Her Name Is Rose by Christine Breen
Thanks to Sarah Schoof of St. Martin’s Press, I am giving away one print copy of Her Name Is Rose by Christine Breen.
Description of Her Name Is Rose by Christine Breen
When Irish gardener Iris Bowen could not conceive a child, she turned to an Irish adoption agency. There she found a young American exchange student who wanted the best for her infant daughter, but had one request: that the child be named Rose. Now, Rose has grown and is stepping out on her own at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Although a gifted violinist, she questions her talent as she struggles to meet the impossible demands of her brilliant but harsh teacher. Meanwhile, Iris has yet to fulfill her late husband’s last request that she find Rose’s birth mother, so that if anything happened to Iris, Rose would not be left alone in the world. However, when Iris receives some worrisome results on a breast scan, her husband’s words become hauntingly urgent. Without telling her daughter, she embarks on a voyage to find Rose’s birth mother with surprising results.
Praise Her Name Is Rose by Christine Breen
“In this emotional debut, Breen creates a poignant tale of love and loss between an adoptive mother and daughter as secrets come to light…Breen’s characters immediately invite the reader to go on a heartwrenching journey that’s enhanced by her skillful plotting and authentic, lyrical descriptions of the Emerald Isle. A moving first novel.” -starred Publishers Weekly
“Making her debut, Breen has created a warmhearted and poignant story…[a] witty story of family, acceptance, and the power of belonging.”-Booklist
“A lyrical debut with characters who live and breathe and teach each other how to love.” – Christina Baker Kline author of Orphan Train
About Christine Breen
CHRISTINE BREEN was born in New York and educated in Boston and Dublin, where she received an MA in Irish Literature. She is an artist, homeopath, and garden designer whose columns on travel, gardening and health have appeared in newspapers and magazines in Ireland and America.
She currently lives in Kiltumper, Ireland with her husband, the novelist Niall Williams, in the cottage where her grandfather was born. HER NAME IS ROSE is her first novel.
Giveaway Her Name Is Rose by Christine Breen
This giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S. only and ends on August 19, 2016 midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.