The Winter Rose

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Pub Date 11 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 11 Mar 2022

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In this gripping WWII time-slip novel from the author whose books have been called “propulsive” and a “must-read” (Publishers Weekly), Grace Tonquin is an American Quaker who works tirelessly in Vichy France to rescue Jewish children from the Nazis. After crossing the treacherous Pyrénées, Grace returns home to Oregon with a brother and sister whose parents were lost during the war. Though Grace and her husband love Élias and Marguerite as their own, echoes of Grace’s past and trauma from the Holocaust tear the Tonquin family apart.

More than fifty years after they disappear, Addie Hoult arrives at Tonquin Lake, hoping to find the Tonquin family. For Addie, the mystery is a matter of life and death for her beloved mentor Charlie, who is battling a genetic disease. Though Charlie refuses to discuss his ties to the elusive Tonquins, finding them is the only way to save his life and mend the wounds from his broken past.

In this gripping WWII time-slip novel from the author whose books have been called “propulsive” and a “must-read” (Publishers Weekly), Grace Tonquin is an American Quaker who works tirelessly in...


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A sweet and tender story about hope, healing, and restoration… The Winter Rose is truly a beautiful novel. I’d expect no less from author Melanie Dobson, who’s time slip novels have won over my heart time and again.

The Winter Rose follows the emotional journey of multiple characters who are deeply relatable and absolutely precious. As their lives shift and change over the years, Dobson offers glimpses into the perils of WWII, a coming of age, a tender romance, hurt, separation, healing and eventually, incredible restoration. There are beautiful threads of finding love, acceptance and family in those who aren’t related by blood as well as rich elements of faith and perseverance that assist in bringing this story full circle.

I simply loved the historical aspect as well as the contemporary aspect of this story and how they beautifully intertwined, making this novel both heartwarming and deeply rewarding to enjoy as a reader. Dobson offers not just a story world, but also insight in finding hope, discovering joy and the beauty that is found in God-given grace. This novel will remain burrowed in my heart for a long time to come, a definite favorite for the new year!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review. I also reviewed this book on Amazon and Christianbook.com

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