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The House of Roses
by Holden Robinson   

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Category: 

Romance

Publisher:  Black Rose Writing Type: 
Pages: 

367

Copyright:  July 22, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781935605522
Fiction

A "real fiction" drama of love, loss and intrigue, which explores the dynamic of family, the weight of grief, the freedom of the truth, and the incredible bond of true love - and porn!

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Black Rose Writing
Holden Robinson

Novelist, Caitlin Goodrich and AIDS Pediatrician, Colin Thomas have ended their four year love affair.  As their days apart stretch into months, their regret grows proportionately to the size of Caitlin's abdomen.  Colin has left more than a broken heart. 

In the early hours of single-motherhood, Caitlin learns she has been betrayed by the one woman who vowed to care for her.  In New Hope, Pennsylvania, where the secrets began, and the lies are encased in the walls of the historic landmarks, the truth will be revealed. 

Dr. Colin Thomas has led a life of orderly chaos.  This well-made plan begins to unravel when he is asked a question that will change his life.  He begins to see living and dying in a way he never has. 

The House of Roses is an incredible story of love, loss, betrayal and secrets, but more importantly, it speaks of the heavy burden of guilt, the strength of family, and the incredible power of love. 


Excerpt

Colin kicked off the flip-flops he'd bought in the hotel gift shop, and held them in his left hand, dropped the keys to the Mustang into the right pocket of his shorts, and headed toward the water.

The beach was relatively deserted on this Monday morning, and he felt a peace settle over him. He was right to come. He remembered the picnic lunch he'd shared with his parents so many years before. He walked to the very spot where they had dined on hot dogs,
and salads carefully prepared by his mother in the kitchen in Spokane. The picnic tables were still scattered about, but had probably been replaced at some point over the thirty odd
years since they'd sat there. He ran his hands over the cool wood on the bench, and sat facing the water. He closed his eyes and remembered the day, the memories coming back in waves. He remembered his mother's laughter, and his father's smile. He could almost smell the hot dogs cooking over the charcoal, and although he'd dined at the best restaurants all over the country, he wondered if he'd ever had a meal finer than the one he'd shared with his parents on that beautiful July day.

As the memories came, he remembered something else, something he'd forgotten. He left the flip-flops on the ground next to the picnic table, and set out in search of the tree. It was impossible, he knew, but still he had to check. He'd been a curious boy in his youth, and he'd been a collector. He'd collected things, and as a boy, he'd carried the treasures in his pocket. He found the tree, and thirty years later, it still stood
strong and proud. It was taller, as was he, but the way he felt when he stared into its outstretched branches, was the same. He knelt at its base, and pushed his hand into the crevice time had made there. His fingers reached into the farthest back corner of the mossy opening and suddenly they made contact with the treasure he sought. He wrapped his fingers
around the object, and pulled it free. The little pewter horse was exactly where he'd left it more than thirty years before, and although he looked down at the hand of a man, it was the
fingers of a small boy he saw there.

His past and present collided in perfect harmony, and he wrapped his fingers around the horse and pulled his fist to his chest.

“Amazing,” he whispered, as tears slid down his cheeks.



Professional Reviews

Coffee Times Romance Review
Rating: 4 Cups

Caitlin Goodrich is starting motherhood out on her own; she has yet to tell Collin of the births of their twins. They broke up nine months before, and she is torn over telling him. She feels the loss of their relationship as a huge hole in her heart. But motherhood is just the tip of the iceberg in the life journey she is about to embark on.

Colin Thomas is an AIDS pediatrician who threw himself into his work after his breakup with Caitlin. He tried dating but just could not get Caitlin out of his mind. No one could measure up to her. Life is also changing for him as he adopts a young patient soon his after her mother dies.

Both Caitlin and Colin are on a roller coaster of life events. They also find themselves dealing with death and love as well as their feelings for each other. Only time will tell what is in store for these two lonely souls and their future.

This is a book that will have you turning the pages with tears in your eyes. Such emotion is written into the story you cannot help but connect to these characters and feel their pain and joy. Ms. Robinson’s debut novel is one you definitely will not want to miss; I look forward to future reads that this author will share with her readers.

Matilda
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More



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