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Soraya, White Witch and Best selling Author

The Mystery of The Wooden Rose by Best Selling Author Soraya

The Mystery of the Wooden Rose

A Romantic Paranormal Mystery
by Soraya available on Amazon
Kilmarnock South Ayrshire Tel 01563 884344


Missing

Have you ever had a random thought about someone that you’ve not seen for ages? Suddenly your phone rings, and it's the person that you were thinking about only seconds before. Have you ever felt that itch between your shoulders? You know the one, where you feel as though someone is staring at you. You turn around and see a friend or neighbour standing in line three stations down from the counter where you are waiting. You laugh and wave to each other and shopping done, get together. She says, "I'd been trying to attract your attention."You can call it synchronicity or coincidence, fate or karma, but when you pay attention new paths appear. Follow Tania and Nick from that first chance encounter until the surprising twist develops.

Natalie D commented, I just finished it! Oh, my goodness! I was completely engrossed in the characters and their history. The Favourite songs completely hooked me, Soraya! just when you think oh no, you think you know what's coming next, so many twists and turns. This is gold Soraya. I loved every single minute of it. Your ability to conjure imagery is magnificent.
This is a short story with excerpts from Soraya's other novels

Hiding Knives, a simple act born of fear

Anyone who has endured and survived domestic abuse will recognise the significance of "Hiding Knives." A simple act, done daily, but born out fear. So many people struggle with the effects of domestic violence and say nothing, believing that "It must be my fault." THAT'S NOT TRUE. The fault always, always, always, lies with the cowardly aggressor and no one else. Reading this book may give someone the courage to walk, or run away, and to believe that "There is always Hope." There is, but you have to take the first step.Follow Susanna's journey as she escapes from a turbulent marriage, and then by chance, finds a new home, a new life, and Colin, a surrogate father figure who teaches her that there is always hope. She loses fear, and finds not only herself, but a fresh start, good friends, and a chance for happinessFlatmates from her college days, Lucy and Fiona, write to tell her they will be in her area, and wish to stay in her hotel, but who are they really, and will Susanna be implicated, and investigated by Police Scotland. Most people believe that they know their loved ones, family, friends, colleagues and what goes on in their lives. Do you know yours, do you really? Are you sure?

Before the Rose, the Gypsy’s Curse. (Prequel to The Wooden Rose)

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 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. 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. 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, a mystery unravelled

Fast paced and easy to read, The Wooden Rose will take you on a romantic yet emotional journey where you will feel the pain of loss, and the joy of discovering friendship, love and family. In the 1880’s gypsy lad Eddie, carves a rose from a piece of wood and gives it to his sweetheart Rosa to express his love for her. The wooden rose bridges the gap from the past into the present, through love and life, tragedy and sorrow.
In present times, 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 the River Clyde.


After the Rose, breaking the curse (Sequel to The Wooden Rose)


After the Rose is the third part in the trilogy ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Rose’ and is the culmination of an evocative story that begins when young Gypsy lad Eddie carves a token for his childhood sweetheart.
In this latest book, ‘After the Rose,’ Alina is asked by the police 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 good 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. 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” is the complete story that begins when young Gypsy lad Eddie carves a token for his childhood sweetheart. In Before the Rose, set in the 1800’s, we discover the way of life of travelling families, we observe and enjoy their customs, and as we follow their hardships we fall in love with the characters. In the heat of the moment under tragic circumstances, Mary utters a vile curse and we learn that it is not just the sins of the fathers that come back to haunt us but also the sins of the mothers. In The Wooden Rose, Alina finds the token 100 years after it was lost, and this sparks a chain of events at a time in her life when she has lost everything that she holds dear to her. Embarking on a new path she solves a mystery, finds love and reconnects with her roots through the appearance of a ghost. In After the Rose, Alina is asked by the police to help with a cold case; a missing teenager, and in spite of the risk to herself, she agrees. She has made a promise to the Goddess to help those in need whenever she can, hoping and believing that good 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, Will this be enough, or will Alina’s future happiness be marred by sins of the past.