The Ghosts of Rose Hill is so beautifully written I had a physical reaction to the words as I absorbed them. As I read this book, I carried it with me everywhere just to be near it. Romero writes so beautifully and immersively that I felt like I was walking on the streets of Prague along with Ilana- the fact that I also love roses deepened the connection to Rose Cottage and Rose Hill.
Ilana beautifully embodies so many teenagers trying to balance their parents’ wishes but also following their dreams. She’s battling real world struggles then along comes a monster from her parents’ bedtime stories to tempt her. Though our ancestors are not from the same places, the way Ilana draws on the strength and example of her ancestors is something I really related to.
I loved this book and cannot wait for teens to get to experience this story on April 13, 2022!