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Santa Ynez, California, USA •  805-688-9370

Chris, a college student, believes a friend of her young sister is keeping a terrible secret—one that Chris had also kept at that age. With tenderness and insight, she takes the reader back several years to a decision that marked the beginning of a series of rescues, including her own! 

If Roses Were Blue is a delightful tale of courage, trust, and friendship that is sure to inspire children everywhere and empower the child in all of us.

Includes a More from the Author section with notes about the story, the topic, and helpful resources!

Book Details:

Ages 8 -14 (and up)

160 pages

5x7 hardcover, Color

Publisher: Inspired 101, First edition October 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0988987913

ISBN-13: 978-0-9889879-1-3

Product dimensions: 7.25 x 5.375 x 0.625 in.

Shipping weight: 11.44 ounces​

Price:  $15.95

Why this story?

Read more here!

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View an excerpt from the book

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Also available at these local retailers: 

The Book Loft, Santa Ynez, CA

Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara, CA

YouTube video • 1m:11s long • book trailer

Gift Idea!

Donate If Roses Were Blue to a friend, family, organization, library, school... you get the idea. You can designate or I can choose on your behalf. Contact me for single, multiple, or bulk purchase donations.

Thank you!

What they're saying...

"Exceptionally well written and ultimately inspiring, "If Roses Were Blue" is a unique and extraordinary read. Simply stated, especially in this new era of sexual harassment awareness, "If Roses Were Blue" should be a part of every community library collection, and the personal reading lists of anyone who has ever been subjected to sexual assault." - Midwest Book Review 

"Thank you for the lovely book! I enjoyed reading it..." 

Mercedes, age 9

"beautifully written... I hope everyone reads it, I'm glad I did. " - Mary, parent

"wonderful and compelling adventure story..." - Marilyn, social worker

"hopeful, healing message...sensitive and engaging book. I hope community leaders, educators, and leaders of youth organizations will access this marvelous resource." - Frank, nonprofit director

"I love this story! I wish I had found a book like this when I was being abused. It would have given me hope and I wouldn't have felt so alone. I might have even dared to believe that I was worthy of love and caring after all. Thank you! It's exactly what I felt then and needed to hear, even now." - adult survivor