Melanie Rose was an avid reader from an early age and found herself looking at the world around her and wondering "what if?' She began writing as a teenager, progressing to short stories and articles for magazines and newspapers.She trained as a nursery nurse and later became a play therapist an the children's ward at the Royal Marsden Hospital, continuing to write in her spare time.

She now lives in Surrey with her husband and four sons, who, along with the many children she has cared for, provide much inspiration for her books.

Book List in Order:11 titles

  • Five years ago, Sophie Durrant surprised herself and her friends by dropping out of college and taking a job as a bartender on a tiny island at the end of the world, knowing only that for once in her life she felt that she was home. Now, a cryptic no...


  • *** New Revised - Second Edition 2014 *** I cannot even remember a time I did not feel out of place. A time when I felt that my life was my own. I am not supposed to be this weak, dreary person. This is not how my life is supposed to go. In fact, I h...


  • If you like boring and unimaginative things, this book is not for you. If the thought of "dramatic dancing ducklings" makes you queasy, and evokes no feelings of curiosity or amusement, put this book down immediately and walk away. However, if the me...


  • "Melanie Rose delivers, once again...and writes prose as if playing classical music."Katherine Owen, Author of Seeing Julia, Not To Us, and When I See YouShe entered Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1943, seeking only a worthy death in the servi...


  • Seventeen year old Anna is a naive American orphan, delighted to find herself on a tour of Europe in the spring of 1939.  A feeling of camaraderie with all mankind thrills her as she mingles with throngs of foreigners, but her joy is short-lived. WW...


  • What if a secret in your past is the key to healing a broken family's heart? When a car crash during a blizzard leaves a woman stranded in the New England countryside with no memory, she's taken in by Vincent, a banker whose adorable six-year-old ...


  • What if you had the chance to live someone else's life? Full of heart and soul, here is a captivating novel about the choices we make for family and love--and how sometimes a total stranger is the person we really need to be. Jessica Taylor is wal...


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    When Michaela Anderson signs up for a charity parachute jump, she gets more than a case of vertigo. Suffering last-minute panic, Michaela's three colleagues go first. But just as she takes her leap of faith, an almighty gale blows up from nowhere. ...








  • Single, independent and carefree Jessica meets a dreamy stranger at the height of a thunderstorm. Elsewhere, caught out by the same storm, Lauren struggles with a decision which could change her life, and those of her husband and four young children,...