Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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 Rose House, go HERE

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Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Amy at Peek a boo ICU
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lisa at Musings
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at Bibliophile's Retreat
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
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Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nicole at Into The Fire
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ryan at loves to read
Sally at Welcome To Sally Bradley.com
Stormi at Mystery, Suspense, And God, Oh My!
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at New Every Morning
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April Erwin said...

Mine posts at midnight.

Nicole said...


Tarasview said...


Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

L. Diane Wolfe said...


L. Diane Wolfe

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted - REVIEW to follow

Kim said...

my review is up! GREAT, GREAT, GREAT story!!!

Window To My World

Andi said...

Posted and pinged.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review and pinged

loves to read said...

posted with review.

Jim Thompson said...


Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

scheduled to post

Amy Wallace said...

posted and pinged

Sally Bradley said...

My review is up.

Pepper Basham said...


carla stewart said...

Posted and Pinged. Also have a review of this enchanting novel.

Deborah said...

mine's up

Rel said...

Up down under with review :)

Lynetta said...

Mine's posted

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with giveaway


Pam said...

Posted. Almost forgot this one - sorry.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

Ausjenny said...

posted with review

Janna said...

Posted with review!

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Sunny said...


CeeCee said...


Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a review.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up

Jasmine said...


Michelle K said...

I posted!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted with brief comments- Elsa loved it- I am looking forward to delving into this one!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I'm up - looks like I'm technically 10 minutes late for my time zone :O!

ForstRose said...

I apologize for being late with my post but it is now up and a review will be coming as soon as I have the time to write it up.

I was in the midst of moving over the past two weeks and have sorely neglected the blogging arena in that time frame.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted, and interviewed the author.



Nora St. Laurent said...

Also posted interview with author.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

This is an older one, but after posting the tour I always like to follow up with a full review, even if it has been a while!

Here it is up on my blog:


I also posted it to Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca, Bookmooch, Librarything, Facebook, and I hope to post it to CBD.com once my dial-up cooperates!