The Emerald Necklace

The Emerald Necklace

by Linda Rosen
The Emerald Necklace

The Emerald Necklace

by Linda Rosen


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"Engaging and mysterious, The Emerald Necklace sheds light on that inevitable time when lovers, family, friends and circumstances change and force you to reinvent yourself whether you want to or not." -Rebecca Rosenberg, award-winning Champagne Widows series

Three months after her husband's death in 1969, Rosalee Linoff is determined to jump back into life.

For her, that means returning to her art. She desperately wants to be accepted as a talented sculptor, but that requires she dig up the courage to submit her work again - and be judged. Her paralyzing insecurity mounts when she meets her new neighbor, best-selling author Fran Barish.

Fran has the recognition Rosalee craves. But Rosalee's joy with her children, especially her granddaughter, Jill, eats at Fran, a constant reminder of her childlessness. A spiral of mutual envy ensues. It constantly bubbles below the surface of their friendship and is intensified by Fran's long held secret - and her inexplicable fascination with Jill's emerald necklace.

As Jill starts college, Rosalee worries about the choices her granddaughter might make. But Jill's passion for women's rights makes Grandma proud. Together with Rosalee's friends, they travel to New York City for the Women's Strike for Equality - which further escalates the tension between Rosalee and Fran.

When Jill's convictions are tested, Rosalee faces a dilemma. Does she dare trust Fran to help? Will their mutual jealousy make that impossible? Or will the story behind Jill's emerald bind them together?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685131906
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 05/11/2023
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 709,454
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Linda Rosen lives with her husband in New Jersey, but when the leaves fall and she has to swap sandals for shoes and socks, they're off to their home in Florida. She is the author of The Disharmony of Silence and Sisters of the Vine. Linda is a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association and The Women's National Book Association where she is co-coordinator of their Great Group Reads committee and founder of the South Florida chapter. In addition, she is a founding member of The Author Talk Network and an administrator of the Facebook Group, Bookish Road Trip, and editor of their newsletter, Wanderlust. Follow Linda at
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