The Rose Girls by Victoria Connelly

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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.


About Victoria Connelly

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Victoria Connelly studied English literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in North Yorkshire, and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband and a family of rescued animals. She has had ten romantic comedies published around the world as well as books across many genres including novels, novellas, short story collections, children?s adventures and autobiography. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a movie in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the RNA?s Romantic Comedy award. Ms Connelly loves books, films, gardening, walking, historic buildings and animals?especially ex-battery hens. She is also passionate about roses, and her home is surrounded by more than 30 different varieties of rose bush. Her website is, and readers can follow her on Twitter @VictoriaDarcy.
Published June 1, 2015 by Lake Union Publishing. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction