The Wooden Rose Novels

Before the Rose, the Gypsy’s Curse (Book 1)

A Romantic Paranormal Series

Before the Rose, the Gypsy’s Curse £9.99 plus £2 postage

They say the sins of the fathers fall on the sons, but what of the sins of the mothers… Mary always manages to get her own way. As a child, she is stubborn, determined, acts without thinking, and never considers the consequences of her actions. The old Mother, a natural witch, tries to explain to her that what she says and does will come back to her three times over, good, or bad. When she angers her common sense and control disappear, and then she worries about the old Mothers words.


Mary, a natural witch, practices healing, and casts simple, personal spells, but she often forgets the power of her words, her deeds, and her actions. She utters a vile curse, which haunts a family to this day, but it haunted Mary too, and her thoughtlessness repays her when she least expects it, in tragic and heartbreaking ways. When Mary helps her older sister Coralina to run away with the miller’s son, she is blamed for not telling her father. Johnny her childhood sweetheart has a calming influence on her, and later they marry and have a child, a beloved daughter Rosa.
When Rosa is fourteen, her sweetheart Eddie, carves a piece of wood into the shape of a rose and gives it to Rosa as a token of his love. Later they marry at the Tinkers Heart, near Cairndow, on the shores of Loch Fyne, and it’s a time of celebration for all.
This fascinating romantic suspense, set in and around Glasgow and Ayrshire will keep you hooked to the very end and leave you wanting more. This is a charming mysterious love story.
“This fascinating romantic suspense, set in and around Glasgow and Ayrshire will keep you hooked to the very end and leave you wanting more. This is a charming mysterious love story.”

The Wooden Rose, a Symbol of Love (Book 2)

The Wooden Rose, a Symbol of Love £9.99 plus £2 postage

Fast paced and easy to read, Alina Webster finds the wooden rose in a charity shop and begins to experience unusual dreams. Alina is facing her own challenges and life changing circumstances, but a chance encounter helps her to discover her true path and establish herself as a professional psychic consultant based in Glasgow. The frequent appearance of an old gypsy woman in her dreams worries Alina; When the ghost of the old woman begins to appear, Alina opens herself up to her psychic abilities, and uses her knowledge of Tarot, Runes, and Numerology to investigate the reason for the ghostly appearances. In doing so Alina discovers a long-forgotten murder mystery. The wooden rose creates a catalyst that restores romance, love, friendship, and above all family, to Alina’s life. This fascinating romantic suspense will keep you hooked to the very end, and you may not be able to put it down until it is finished. This is a new slant on Tartan Noir with this charming mysterious love story set in and around Ayrshire, Glasgow, and River Clyde.


After the Rose, Breaking the Curse (Book 3)

After the Rose, Breaking the Curse £9.99 plus £2 postage

The Police ask Alina to help with a cold case, a missing teenager, and in spite of the risk to herself, and the challenges she might face, she agrees. She has made a promise to the Goddess to help those in need whenever she can, hoping and believing that honorable deeds will in some way break the curse made by her ancestor Mary so long ago. Alina’s pagan faith has taught her that what you put out comes back to you threefold and her mission is to break the curse so that it no longer affects anyone especially the children that she hopes to have in the future. Every month, in the dark of the Moon, she performs her banishing ritual, but will this be enough, or will Alina’s future happiness be marred by sins of the past?


The Mystery of the Wooden Rose (The Trilogy)

The Mystery of the Wooden Rose £11.99 plus £2 postage

This edition contains Before the Rose, The Wooden Rose and After the Rose. In Before the Rose the story begins with Mary and her life as it was in a traveller’s camp. The Wooden Rose is set some hundred years later when Alina feels compelled to purchase a small wooden token of a rose in a charity shop never realising that there was a connection to her. After the Rose completes the cycle in surprising and unanticipated ways.


A Readers Review
A Fine Novelist By El Rod. The wonderful thing is that psychic life, tarot, and various other occult phenomena are intertwined with an interweaving of subplots and main plot which are in themselves very well-written and feasible- as a writer I can see how a lot of thought and demanding work were put in to ‘tie up’ the incredibly complex weaving of this story.
What I loved the most was the sheer tight focus of the narrative, which held the attention and kept you rooted in the story’s mystery. The ending is quite simply, beautiful. Thank you, Soraya, for an excellent read. Wonderful storytelling! A*

A Readers Review – 5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant author & I would highly recommend this book to anyone By Sarah Waringon.
I started reading this book & straight away I didn’t want to put it down, instead I found myself sitting there on the settee most of the night reading the book as I didn’t want to miss a single piece of the book. I thought I might struggle with some of the Scottish words, but it was easy to pick up the dialect & before I knew it, I really didn’t notice the difference. I would highly recommend this book to anyone & I certainly can’t wait to read the next books in this series, but I also am looking forward to reading other books by Soraya. A brilliant author & wonderful books.