in reading this novel, Rose House. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Thank for stopping by, Ladies! The winner of Rose House is... adge!

Be blessed, and hope to see you all again soon :+}