NOW AVAILABLE: Updated version, renamed AUTUMN ROSE, in
"We should all have a Rosie in
our life. Once I started reading [this book], I couldn't put it down. "
"...the riveting story of Taylor
Thomas and her journey from emotional defeat to a profound sense of personal
joy.... When Taylor finds herself embroiled with the consequences of bad
decisions and family members with problems even greater than her own, she
becomes involved with 79 year old Rosie MacIntosh. The two women form a
friendship to help Carolyn (a middle-aged woman debilitated by disease and
depression) and in the process Taylor learns invaluable lessons of compassion,
wisdom, and love. Very highly recommended reading, this is a superbly crafted
novel from first page to last!" -- Midwest Book Review about Taking
Rosie's Arm, April 2002.
Autumn Rose, the updated, new edition of Taking Rosie's
Arm, as refreshing as a---rose. A new blossom is always enlightening.
However, the last rose of summer can prepare the heart for a long winter.
Taylor Thomas has
fallen behind on her plans. Her eye on the future has been thwarted by
unplanned and self-chosen obstacles that block her path. Shes short on
confidence and doesnt always make the wisest decisions.
As a nurses
aide with a flexible schedule, Taylor can just pay her bills. That is, until an
elderly client informs Taylor she needs to keep her commitments or risk losing
her job. The client, Rosie MacIntosh, lectures but pays well enough for young
Taylor to complete college courses that may lead to a better life. Rosies
subtle demands, though, come with ulterior motives and if Taylor doesnt
see the light, the path may be unsteady for both of them. Fifty years separate
the two women but the need for family and unconditional love brings them closer
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For followers of
Rosie MacIntosh who have wondered how Rosie, her husband, and Allen formed a
family -- look for Hand in Hand, a Rosie prequel, coming in a few
Rosie MacIntosh doesnt have
everything but she has the perfect husband. The fact theyve been
childless has weighed heavy on her mind but when they learn Patrick has a
serious illness, shes relieved. She will focus entirely on his needs
until a solution is found for the problem. Difficulties mount and the diagnosis
is worse than expected. At the same time, a twelve-year-old nephew becomes
homeless. Rosies not in any frame of mind to rescue the unruly boy,but
Patrick has other ideas about managing Allens care.