The Secrets of Rosa Lee

By Jodi Thomas
(Mira, Mass Market Paperback, 9780778312406, 384pp.)

Publication Date: July 2011

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Everyone assumes Rosa Lee Altman lived a life without passion. But buried secrets are meant to be revealed. And no one is prepared for what they discover beneath Rosa Lee's overgrown roses—or how her legacy will change their lives with love.

The once–beautiful Altman home sits empty, its gardens overgrown, its windows boarded up—an old lady, now silent, surrounded by what passes for progress in Clifton Creek, Texas. But if some of the townsfolk have their way, this lovely reminder of times past will be sold off to the highest bidder.

When a group of community members with little in common is chosen to decide the fate of "the old Altman place," they soon learn that this home is more than bricks and mortar. It's also a place that harbors a love so strong, it still has the power to change the entire town.

Praise For The Secrets of Rosa Lee

"Jodi Thomas will render you breathless!"

-RT Book Reviews

"Packs a powerful emotional punch.... Highlights the author's talent for creating genuinely real characters.... Exceptional."


"One of my favorites."

-Debbie Macomber

"Jodi Thomas is a masterful storyteller. She grabs your attention on the first page, captures your heart, and then makes you sad when it is time to bid her wonderful characters farewell."

-Catherine Anderson

"Fantastic... A keeper!... A beautiful story about unexpected love. An exceptional storyteller, Thomas has found the perfect venue for her talent, which is as big-and as awe-inspiring-as Texas. Her emotionally moving stories are the kind you want to go on forever."

-RT Book Reviews

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