Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Forgotten Roses by Deborah Doucette: Spotlight



Rebecca Griffin has everything she ever wanted – or so says her big-hearted Italian American family.  But now her marriage is unraveling and her teenage daughter is hurtling toward a self-destructive calamity. While Rebecca struggles to hang on to her husband and save her daughter, she learns of the mysterious death of a young woman long ago at a local prison and her family’s connection to the girl, Rose.  It is a story that haunts Rebecca. Her search for answers takes Rebecca from the small idyllic New England town where she lives to her big Italian family still residing in the old tight-knit neighborhood in East Boston.  As she tries to dig up the facts of the young girl’s life and violent death, Rebecca’s own buried secrets surface.  She finally gains insight into the choices she’s made, facing the difficult truth about her husband, Drew. The three women, Rebecca, her troubled daughter, Dana, and mysterious figure from the past each unknowingly embark on a collision course one desperate, enchanted autumn night when the way forward comes to light in the most unearthly of places by the most innocent of messengers.
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Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist subsequently writing a non-fiction book, Raising Our Children’s Children: Room In The Heart.  The Forgotten Roses is Doucette’s debut novel.  She is a Blogger for the Huffington Post, an artist, and mother of four.  She lives in a small town west of Boston with her red standard poodle Fiamma (Italian for flame) surrounded by her art and enjoying the comings and goings of her twin grandchildren.   She is currently working on a new novel.

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