- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: 4AllSeasons Publishing (August 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974257222
- ISBN-13: 978-0974257228
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,087,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Roses are Thorns, Violets are True Paperback – August, 2003
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"An exciting, entertaining, and well weaved novel..." -- Vincent Alexandria - Author of If Walls Could Talk, Postal Blues, & Black Rain
A 'must read' that should be added to each book club's reading list. -- 4 The Love Of Books' Book Club (Dallas, TX)
Tag along as the author gets to the heart and soul of sibling rivalry. -- Magdalene Breaux - Author of The Family Curse, Imaginary Playmate and Johnny Calico
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWIN SISTERS ARE ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM?
Read the energetic drama-filled debut novel ROSES are Thorns, VIOLETS are True by an exciting new author - Shelia M. Goss.
ROSES are Thorns, VIOLETS are True is thought provoking and well written in a style that touches the hearts and souls of sisters and redefines their bond. Shelia Goss tells a story in such a way that it causes you to re-examine your relationship with your family and specifically if you are blessed with a sister. There are twists and turns, so readers get ready for a roller coaster ride of adventure, mystery, deceit and second chances. "A 'must read' that should be added to each book club's reading list," says 4 The Love Of Books' Book Club in Dallas, TX.
"Spellbinding" is how Magdalene Breaux, Author of The Family Curse, Imaginary Playmate and Johnny Calico described her novel. Ms. Breaux also goes on to call it "A suspenseful tale filled with twists and turns. Tag along as the author gets to the heart and soul of sibling rivalry."
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This book tells a story about two rivaling sisters who happens to be twins and one twin ROSE kind of envied her sister VIOLET because she was always the calm one and innoncent instead of sneaky like herself. Violet was a strong woman to me because she put up with a lot of mess from her sister and past lovers. Rose betrayed her sister. This book is intense and steamy. I hope there is a sequel to this novel because it was really a good book.
Violet and Davis had been happily married for seven years. Violet decided to play hooky one day and left early from work to come home to prepare a romantic dinner for her husband. When Violet got home she discovered her husband in bed with her sister. After Violet and David divorced, Rose and David married under the pretense that Rose was pregnant. To this day, David regrets what he has done to Violet and is on a quest to get her back.
In the interim, Violet has moved on with her life. She's dating occasionally and hangs out with her best friend and co-worker Janice. With her mother's coaxing Violet starts to talk to her sister again. They have a strained relationship at first, but as time goes on they become more like sisters and less like enemies. Violet meets Marcus, an up and coming basketball star, and everything seems perfect, or so she thinks.
Read what happens in this exciting tale of sibling rivalry and love. This is a fast paced read that will have you on the edge of your seat.
For Rose, life is a stage and the world is her audience. She is an actress, singer and has her choice of men. So why is it that whatever her sister has, she wants. She seduces Violet's husband, David, and then they marry. Only, David is still in love with Violet but refuses to divorce Rose. They stay in a loveless marriage until Rose's extreme actions tear them apart. Because they are twins, Violet always finds a way to forgive Rose, even when she is the victim of Rose's detrimental actions. When some photos are mailed to Violet and shows Rose in some compromising positions with Violet's man, the strong bond between the sisters is shattered. Violet moves away and breaks all ties with Rose. For ten years the sisters do not communicate. The tables are turned as Rose now wants a closer relationship with Violet, and Violet who can not trust Rose is unbending in her determination to stay far away from Rose. It takes the determination of their mother to bring them together.
While much of the story is devoted to the relationship between Rose and Violet and the relationship of the ladies and their male friends, the theme of the book is forgiveness. Not only do the ladies have to find it in their heart to forgive each other, but also forgive those who have hurt them in the past. I liked how the novel was told in alternating voices as Rose and Violet explain their actions. I eagerly turned the pages to find out what Rose had up her sleeve, who was to be the "man du jour" and how far the sisters would go to protect their hearts. This is a quick good read that I would recommend putting in your TBR pile.