Rose Dee – Beyond Resolution

From the Back Cover:

Samara lives a life filled with fear. After being discarded and beaten by her drug dealing boyfriend, she takes one easy out after another. Her choices led her down the road of self-destruction, into the degrading world of stripping and a life spent looking over her shoulder. Until an encounter with a stranger on a Kings Cross Street provides the catalyst for a life changing event that leads her back home.

Resolution is the last place in the world Jed wants to be. One drastic decision has led him to the Island resort and back into strained contact with his brother, Flynn. When the one person he despises with a passion appears in the flesh, Jed must search his heart for a way to conquer the feelings he still harbours.

From the bright lights of Sydney to the blue waters of Resolution Island, Beyond Resolution is a story that provides a window into the joy of forgiveness, trust and peace.

Amanda’s Review:

Sometimes, it is our mistakes that drive us toward the loving embrace of God. That is what I took away from the second instalment of the Resolution Series. Once again Rose Dee kept me enthralled throughout as I turned the pages, always wondering what would happen next. More than just a romance, this story had a little mystery and suspense added to give it that something special that I really enjoy.

And again Rose brings the environment to life, from the streets of Sydney to the North Queensland coast, you feel like you’re right there with the characters. I recommend this novel to all lovers of contemporary romance. I look forward to the third novel in this series.

About the Author:

Rose Dee was born in Ingham, North Queensland, Australia. Her childhood experiences growing up in a small beach community would later provide inspiration for her first novel. Rose, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, decided to try her hand at writing two years ago. The result of that attempt is her first published novel, Back to Resolution. The novel is a culmination of years spent living and loving the tropical paradise in which she lives.

Rose is currently finalising work on her latest release, which is the third in the Resolution series. A New Resolution is scheduled for release in October 2012. Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband, young son, and mischievous pup, Noodle.

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A Chance to Daydream

Who would like a holiday in a tropical paradise? Perhaps I should rephrase that — who wouldn’t?!

Fellow author, Rose Dee, has just released her second novel, Beyond Resolution, the second in her Resolution Series. To celebrate she has teamed together with Daydream Island Resort and Spa and Koorong Bookstores, to bring an awesome promotion with a chance to win two nights accommodation plus a few extras.

All you need to do to go in the draw is buy her new novel, or one of the other Australian books listed. It’s that easy. And with Mother’s Day coming up, now is the perfect time to purchase them. If you don’t want to read these novels for yourself, chances are you know someone who does.

Let’s get on board and support our Aussie authors through this exciting opportunity, by sharing the news around as well as getting hold of these great books.

For more information, go to: http://www.koorong.com/estore/rosedee.html

Rose Dee – Insight

Rather than offer Rose Dee a standard interview, I asked her to share part of her life with us – either a story about how she met her partner, a story about how she became a Christian, or a story of heritage from her family’s past. Rose offered an interesting story about her grandfather. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

What might have been …

I was recently reminded of this interesting anecdote from my family history. It is the story of the friendship between my grandfather (Gerald Venables) and Sir Arthur Fadden (who was the Prime Minister briefly in 1941). The story goes like this:

Arty wanted my grandfather to go into politics. According to all accounts, this was a very appealing prospect to Gerry Venables. He was an entrepreneurial business man, and the thought of national service appealed to his learned mind. Arty offered him a ‘sure’ seat in New South Wales. Gerry was thrilled. However, he had one stumbling block. His wife Nellie was determined not to go. With seven children to raise, she refused to pack up her life and trek south. Gerry’s dreams of political service were squashed in one foul, female swoop. Instead his legacy lies in the family he reared in Ingham, North Queensland.

This story made me think a lot about history. All the technicalities, dates of births, deaths, and marriages don’t come down to specific happenings; they all come down to people. I am very pleased that my grandmother was determined to thwart my grandfather’s plans. Chances are I may not be here if she hadn’t. But it reminded me that it is people, their lives, and the decisions they made that make up history. Not a timeline of dates and specifics from textbooks and family trees.

That’s why I love reading historic novels. The best ones aren’t about historic events, but about people and the lives they led. Okay, so I write contemporary fiction, but I do love a good historic novel as well. Please support our Aussie historic writers. They do a great job of converting these known events into engaging tales of lives, loves, and losses.

Thanks Rose, for sharing this story with us. Rose’s next release, another in the Resolution series, is due for release in April this year. Keep an eye out for it! For now, here is the back cover blurb:

Samara lives a life filled with fear. After being discarded and beaten by her trouble making boyfriend, she takes one easy out after another. Her choices lead her down the road of self-destruction, into the degrading world of stripping and a life spent looking over her shoulder. Until an encounter with a stranger on a Kings Cross Street provides the catalyst for a life changing event that leads her back home.

Resolution is the last place in the world Jed wants to be. One drastic decision has led him to the Island resort and back into strained contact with his brother, Flynn.

From the bright lights of Sydney to the blue waters of Resolution Island, Beyond Resolution is a story that provides a window into the joy of forgiveness, trust and peace.