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Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Camerado Books (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988220822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988220829
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,040,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Winterson's novel is swiftly paced and engaging thanks to the intriguing mystery at its core ... this is enjoyable fiction that offers a fascinating view into life in rural Colorado." -- Publishers Weekly

"Definitely a strong second novel by Ms. Winterson!" -- Bibliophilic Book Blog

"An easy, fun and exciting read. It made my heart race." -- Interested in All Blog

"I've never been to Colorado ... I felt like I was there experiencing the natural beauty of Grand Valley ... I plan to check out the other book in the series." -- I Feel So Unnecessary Blog

About the Author

Jasmine Winterson was born in London, England. She immigrated with her family to the United States in the 1980s, and now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Having worked in newspapers and environmental consulting, Ms. Winterson took a creative leap several years ago and has been writing novels ever since. She writes stories about men and women facing remarkable challenges, caught in webs of deceit and intrigue that threaten their lives. Her Uncertain Ground series follows the lives of several characters as they struggle to make sense of criminal worlds, shifting alliances, and faceless bureaucracies, facing down long odds with courage, determination and passion.

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Jasmine Winterson was born in London, England. The author of several novels, she now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her Uncertain Ground series follows the lives of Anna Garcia and her friends and family as they struggle to make sense of criminal worlds, shifting alliances, and faceless bureaucracies, facing down long odds.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amie McCracken on January 29, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Roost by Jasmine Winterson is a book about running from your past and not being able to get away. Four people move out to Colorado to escape. They meet Anna, who wants to face up to her past, and Derek who wants to find a new future. In the midst of it all is intrigue and crime and danger, as well as mountain biking.

At first it seemed like the most boring topic, but I simply couldn't stop reading. The idea of Colorado, this group of people with such different backgrounds coming together, and new ventures in a new place all intrigued me. Jasmine is just that good at dragging my attention in. The plot was really all over the place to begin with. There would be a hook that I thought would be fleshed out but then those got skipped over. By the time I finally figured out what the point was, I was already so in love with the characters that it just enhanced the story.

The characters had such depth and clarity, as well as diversity. Ordinary people with extraordinary circumstances. It all would have been even stronger with more solid hints and promises in the beginning that pointed toward the conclusion. But when we finally reached the conclusion, what an ending! Originally it felt like literary fiction and then it switched gears and became an action thriller, with I think one of my favorite endings ever. It was open ended in a way that lets your imagination play but also closes the story.

I received this book from the author for review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angels R Kids/Furkids on January 18, 2013
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When four "out of towners" come to start up a business in a very small town they expected great things to happen and growth to come quick for the business. It doesn't quite go that way though because no one in a small town wishes to associate with or trust an "outsider". Realizing this they approach Anna, a local, for help with the company and the locals. Anna is one of kind here also, but is more connected than the new foursome trying to get in good with the locals. She is a single Mom with a heck of a past and decides to accept the job. All four of the outsiders along with Anna have quite the past. All have one thing in common...a wish to start new and over, wipe the slate clean, so to speak. As the story develops there is much more to the past than any of them think and it is hard to just leave the past completely behind without thinking of it again. Along with the four business owners there is another man wishing to start anew in the small town, an Olympic biker. He wants to start a bike shop and get out of biking for the Olympics. He too is in search of a new start and wants to leave the past behind. Can you really leave the past behind though? Will the past be okay with being cast aside or will it make sure you never forget...no matter what?

I must say that I rather liked the characters of this book and the concept of the plot of this book. However, personally I found it to drag out and on a bit. The greatness was there, but some of it was lost in the slow pace I felt. I did like discovering the characters through their actions and past though. I found it a good story of struggles we all can relate to in life and the persistence we all need to push on and make our lives what we want them to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alisa Hefner on November 12, 2012
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This up and coming writer is one to watch! The Uncertain Ground series offers page-turning adventures and down-to-earth characters facing major obstacles and challenges. Roost is a fun and easy read, a perfect pick for the holidays or vacation.
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Overall, this was an enjoyable book. The plot took a little while to develop, but once it got rolling along, the book was hard to put down. For me, the most enjoyable aspects were the setting and the characters. A 30-something single mother and a mountain bike guy aren't in my typical reading, but the author made them come to life nicely. If you're looking for an engaging story, this would be a good choice.
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