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Finding Rose

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When three sisters, Ginny, Sally and Molly are brought together at their father’s hospital bed, they are forced to confront not only the prospect of a future without him but also the secrets of the past that have kept them apart.
Their father, Eddie Matthews, drugged up on morphine, seems to be rambling but could he in fact be reliving previous lives as a Tudor monk and as
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Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I have been quite amaze at all the amazing books I have been reading, and every one of them had a different tone in the writing style, a creative plot and theme of the storyline, an amazing flow that took me on different adventures each time. This book was another one of those books that made me happy I got to read it, because it surprised me.

After reading the blurb I knew I was going on an adventure with the three sisters, trying to discover with them the answers behind the mysteries and follow
Darque  Dreamer
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finding Rose was a beautiful, heartfelt story about life, love, loss, struggle, and learning to appreciate what’s right in front of you. It had beauty and intrigue, and even a little mystery. It was very emotional and captivating.

I loved getting the story about the three sisters and their struggles with, not only dealing with their father’s sickness and impending passing, but with their own complicated lives and relationships. Each character was unique, interesting, and realistic. I also loved g
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I’m always a total pushover for a book with a couple of timelines, but I was particularly spoilt with this one because there are three! I particularly liked the present day story, three sisters at their dying father’s bedside, the issues of their pasts not forgotten, their day-to-day lives so very different and so well described. Their father’s words – initially thought to be drug-induced nonsense, but his instruction to “find Rose” totally clear – begins a search that changes lives, with an unu ...more
The emotional story of three sisters, Ginny, Sally and Molly.  Their dad is dying, and he doesn’t have much time.  The sisters haven’t really got on in the past few years, but they are now forced to spend time together while they sit and wait.  They also all have their own personal issues going on and they find that these and being back together is causing a bigger strain on their relationships.  Whilst waiting, their father tells them to ‘find Rose’.  Assuming it to be morphine-induced rambling ...more
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m always filled with a little trepidation when I enter a time-slip book but I couldn’t resist the cover of this one, just look at that beautiful hair. So I figured if one of the characters looked like that then there must be some hope. Who says covers don’t work!?

Spread across a wide time era this is a book with substance and will keep the reader engrossed throughout. Even the Tudor period which I wasn’t particularly looking forward to managed to capture my imagination.

Present day sister’s ha
Mary Wood
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I so enjoyed this book. My title says it all. FINDING ROSE is intriguing and enthralling from the first to the last page.

This is three books in one as Julie effortlessly takes you into the lives of three families of three centuries - the 1500's - the 1900's and the present day. And in each you have a real sense of the era.

Each family has a gripping story -

Mary, Rose and a mystery monk of the 1500's

Mathew and Rose of the First World War

And the dying
Laura Reading
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Told from various viewpoints and over several different time periods, this is a wonderful tangled tale about a family mystery. The present day viewpoint centers around three sisters sadly awaiting the passing of their father. Life has taken each of them down different paths but present moment's events cause them to spend time in each other's company.
Told with great compassion and emotional turmoil, this story will draw you in, each time period having its own appeal.
Elements that connect the ti
Hannelore Cheney
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the eARC.
An immensely good read, FINDING ROSE takes place in three timelines: the 1500's, WWI and today. Three sisters attend their father at his deathbed, where his last words are: 'find Rose'.
As they embark on research trying to solve this puzzle, they end up finding answers that are remarkable, changing their lives in wonderful ways.
Was their father a monk in Tudor 's England and a soldier during WWI? And who is or was Rose? The answers will irrevocab
Jenny O'Brien
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book. A tale of three sisters drawn into a tale of intrigue and romance by the confused garbles of their dying father’s bedside. Is it truth or lies? A multi-layered time slip tale that is beautifully written. As a reader I like a good plot. As an author I admire and appreciate great writing in others. This book has both. Well done, Julie.
beverley ann
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
sisters Ginny,Sally and Molly, at their fathers bedside he's asking to find rose. this book has it all. i especially enjoyed the ww1 story in this book, it goes back and forth finding out different things and all that happened in the past. i actually found myself just saying just one more chapter,a well written book by this author that i would thoughly recommend. I LOVED IT
J.B (Debbie)
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I must admit to being a bit confused when I first read the blurb to this. And then, I became fascinated by the entire concept of someone living a past life. I'm really glad I gave this book a chance because I did enjoy it. The three sisters in the book do not have a great relationship. But, being brought together around their father's death bed almost forces them to confront the issues that brought them to this point in their lives. Three very different people, each with their own issues, unifi ...more
Nicola Smith
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Is it bad that the first thing that drew me to this book was the cover image? I'm seriously coveting that hair! But a very close second was the blurb which intrigued me so much. I thought the idea of a man on his deathbed, possibly reliving his lives as a Tudor monk and as a WW1 soldier, sounded fascinating.

We have three sisters, Ginny, Sally, Molly. There are the usual sibling dynamics, with Ginny, as the eldest, being quite dominant. Molly, the youngest is fairly submissive, whilst Sally, as t
Caroline Venables
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book told from many points of view.  The story follows three sisters and how they cope with the impending death of their father.  No longer close they all think their own lives, are not as good as those of the other siblings.  It takes this family tragedy for them to realise that they all have their secrets.
Interwoven with this story, are two others.  One is that of a monk in 1539 who survives his monastery being burnt down.  He is left with nothing but a ring.  The other
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The possibility of the novel involving past lives caught my eye. It is a topic I am intrigued by so I was eager to read when I was offered an advanced copy by Rachel's Random Resources. I was not disappointed. From the beginning I was drawn into the all the three stories – the present with the sisters coping with their father’s declining health and their complex relationships, the lives of those in 16th century and the horrors of World War One – making me read chapter after chapter. I cared for ...more
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think the premise of this book was OK, but I don't think it was well executed. The "is he reliving past lives" question was never resolved, or if it was I totally missed it.
Unfortunately the poor spelling, lack of punctuation, completely wrong words, poor grammar and the changing between American and British spelling was a big distraction. If spellcheck is going to be used then it still needs proofreading. More than once the words "from" and "form" were mixed up. "Vigorous" is not spelled "vi
Emris Lindsay
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
A heartfelt story, as Siblings do bed vigil at their father’s bedside as they watched him succumb to the fatal disease that took him away. I, find the flashbacks to the past a bit too much, I got lost in between at times. This was a rather interesting and puzzling tale, with a hidden secret that ended up to be a great surprise for the girls.
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Julie Ryan was born in a small mining village in South Yorkshire. Not venturing too far from home, she studied French Language and Literature at Hull University, where she also trained as a teacher. Then the wanderlust kicked in and she lived and worked in France, Poland, Thailand and Greece. This broadening of the mind has had an enormous impact on her writing. She now lives in rural Gloucestersh ...more
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