The Memory of Roses

Blair McDowell
The Memory of Roses


Rebel Ink Press
Release Date
October 2011
Contemporary Romance

The Memory of Roses is a love story spanning two generations, complete with beautiful and passionate women, handsome and fiery men, and an intriguing mystery. The picturesque backdrops of San Francisco, Venice and the magnificent island of Corfu add the crowning touch to this captivating story.

The Greek island of Corfu unearths the enduring love stories of two generations of the McQuaid family. First, renowned archaeologist Ian McQuaid meets the love of his life while recuperating from an illness contracted during a dig in Crete. Even though he is married, his wife had not been a passionate partner for many years, and the appearance of the stunning Maria Calbrese was a miracle sent to him at the lowest point in his life.

Then a generation later, Ian's daughter Brit travels to Corfu after his death. He left Brit a note disclosing that he owned a villa on Corfu, and that when he was there he had fallen in love with a woman named Maria while still married to Brit's mother. He asked Brit to deliver a package to Maria, who he thought lived somewhere in Venice. Determined to fulfill her father's requests and return quickly to the US, Brit's plan is soon derailed. She meets archaeologist Dr. Andreas Leandros who looks like the Greek gods of ancient times, and her own damaged heart begins to come alive.

What does the mysterious package contain, and how will Brit find Maria as requested by her father? Will finding her change Brit's life? Will she manage to preserve her bond with Andreas, or will she return to the US to live out her life without him?


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