The Missing Rose
A transforming twenty-first-century parable in the tradition of The Alchemist, The Little Prince and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
This is the story of Diana, a wilful young woman who, following the death of her mother, sets out on a quest to find the twin she never knew she had. Although she is both beautiful and wealthy, Diana is confused and angry with life. Her overwhelming desire for approval has caused her to let go of her dreams, and now she does not know who she really is.
Diana's search for her twin, Maria, leads her to a magical garden in Istanbul, where she learns the philosophy of roses. At home, by the sea in Rio, she meets the enigmatic artist Matthias, who also challenges her understanding of the world. An enchanting yet multi-layered tale of chance encounters, magical gardens and vibrant cityscapes, The Missing Rose is a profound modern-day fable about the wisdom of the heart.
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“If you like books such as The Alchemist or The Little Prince you will love The Missing Rose.”
- Time Out
"This deeply spiritual debut novel is potentially life-changing. Highly recommended."
- Anne Marais, Fairlady
“...It is virtually impossible to do justice to this short book in a review as the book is its own best ambassador. As the cover says it is a book which has the power to change your life. I found myself looking at my own life in a very different way after reading this book in an evening. It is a parable for the twenty first century and has some interesting things to say about moulding yourself into what other people want you to be instead of following your own dreams. Along the way there are many other messages for those who choose to hear them and understand. One of the best books I've read this year.”
- Amazon customer review