Saturday, July 09, 2011

CFBA: Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

Veiled Rose

Bethany House (July 1, 2011)


Anne Elisabeth Stengl


Veiled Rose has been a highly awaited book for me. Anne's debut novel, Heartless was fantastic and I've been on pins and needles waiting for more. Rose Red is a compelling character and you can't help but feel for the loneliness she experiences. It's her courage and bravery though that make you love her. She and Leo's journey is nothing short of exciting and I couldn't read fast enough. This definitely marks Anne Elisabeth Stengl as a writer to watch (and read!)

You can read my review of Heartless HERE.


Rose Red trusts no one with her secret. She hides in the forest, her face veiled in rags, shunning the company of all save her old father and her nanny goat. Her life is bleak and lonely.

Until she meets a privileged young man sent to spend his summer in the mountains. Leo, a lonely lad, befriends Rose Red, and together they begin hunting for the Mountain Monster which, rumor says, stalks these lands.

But the hunt which began as a game holds greater risk than Leo supposes. Rose Red can scarcely guess at the consequences should he insist on continuing his search. Dare she trust him with her secret? Or tell him what dwells at the top of the mountain in the cave only she can find?

Above all, when Leo asks Rose Red to leave the mountain and follow him to the low country, dare she agree and risk the wrath of a Monster that is all too real?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Veiled Rose, go HERE.


Anne Elisabeth Stengl makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she enjoys her profession as an art teacher, giving private lessons from her personal studio, and teaching group classes at the Apex Learning Center. She studied illustration at Grace College and English literature at Campbell University. Heartless is her debut novel.

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