Beyond the Rose

A NOVEL...Sequel to The Rose Beyond

Mystery, old family secrets, misaligned love, and loss collide with inevitability in this sequel to Sharon Allen Gilder’s novel, The Rose Beyond. Vivid characters with ties to England and Wales abound in Beyond the Rose, a romantic historical novel set in 1898 in Washington, D.C.

Beyond the Rose blooms with the perils of unrequited love while a labyrinth of lies and secrets threaten to destroy the household of forbidding patriarch Sir Ian Hargrove, his wife Elsbeth, and their daughter Arielle. Immerse yourself in the Hargrove’s ongoing saga where the bonds of love and family, entwined in deceit, betrayal and mistrust are challenged by vestiges of the past.

Emma Willard’s stately mansion, Chestnut Heights, her handsome nephew William Clay, and the flaxen-haired Alexandra Whitaker once again figure prominently. A variety of new boarders at the Willard estate include a mystery writer and a man named Sully who discovers a diary that leads him across the ocean from Wales to the United States on a quest to discover his family’s secret past. Private investigator Morgan Pennybacker, her associate Agnes Fielding, and their parakeet Peepers, unravel a tapestry of clues to discover a stunning truth as a time of reckoning spreads like a menacing shadow over the Hargrove’s threshold.

Beyond the Rose tests the strength of family and relationships and reminds us

that secrets, unless taken to the grave, always return home.