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Rose House

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Map of Rose's Mansion

    Result 1: Map and Porch.<p>
    Result 2: Living area.<p>
    Result 3: Kitchen.<p>
    Result 4: Arcade.<p>
    Result 5: My bedroom.<p>
    Result 6: Library.<p>
    Result 7: Trophy and badge room.<p>
    Result 8: Lounge.<p>
    Result 9: Legandary bird room.<p>
    Result 10: Fire room.<p>
    Result 11: Psyhcic room.<p>
    Result 12: Ghost/dark room.<p>
    Result 13: Steel room.<p>
    Result 14: Electric room.<p>
    Result 15: Ground/rock room.<p>
    Result 16: Grass room.<p>
    Result 17: Water room.<p>
    Result 18: Ice room.<p>
    Result 19: Colorless room.<p>
    Result 20: Garden<p>
    Thats all for now!

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Enjoy the ride this book takes you on!

    From the get-go, this book grabs you by the heart and doesn't let go. Part mystery, part romance, and full of suspense, you won't want to put it down! This book keeps you guessing and the surprises never stop.

    Many books by Christian authors such as Ms. Forkner have either lofty or dismal/desperate characters. However, all of the characters in Rose House were ones to whom I could relate and envision in everyday life, like a friend I'd want to invite over for dinner.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

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    Fabulous Read!

    Great follow-up to Ruby Among Us!

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

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    I loved this book!

    Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner

    If you haven't read Rose House you need to rush Barnes and Noble and purchase it. It is really a great book. I read the book in 2 days. It's one of those books that you can't put down.

    Rose House is the 2nd book in the series and well worth the wait. My book club read Ruby Among Us which was Tina's first book in the series. Also a great book!

    The story takes place in a small town known as La Rosaleda which is near the lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley. Lillian finds herself at a beautiful cottage that is covered in roses which is known as the Rose House. She is mourning the loss of her entire family and seems to be drawn to this place.

    Four years later she returns to La Rosaleda and discovers a painting of her in front of the Rose House. She is determined to find out who the mysterious painter is. She never really knew what happened to her family on that fateful day 4 years earlier. There is a mystery to be uncovered. What happened on the day that her family was killed? The only one who truly knows what happened is her sister who disappeared on that fateful day? This is a story about pain, healing and forgiveness.

    I truly loved the characters in the story. Tina made them come alive and feel real to me. I loved the mystery that was wrapped into this story. I especailly loved the ending to this story but you will just have to read it to find out.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

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    Very enjoyble

    Four years ago, Lillian Diamon learns that her husband Robert and their twin daughters Sheyenne and Lee died in an automobile accident. Lillian believes her sister Geena was the cause as she was having an affair with Robert and vanished just after the accident. Five days after burying her family, Lillian traveled to Rose House in La Rosaleda, California. There she sees in an art gallery a painting of Rose House, dubbed Beauty and the Beast Within from an anonymous artist; in front of the stately mansion is Lillian in all her grief.---------------

    In the present Lillian takes time off from the restaurant she works at to travel to Rose House and to learn more about the picture. She has not spoken to Geena since the tragedy as her sister knows she hates her. In La Rosaleda, when she meets artist Truman, she wonders if he painted her picture while he thinks their encounter is a private personal moment like the one he inadvertently intruded on four years ago. Meanwhile Geena desperately tries to reach her to warn her -----------------

    Much of the profound character study story line is a metaphor based on how an individual sees his or her life as a portrait painted by many other people until tragedy pulls away the various masks that hides the inner soul. A spin re the car accident adds excitement to the plot but detracts from the painting concept as if someone exploded bright red onto a soft pastel. Still Lillian is a diamond (with a d) as she is summed up with the family photos at the restaurant in which everyone else have loved ones on display while all she has is ROSE HOUSE.--------------------

    Harriet Klausner

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