The Last Rose

The Last Rose : Stories of Family and Friendship

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'The Last Rose' is a collection of thirteen stories of family and friendship by Wendy Clarke, a regular writer of fiction for national magazines.

All of these stories have previously been published in either 'The People's Friend', 'Take a Break Fiction Feast' or 'Woman's Weekly'. If you like stories with emotional depth and a satisfying ending, then this collection is for you.

What Shirley Blair, Commissioning Fiction Editor for 'The People's Friend', says about the author:

'Wendy Clarke has become one of The People's Friend's most valued writers, offering our readers a range of themes and a level of emotional satisfaction that is rare in the short story format.'

Saying Goodbye to Summer: When Summer leaves for university, Vanessa and Martin look to the future.

Look at Me: Little Natalie has Asperger's syndrome. It takes a special someone to help show her mother she loves her.

New Beginnings: Angie's daughter tells her she is coping after the birth of Alex but is she really?

The Toast of Maida Vale: When Margaret sees the face of Jesus on her morning toast, she knows her life will change - but not in the way she is expecting.

Just Maybe: After her second marriage, Kate hopes a holiday in Greece will bond her new family but the cracks soon start to appear.

Links in a Chain: The bond between mother, daughter and granddaughter is more than just the fine gold necklaces they share.

City Skies: Katherine is lonely after she moves from the country to the city to be near her son but finds unexpected friendship.

The Writing on the Wall: The words written beneath stripped wallpaper reveal more than expected.

Feels Like Coming Home: Amelia has made it big as a country singer but the pull of home is strong.

All Our Yesterdays: A balloon ride brings back special memories for Jude and a new hope.

A Growing Family: Thelma's grandson helps her to see that you don't need bricks and mortar to house your special memories.

Like Father Like Son: Robert's family have great plans for him. How can he let them see that his happiness is closer to home?

The Last Rose: The last rose in Ron's garden symbolises a special friendship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 9mm | 168g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508501491
  • 9781508501497