I really like Rose Dee's books. I've read two so far, both of them in the Resolution series.
Rose does not shy away from gritty situations, terrible legacies, or realistic reactions. Her characters sometimes hit rock bottom before they ever look up, and I think that's why they seem to grow so authentically.
In A New Resolution, Anika is a woman scarred by betrayal in her past... betrayal over and over, neglect and abuse.
All she wants or hopes for herself is to be in the best mother possible for her own son Kye, and she's convinced that she cannot even do that right.
In Ani's mind, this out-of-wedlock child proves that she is a repeat of her mother, and her son doesn't deserve that anymore than she did.
How is one girl like herself going to give a good life to a precious child?
So go to Resolution Island in Australian, and meet Ani and Kye. Now add a man who hasn't lived the best life up to this point, yet who is beginning to change. Nate in his former life is exactly what Ani doesn't need, but with his heart growing soft, could he be a blessing in disguise?
Now it's time we encounter a mystery, one that adds danger and murder.
This book will make a great summer read.
Thank you to Nora and Fred St. Laurent at Bookfun.org for my review copy!
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, 'Back to Resolution'.
Rose, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, is inspired by the love of her coastal home and desire to produce exciting and contemporary stories of faith for women.
Beyond Resolution, and A New Resolution are the second and third books in the 'Resolution' series.
Rose’s debut novel 'Back to Resolution' won Bookseller’s Choice at the Caleb Awards 2012.
She has also released 'The Greenfield Legacy', a collaborative novel, written in conjunction with three other outstanding Australian authors.
Rose resides in Mackay, North Queensland with her husband, young son, and mischievous pup, Noodle.