Rose has a promising future stretching out before her until a cruel twist of fate seizes it. Will she overcome her heartache as she tries to build a new life? Rose returns to the safe haven of Linwood colliery and her warm-hearted family. As she settles into life in the colliery rows, Rose makes an astounding discovery and a long lost family member appears who makes demands on them all..
Chrissie Bradshaw’s emotionally gripping historical reads have a northern Catherine Cookson vibe with a modern attitude. ‘Rose’s Ever After’ follows on from ‘Rose’s Choice’ yet it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel
Read ‘Rose’s Ever After’ to follow the twists and turns of Rose’s eventful life. Will the rugged path ahead, full of challenges, lead her to a new ‘happily ever after’?
It is certainly no secret that I love a good saga, and that is exactly what Rose’s Ever After provides. This is the second book in the Collier Rows series, and in this latest instalment we find ourselves back in Northumberland, in the small coal mining village where Rose and her family live.
Rose is a young Mum now, and is happily married to her childhood sweetheart Danny. Although Rose loves being a mother, she does find herself missing the life she had before, especially spending time with her first love, the animals. When an opportunity arises for Rose to help out at a local farm that provides care for elderly pit horses, Rose eagerly jumps at the chance to return to working with animals she loves, and getting to use the skills she has gained over the years.
In the 1950’s it is frowned upon for mothers to go to work and not be with their children, but Rose is determined to prove that she can have a career that she loves alongside being a good mum to Lily. However this transition is far from smooth sailing, and Rose finds herself fighting against many who oppose her choices in life.
Rose’s story is filled with more than it’s fair share of heartache and hardship, but somewhere along the way a tiny seed of hope is planted and as it begins to grow, Rose realises there is still plenty to look forward to in her life.
I really enjoyed this story, and loved being reacquainted with Rose and her family. As always, Chrissie Bradshaw provides us with a gripping storyline that had you well and truly invested to the very end. The characters are realistic and relatable, and you certainly find yourself developing a deeper connection with them as you learn more about their lives and their struggles along the way. This is a beautiful story that I thoroughly enjoyed, and I look forward to reading future additions to this series.
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About the Author
Chrissie, 2016 winner of the Romantic Novelist’s Association Elizabeth Goudge writing trophy, is a seasoned tea drinker who writes contemporary and historical family sagas.
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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Chrissie Bradshaw for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*