Rosa's Island

Valerie Wood


Rosa's Island

Rosa's Island

  • Title: Rosa's Island
  • Author: Valerie Wood
  • ISBN: 9780552148467
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback



Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls Mr Drew, whose religious fervor held a dark secret Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his pastRosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls Mr Drew, whose religious fervor held a dark secret Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his past Delia, longing to escape from the island and tall, handsome, confident Matthew, who wanted only one thing Rosa herself.But Rosa s background was one of mystery Her mother, before she drowned in the dyke near their home, had always promised that one day Rosa s father would return to her a handsome Spaniard, with jewels and silks in treasure chests, sailing in on a ship with golden sails Mr Drew knew the secret of Rosa s past and so did the two mysterious Irishmen, who came back to the island after many years and who threatened everything which Rosa held most dear.


Recent Comments "Rosa's Island"

I loved this book val wood has an amazing way of drawing people into the novel and making them become the person in the novel she makes it possible to imagine being rosa through her life love it soooo much

Read this book some time ago and I have read this story a few times since. Talented author, recommended.

This could have been improved by being cut back to 300 or less pages. Let me explain why. It has a good start. We meet Rosa, her mother has offed herself and her father disappeared before she was born. Her grandmother's circumstances require her to pawn Rosa off on a nearby neighbor, a religious zealot, Mr. Drew and his family. Mr. Drew and his family is what stinks and should've been cut back a bit. Nobody in this family dares to speak up to Mr. Drew. Everyone wakes up, does his bidding, works [...]

Rosa never knew her father, who simply disppeared. Her mother lost hope and eventually her life as she sadly waited and watched for her husband to return. Now Rosa is alone, left at first with ailing grandparents, then with the scheming man who pretends piety. The story of Rosa's father's disappearance and the greedy neighbor is pretty obvious, but the story does show the gritty life on the rough windswept island in an interesting way.


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