Local author Nita Owenby will present a talk about her novel “The House of Rose” on Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library Complex. This program is free of charge.
“The House of Rose” is about the life of a young girl, Valee Rose, who is abused at the age of 14 and finds herself without a family after her attacker burns down her home in search of valuables. As readers follow her life and the many struggles she faces, they will identify with her as she dreams of a better life. She ends up in Asheville, N.C., where a retired friend convinces her to start her own business.
After Valee’s combined home and business is destroyed, she rebuilds, and makes a home for unfortunate girls who have no place else to go. With a great deal of determination, she enlists others to help her start a school for girls.