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Rosie Thomas Books In Order

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Publication Order of Illusionists Books

The Illusionists (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughter of the House (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Celebration (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Choice (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Follies (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunrise (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Simple Life (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Dove (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Girls Good Women (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman of Our Times (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
All My Sins Remembered (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other People's Marriages (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Woman Knows a Secret (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Island (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
White (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Potter's House (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
If My Father Loved Me (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sun at Midnight (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iris and Ruby (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Constance (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovers and Newcomers (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kashmir Shawl (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Border Crossing (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bombay before Bollywood (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Modern Stories(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

When Janey King, nee Morris, an author of quite a few celebrated novels, is not writing, she spends time mountaineering and time traveling. These are loves she found once her kids were grown and she was an established writer. Rosie has spent some time on a small Bulgarian research station in Antartica, climbed the Himalayas and Alps, traveled the silk road through Asia, and competed in the Peking to Paris car rally. She lives in the city of London.

Rosie was born in the year 1947 in Denbigh, Wales and grew up in North Wales. She studied English at Oxford, and after a time in journalism and publishing, she started writing after she gave birth to her first child.

She is one of just a few authors to have won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, once in 1985 for “Sunrise” and again in 2007 with “Iris and Ruby”.

Her debut novel, “Celebration” was released in the year 1982, published in under the Rosie Thomas name. Her work is from the genres of general fiction, romance and historical fiction.

“The Illusionists” is the first novel in the “Illusionists” series, which was released in the year 2014. London in the year 1870, it is a terrifying place for a gorgeous, young woman of limited means. Eliza is modern much before her time. Not for her are the stifling if respectable conventionality of kids, marriage, and domestic drudgery. She wants more.

By working as an artist’s model, she meets the magnetic Devil, a guy that is a born showman who dreams of running his own theatre company. Devil’s right hand man is the Carlo Bonomi, the improbably named and ill-tempered dwarf that has an enormous talent for illusion and magic. Devil and Carlo clash every chance they have and it is always falling upon Eliza to make uneasy peace between them. Then, there is Jasper Button. A family man at heart, and mild manner, his gift as an artist, which makes him the unlikely last member of the motley group.

Forced together by an odd twist of fate, their lives are inextricably linked to each other’s: the fortune of one depends on the other’s. While Eliza gets pulled into the dangerous and seductive world her odd companions live in, she risks both heart and her life.

For some, this is a rare book that was able to hook them from the start and does not let go until long after you have finished the entire thing. By the end, readers found themselves looking forward to checking out the sequel, as well as anything else by this author.

“Daughter of the House” is the second novel in the “Illusionists” series, which was released in the year 2015. Nancy Wix, who was born into a theatrical background, is not one to be held back by things like class or family. From a young age, she finds out about her clairvoyant abilities that is going to change her entire life. That happens after a boating accident that leaves three strangers dead to some visions about the Great War to come, Nancy makes strides to change her own fate.

As she meets a handsome and mysterious young guy, a chance comes up to escape from the life she appears to be destined to lead. Will she be able to rely on a guy that leads a double life, or will she have to look inside herself to break free?

“Constance” is a stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2007. Constance has been able to make a life for herself in a strange and foreign land. She is a composer, a musician, as well as a highly paid arranger of other people’s music, as she lives in a lively expatriate community in Bali. The world there is idyllic, with beautiful beaches that are framed with lush, green trees, charming tiny houses, and a relaxed, carefree lifestyle. When the news comes of her sister’s rather serious illness, the last thing she wants to do in the world is go back home to London.

Her sister is a lot older than Constance, and not really a relative. Constance was actually adopted. While she never felt entirely at home with her ‘family’, nor did she actually want to track down her birth mom. None of these are the actual reason she is reluctant to go back home. It is a lot more complicated than that, because before she left London, she fell in love with the man her sister married.

When Constance finally does go back to London, she finds a great deal out about her sister and family. She starts getting to know her eighteen year old nephew, as well as his Lithuanian girlfriend and her family history with the hidden connections with her past. Most importantly, she has to confront the dilemma of her forbidden love, and in doing this, find a new identity for herself.

“Lovers & Newcomers” is a stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2010. A group of old friends reunite to begin a new stage of their lives. Miranda Meadowe decides that a lonely widowhood inside her crumbling country house is not the life she wants. Reviving a dream from university, she invites five of her oldest buddies to join her to live and keep off old age. All have got their own reasons to accept. Omens are good, to start with.

They drink, dance, laugh, and just behave badly, while they cling to the heritage that they thought was theirs forever: stability, power, and health. They are baby boomers: the world belongs to them to change. While old attractions surface once more with new tensions, they find that the clock cannot be put back.

Building work uncovers a burial site of a tribal queen from the Iron Age. The outside world descends right on their idyllic retreat, and the remoteness of their group has been breached. The past has been revealed. The future that calls out to them is far different from than the one they were imagining.

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