Thirty-year-old Celeste Hamilton’s life is at a crossroads: she has just left a disastrous marriage, and her estranged mother has recently died, leaving the family’s rose business in jeopardy. Reluctantly, Celeste returns to the family home, a moated manor house in Suffolk, to help her two younger sisters sort out the estate and revive the business.
Having endured the fallout from her mother’s narcissistic personality disorder when she was younger, Celeste is filled with self-doubt and crippling insecurities. But she must find the strength and courage to take charge and make some tough decisions to keep the old house from falling down around them.
The Rose Girls is an uplifting, tender and romantic story of courage, perseverance and the healing power of family.
What readers are saying:
“A truly uplifting story of romance and roses. I would certainly recommend this to those who love a traditional story with a happy ending!”
“A lovely book to read on a sunny Sunday afternoon sitting in the garden. Very sweetly written.”
“What a wonderful imagination Victoria Connelly has.”
“The characters were interesting, with a believable and pleasing story. I shall be shopping for roses tomorrow.”
“I just had to keep reading and not put it down. Super.”
“2 am and just finished this book – that’s how much I enjoyed it.”
“I really enjoyed every page and didn’t want it to end!! Thoroughly recommended. You could almost smell the roses!”
“It has been a long time since I couldn’t put a book down. The Rose Girls was one of them.”
“This was one book I wish could have gone on forever. I really enjoyed it.”
“Hooked from the first few pages. Great reading.”
“‘The Rose Girls’ is a stunning, charming, captivating read which I really enjoyed. One of my favourite reads of 2015 so far and one I can’t recommend to others enough!” A Spoonful of Happy Endings
“With the themes of hope, love, family, and growth, the three different heroines and their own life journeys, and beautiful descriptions of roses, this is a great choice for your next read.” Austenprose
“This was a charming, gentle read that involves an emotional and difficult topic which was weaved into the storyline with such grace. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend.” Rea Book Review
Publication date: 1 June 2015