In this mystical yet earthy fairytale for grown-ups, Rose encounters a hopeful Nixie (who has been waiting for her for over five hundred years), some helpful doves, a scornful raven and a handsome seer, whom together assist Rose in her quest. But what family secrets will they reveal to Rose – and is it too late to save Granny Angel? Written in memory of the author’s aunt, who succumbed to breast cancer after a brave fight, The Tale of Rose is a beautiful story of love, roots, family ties and self-actualisation.
Rosetta Kivi works in the literary field, and is also co-author of a novel called Bosses from Hell. She has written many business articles for newspapers and has been involved as a ghost writer on children’s novels. The Tale of Rose is her first solo novel.
Kivi said: “I started to write this tale two years ago, inspired by my aunt and also by the stories I was told as a child. I feel children’s tales have much to teach adults, which is why I have adapted a fairytale format into a story which people of all ages can enjoy.”
Readers from around the world who have been following the story online on Kivi’s blog have been delighted with her story-telling:
“I absolutely love the story so far. It touched my heart when I read the dedication to your young aunt. I am waiting with baited breath for the next 'verse' and I will be sharing it with my beautiful step-daughter when she comes of age. Thank you for the Tale of Rose.” Sarah
“The Tale of Rose is a fantastic story. And it’s full of wisdom!” Mari
“Thank you for the beautifully written story.” Johanna
The English translation is by Lola Rogers.
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