"Rose is an unusually skillful storyteller. Her polished prose and intricate plot will grip even the most skeptical reader. " The Washington Post
The Library of Light and ShadowSynopsis | Praise
Hardcover - Atria (ISBN: 978-1476778129)
"The sophisticated and exquisite storytelling draws readers [in]...Unforgettable." Library Journal (Starred Review)In this riveting and richly drawn novel from "one of the master storytellers of historical fiction" (New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams), a talented young artist flees New York for the South of France after one of her scandalous drawings reveals a dark secret—and triggers a terrible tragedy.
Trapped in an ancient chateau where hidden knowledge lurks in the shadows, she questions everything and everyone she loves the most her art, her magick, her family, and Mathieu in an effort to accept them as the gifts they are. Only there can she shed her fear of loving and living with her eyes wide open. Read more...
The Secret Language of StonesSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Hardcover - Atria (ISBN: 978-1476778099)
"Rose's paranormal historical bewitches from start to finish." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"An exciting mix of adventure, intrigue, and romance..." Booklist
"Bewitching... A fantastic historical tale of war, love, loss, and intrigue, enhanced by vivid period detail." Melanie Benjamin, New York Times-Bestselling author
"M.J. Rose is simply one of the master storytellers of historical fiction." Beatriz Williams, New York Times-bestselling author
"Haunting, spellbinding, captivating...masterful.. a novel that enchants. So carefully crafted and beautifully written, readers will believe in the magical possibilities of love transcending time." RT Reviews, TOP PICK 4 1/2 StarsOpaline has a rare gift: a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from stones. Certain gemstones, combined with a personal item, such as a lock of hair, enable her to receive messages from beyond the grave. In her mind, she is no mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message... directly to her. Read more...
The Witch of Painted SorrowsSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Hardcover - Atria (ISBN: 978-1476778068)
"This bell époque thriller is a haunting tale of obsessive passions." People Magazine
"Rose has a talent for compelling writing, and this time she has outdone herself. Fear, desire, lust and raw emotion ooze off the page." The New York Times
"Lush descriptions, intricate plot and mesmerizing storytelling. Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting" Kirkus
"Haunting tale of possession." Publishers Weekly
"An adult fairy tale.. an entrancing read that will be long savored." Library Journal (Starred Review)Effortlessly absorbing and richly imagined, with sumptuous detail and spellbinding suspense, The Witch of Painted Sorrows conjures the brilliance and intrigue of Belle Époque Paris and illuminates the fine line between explosive passion, and complete ruination. Read more...
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List and by librarians for the Library Reads List.
The Book of Lost FragrancesSynopsis | Excerpt | Praise
Paperback - Atria (ISBN: 978-1451621488)
"Compelling... suspenseful tale. Once you catch a whiff, you will be enchanted". Associated PressA sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra—and lost for 2,000 years. Read more...
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List.