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The Forgotten Roses
     

The Forgotten Roses

by Deborah Doucette
 

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Rebecca Griffin has everything she could ever want – or so says her big-hearted, opinionated Italian-American family. But now her marriage is unraveling and her teenage daughter is hurtling toward self-destruction. While Rebecca struggles to hang onto her husband and save her daughter, she learns of the mysterious death of a young woman long ago at a local

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Rebecca Griffin has everything she could ever want – or so says her big-hearted, opinionated Italian-American family. But now her marriage is unraveling and her teenage daughter is hurtling toward self-destruction. While Rebecca struggles to hang onto her husband and save her daughter, she learns of the mysterious death of a young woman long ago at a local prison. As Rebecca’s mother, Eva, reveals their family’s connection to the girl, Rebecca is drawn into the story – it haunts her. A search for answers takes Rebecca from her small idyllic New England town, to the congested streets of East Boston and the tight-knit Italian neighborhood where most of her family still resides. As she tries to dig up the facts of the young girl’s life and violent death, the puzzle pieces in Rebecca’s life begin to take shape and she faces the difficult truth about her husband, Drew. Rebecca, her troubled daughter, Dana, and an enigmatic figure from the past, unknowingly embark on a collision course one desperate autumn night when the answers they seek come to light in the most forgotten of places from the most innocent of messengers.

Editorial Reviews

Book Jacket - C. Anthony Martignetti
Let Doucette capture and pull you in with her words, so that she can frighten, amuse and mystify you with her droll inner dialog, excellent descriptive capacity and wise-cracking mind. A mystery. A treat. A great read.”

─C. Anthony Martignetti, Author of Beloved Demons and Lunatic Heroes
Book Jacket - Kim Triedman
“In The Forgotten Roses, Deborah Doucette spins a harrowing tale of three women and their shared journey into an entangled and deeply disturbing past. Doucette is a fresh new voice, and her lush, lyrical prose stays with you long after you’ve read the last line.”

Kim Triedman, Author of The Other Room and Plum(b)
Book Jacket - Barbara Walsh
“The Forgotten Roses is a mesmerizing story that pulls readers into the lives of three women drawn together by a young woman's mysterious and tragic death. Deborah Doucette's novel is beautifully written with characters that are rich, complex and memorable. A spell-binding novel.”

─Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Barbara Walsh, author of August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148194439
Publisher:
Owl Canyon Press
Publication date:
02/21/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,127,578
File size:
636 KB

Meet the Author

Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist, subsequently writing a non-fiction book, Raising Our Children’s Children, slated for re-release in 2014. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post, an artist, and mother of four. She lives in a small town west of Boston with her red standard poodle Fiamma (Italian for flame) surrounded by her art and enjoying the comings and goings of her twin grandchildren. She is currently working on a new novel.

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