Rose English is also hard at work preparing for the UKIndieLitFest 2016.
A perfect name for an author who lives in the heart of England in Herefordshire, which speaks to me of apple orchards, cows grazing in the meadows flanked by a backdrop of the hills and mountains of the Welsh borders.
Her writing is beautifully crafted, moving and sends tingles down your spine. Here is my review of ‘One Breath:‘
One Breath by Rose English
This short story takes your breath away – literally. When you read it make sure you find a quiet spot ~ in the garden would be perfect ~ but certainly one where you will not be disturbed for half an hour. I’ve read it twice already.
Beautifully written, it tells the story of Dorothy, or Dotty as her ever loving husband Albert likes to call her ~ oh, what can I say without spoiling the story for you. This is a tale of love and tragedy and you will probably shed a tear or two, out of joy as well as pain. Dotty has a love for her garden, in which lies the symbolism of all that is significant in her life, including a rose to commemorate her ‘almost’ still born baby, Grace.
There is humour, fantasy and emotion woven through this tale, which won second prize in an online competition via ‘The Daily Bookworm’. I hope that Rose English will go on to write novels and I believe her name will be one to watch out for in future years.
What more can I say but to wish her well in her writing and I promise to read ‘The Magic of grandfather Time’ next Christmas. I will certainly buy a signed copy and I look forward to meeting Rose English at the UK Indie Lit Festival on 23rd July in Bradford.