Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Back to Resolution by Rose Dee + Interview

~ An Aussie Review ~
An Inspirational Romance Review...

After living a life of wealth and privilege, young Bay Anders finds herself lost. Her step father sets her up with an allowance to allow her to flee from America and pursue her photography hobby in Australia while grieving the loss of her mother. She begins her search for her father but when her allowance is cut off, she soon runs out of funds and feels she has no other option but to return to LA.
A miracle meeting leads her to meet Flynn McKenna who is hiding from the world on her father's island. But her father's mysterious disappearance is of grave concern.
Developers lurk, pressing for the sale of the island. Bay must fight an uphill battle to keep the new place she wants to plant her roots and call home.

I loved this book!

Some thoughts while reading...
Where is home and what does home feel like? My home is South East Queensland, I've never ventured more than an hour from where I was born. I don't need to because I love it here, where temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees and there's always an air-conditioned room, pool or ocean nearby in summer. I live in paradise. But home is more than your surroundings. What else makes where you live home to you?
Does money change a person? This scenario came to mind while reading.
Invitation A - a night with movie stars. ' You are invited to LA. You flights have been paid for in first class and all your transfers from the moment you leave your house will be in a limousine.  Your accommodation is in a 5star resort and all meals will be paid for.
Invitation B - a cousins wedding.  'You are invited to Mackay and may have to get several connecting flights, call your travel agent. You'll be picked up by a friend of a friend in a little rusty Datsun. There is a fold out bed, it will be in the lounge room with the family who are happy for you to stay with them. You'll meet them after you get there. If you could pitch in for food during your stay that would be great.'
Would you say yes to both straight away? Would more money or less money change you?

The lovely most amazing Rose Dee is playing the generosity game and has a book to give away to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of the post to be in the running. Give-a-way closes and will be drawn using on Monday night 8pm Queensland time. 

Interview ..

Rose you have written some charming characters in Back to Resolution, who is your favourite and who was the most fun to create?

That’s a really hard question to answer, it’s kind of like asking a Mother which child she loves the best. I have to be boring and say I love them all, but as to who was the most fun? It has to be Amos and Neville. They are seriously fun characters, and mainstays throughout the entire three book ‘Resolution’ series. I often giggle when writing dialogue for them. They never fail to amuse and surprise me at their antics.

Have you always written? Were you inspired by a book or an author to jump in and have a go?

I only started writing a few years ago. ‘Back to Resolution’ is the product of my very first attempt. I think it was the right time in my life. A lot of things came together, personally, spiritually, and mentally. If I had started prior to this I think it would have taken me longer to get there. It was when I realised that there were Australian Christian Romance Authors that I thought – ‘I should have a go at this and see what happens’. It is also true that the Lord placed this on my heart to do. Without His direction I never would have gone there.

Who is your favourite author and why?

This is in no way meant to sound egotistical, but I am my favourite author. I write what I love to read, and as yet I haven’t tired of re-reading my work. I still laugh at all the funny bits, and cry at the sad scenes. I still also love the tummy dropping romantic moments too. The thought that others will enjoy this as much as I have is just the icing on the cake for me.
But there is one author and one book that I also never tire of – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It’s my all time favourite. I read it ever few years, and yes – I have all the TV and movie versions. (none are as good as the book – of cause).

Shameless plug... where can we buy your book and when is the next one due to be released?

You can purchase ‘Back to Resolution’ from Koorong or Amazon it is also available from my publisher Even Before Publishing and please, please visit me at

The second in the ‘Resolution’ series – ‘Beyond Resolution’ is due for release April/May 2012.

Disclaimer ~ This book was given to me at a Light The Dark party for reviewing purposes. After I read and loved book Rose offered a give-a-way. 


  1. Yay, good on you, Rose. I love to see an author admit that they are their own favourite author.
    I loved this book too, Michelle.

  2. Your book is a 'must read'. I loved it. I can hardly wait for the next one to come out.

  3. What a lovely cover, and a wonderful sounding book! No need to enter me for the giveaway. The shipping would be outrageous!


  4. When you say you love all your books I kind of understand. It is just like you love different people. They all have things to like about them.


  5. Ok so I have to enter, even though I already owna copy of this fab read. There is no way I can give away my Rosee Dee signed copy as a gift!

    Nicole xx

  6. Dont enter me I have read and loved the book and loved Neville and Amos too. I cant wait for the next book.

  7. What an interesting story! It certainly sounds like an interesting read. Pxo

  8. How fun, a book set in Australia! Sounds intriguing. I think I could visit LA but definitely wouldn't want to live there or call it home! Thanks to you and Rose for this interview and giveaway opportunity. :)

  9. Great interview. I love Jane Eyre too. I couldn't put it down.

    (please don't enter me in the giveaway. I tend to read just YA novels and romances with hot Navy SEAL dudes.)

  10. I love to read, and always up for something new, especially something Aussie, as I sit here waiting for my permanent residency visa to be processed so that I can finally call here home! :)

  11. I totally get the whole "liking your own writing" thing. I like all my own songs and if I didn't, I'd never put them out there for the public.

  12. Sounds like a great read. I think the toughest decision would be, who gets the book??? Me? My Mum? My sister? Or countless lovely friends who I know would love it too... Mayhaps I could be selfishly generous - a book for me to share with all of them. :P

  13. Beautiful Blog.

    Great interview.



  14. The novel sounds great and I do love the cover. The concept of 'home' is close to my heart. I've found it's usually the people there that make it home rather than the place itself.

  15. Michelle you can enter me I can always give it to a friend.

  16. This makes me want to visit Australia even more!
    Congrats on a well-loved book, Rose. After reading this review and the other comments, I hope to read it soon.

  17. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! This would make for perfect summer reading! You can email if I'm lucky enough to win!

  18. love the book, cant wait for the next part...


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