"Rose is an unusually skillful storyteller. Her polished prose and intricate plot will grip even the most skeptical reader. " The Washington Post
The Jeweler of Stolen DreamsSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Paperback - Blue Box Press (ISBN: 978-1957568270)
A captivating tale of two passionate women separated by decades but united by a shared vision. One, the famous jeweler Suzanne Belperron, fighting to protect her company and rescue the man she loves. The other, a young auctioneer whose exceptional gifts reveal a secret that endangers her very life.
The Last TiaraSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Paperback - Blue Box Press (ISBN: 978-1952457050)
"Romantic and vivid, with an interesting cast of characters, fascinating historical detail (especially about the top-secret project during WWII), just a hint of magic realism, and an intricately woven plot, The Last Tiara is delightfully engrossing." Historical Novel Society
"Engrossing...chronicles a New York City architectís quest to unravel the mystery behind a tiara she finds hidden in a wall of her late motherís Manhattan apartment in 1948. A wonderfully twisty plot that keeps the reader wanting to know more. Fans of Russian history and art will find much to appreciate in this winning story." Publishers Weekly
"Filled with strong female characters, striking plot twists, and heartrending romance, The Last Tiara is historical fiction as its very best. I highly recommend it." Fiona Davis, New York Times-bestselling author author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue
Told in alternating points of view, the stories of the two young women unfurl as each struggles to find their way during two separate wars. In 1915, young Sofiya Petrovitch, favorite of the royal household and best friend of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, tends to wounded soldiers in a makeshift hospital within the grounds of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg and finds the love of her life. In 1948 New York, Isobelle Moon works to break through the rampant sexism of the age as one of very few women working in a male-dominated profession and discovers far more about love and family than she ever hoped for.
Cartier's HopeSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Hardcover - Atria (ISBN: 978-1501173639)
"Rose transports readers back in time to a world where the pursuit of power supersedes all aspects of what is right. Vera is a woman who is ahead of her time in her efforts to obtain equal rights and respect for all women. The mix of history with compelling characters both real and fictional is the true priceless treasure in this beautifully written novel." Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
"Rose's latest stand-alone is a Gilded Age gem highlighting social injustices and an ahead-of-her-time woman's resolve to make a difference. Rose's elegant narrative and timely dialog express her characters' humanity and inhumanities, while her research and attention to every detail occasionally make it difficult to separate facts from fiction. A must-read for lovers of atmospheric historical fiction." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Rose's newest title is complex and compelling, with many threads of history, plot, and character that weave together into a bold, satisfying tapestry. Along the way, she touches on issues society still faces: power, privilege, anti-Semitism, women's sexual, social, and professional rights, and the never-ending struggle for tolerance and equality. Smart, fierce, lovely, and intricate." Kirkus (Starred Review)
New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day but most women reporters are still delegated to the fashion and lifestyle pages. But Vera Garland is set on making her mark in a man's world of serious journalism.
Shortly after the world-famous Hope Diamond is acquired for a record sum, Vera begins investigating rumors about schemes by its new owner, jeweler Pierre Cartier, to manipulate its value. Vera is determined to find the truth behind the notorious diamond and its legendary curseseven better when the expose puts her in the same orbit as a magazine publisher whose blackmailing schemes led to the death of her beloved father.
Appealing to a young Russian jeweler for help, Vera is unprepared when she begins falling in love with him...and even more unprepared when she gets caught up in his deceptions and finds herself at risk of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve.
Set against the backdrop of New York's glitter and grit, of ruthless men and the atrocities they commit in the pursuit of power, this enthralling historical novel explores our very human needs for love, retributionand to pursue one's destiny, regardless of the cost.
Tiffany BluesSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Hardcover - Atria (ISBN: 978-1501173592)
"A lush, romantic historical mystery with a unique setting. Tiffany Blues explores an interesting lost bit of American history and gives us a heroine to root for." Kristin Hannah, NYT bestselling author of The Nightingale
"A fascinating novel about a young, struggling artist mentored by the celebrated jeweler and stained-glass creator Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany Blues brings together an enchanting glimpse of Jazz Age New York and an inspired fictional story about Jenny Bell and the terrible secret she's hiding." Christina Baker Kline, #1 NYT bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the WorldTwenty-four-year-old Jenny Bell is one of a dozen burgeoning artists invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany's prestigious artists' colony. Gifted and determined, Jenny vows to avoid distractions and romantic entanglements and take full advantage of the many wonders to be found at Laurelton Hall.
Jenny pushes her demons aside. But between stolen kisses and stolen jewels the champagne flows and the jazz plays on until one moonless night when Jenny's past and present are thrown together in a desperate moment that will threaten her promising future, her love, her friendships, and her very life. Read more...