How long can you conceal the past before it comes back to haunt you? Rosie Parker is no more than a child when her mother dies during the war. Left to the less-than-tender mercies of her father Cole and her brutish stepbrothers Seth and Norman, she sees the arrival of housekeeper Heather Farley as a possible replacement mother and her salvation. But when Thomas Farley comes looking for his sister several years later, he discovers Heather has left the Parkers in mysterious circumstances, abandoning her small son. As the terrible truth about Heather's disappearance comes to light, Rosie is compelled to leave the farm and make her own way in the world. And if that means being exposed as the daughter of a murderer, that's the risk she'll have to take. Rosie is the compelling story of how love and tenderness can grow, like wild roses, out of the most barren ground.