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2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner

Fiction - New Adult

Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent's dream come true, not hers. She doesn't share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust upon her. When she convinces them to send her to public school in the nearby town, a new world opens up to her. 


As she pursues her education, Rose chooses a different path, leaving her parents heartbroken at her insistence they are hiding something from her. She's convinced her father isn't the man her mother married.


Although she finds love far away from her roots and upbringing, her wounds only deepen as she keeps her family at arm’s length. What she loses during those years can only be retrieved with her understanding that “a Rose by any other name is still a Rose.”


Now that Paul O’Brien has returned from serving in Vietnam, he wants nothing more than to piece together a meaningful life, but the war spawned, guilt-driven nightmares won't stop haunting him.


Elizabeth is determined to help him overcome the obstacles in their path while living in an era when veterans refuse to speak of their pain, they are ignored by the bureaucracy that put them in harm's way, and are vilified by public opinion.

Together they struggle a lifetime with the challenges of raising a family and learn to accept the realities of living with the burden that Paul brought home.

Praise for My Name Is Rose

2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner Fiction - New Adult




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