I’m really thrilled today to reveal the lovely cover of the new book from Rose Alexander, Under an Amber Sky, published by HQ Digital on 24th May, and available for pre-order on Amazon and all other e-retailers. Many of you might remember the similarly gorgeous cover for Rose’s debut, Garden of Stars – Rose visited Being Anne to tell us more about the book and her writing, and you can read that interview again here. That book was one I so wanted to read and review, but life intervened – but this is one I most definitely plan to get to by release date. Let’s take a closer look:
When Sophie Taylor’s life falls apart, there is only one thing to do: escape and find a new one.
Dragged to Montenegro by her best friend Anna, Sophie begins to see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. But when she stumbles into an old, run-down house on the Bay of Kotor she surprises even herself when she buys it.
Surrounded by old furniture, left behind by the former inhabitants, Sophie becomes obsessed by a young Balkan couple when she discovers a bundle of letters from the 1940s in a broken roll-top desk. Letters that speak of great love, hope and a mystery Sophie can’t help but get drawn into.
Days in Montenegro are nothing like she expected and as Sophie’s home begins to fill with a motley crew of lodgers the house by the bay begins to breathe again. And for Sophie, life seems to be restarting. But letting go of the past is easier said than done…
Looks good, eh? And I love the fact that it’s set in Montenegro – another destination that’s already on my bucket list. Look out for my review as publication day approaches.
About the author
Rose has had more careers than is probably strictly necessary, including TV producer/director making programmes for all the major broadcasters, freelance feature writer for publications including The Guardian, and secondary school English teacher, not forgetting cocktail waitress, melon picker and interior designer. Writing a novel is, however predictable the line seems, the realisation of Rose’s childhood dream and the result of finally finding ‘a voice’. The triumph is that the voice was heard above the racket created by her three children plus rescue cat (tabby white, since you ask).