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"The first two books of the "Rose Donlin" Series have been made into a movie script." ~ Phyllis A. Collmann.
Phyllis A. Collmann is a retired nurse whose interest in pioneer stories sprouted from a lifetime of hearing accounts shared by the many patients she treated. Ms. Collmann says that the stories of survival she heard while on the job inspired her to write this strength-filled story. She lives in Illinois with her husband of fifty years. Ms. Collmann enjoys poetry, nature, and the fine arts.
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Books are listed according to publishing date. Rose's Betrayal and Survival | Rose's Triumphant Return | Rose's Heart's Decision | Rose's Dream Fulfilled Rose's Unexpected Tragedy | Roses' Nightmare Returns | Rose and the Secret Passage | Rose's Renter's Shameful Secret
At seventeen, Rose Donlin never suspected that her world would change so completely. Her mother's death leaves her father unable to care for Rose. He does the unthinkable, he sells Rose to a stranger in Oklahoma for fifty dollars.
What Rose finds when she reaches the Oklahoma wilderness is a sick, grizzled, old man. Though scared, she finds herself able to survive extreme weather, animal attacks, dangerous trespassers and more. Join Rose in her late 1800's struggle to change herself from a young, scared, city girl to a skilled, quick-witted survivalist. While Rose learns everything there is to know about wilderness survival and overcoming obstacles, she also gains more valuable life lessons in the bargain: friendship, kindness, contentment and forgiveness.
The story is about two different men. One named Wilber who was born with sickness' and a challenge with whatever he did. The other man named Rufus George, an African American , son of a slave mother and father. He tells a story of his parents punishment, cruel treatment each day. The book is exciting and also heart-warming.
The year is 1885. A new man enters her life. But the memory of Henry Helgens is strong in her heart. Join Rose as she struggles to help a black man. Her on going struggles to build the Higgen's hospital and library.
This book takes you into the life of a man named Lou, and his wife, Clara. How love can turn into pain and sorrow when one goes astray. Starting this book means not laying it down until you read the last page.
Phyllis A. Collmann holds nothing back about the dark-skinned man stalking Rose Donlin. He is determined to take Rose Donlin for his own and he will stop at nothing. He is cruel and brutal. Even with love and kindness in Rose's heart, the switching of two baby boys in at Higgens' Hospital could come back to haunt her.
This is the final book in the Rose Donlin series. Rose and Henry Helgen's five children have all grown up in a loving and happy home now they are faced with fear of the unknown. As a young man enters their life and takes away one of their loving daughters. The book is exciting and adventurous as the family refuses to give up.
It's only a tiny flame. It can light up a room just the same. It makes shadows dance across the wall. Sometimes large, sometimes small. Sometimes friendly, sometimes scary. At times sad, at times merry. It takes away my pain. And lifts my spirit to a higher plain. A soft sweet odor fills the air. I have a feeling someone cares. As I nestle into my chair. My days work is complete. As my eyelids close in sleep.
Phyllis A. Collmann
"Once again, Phyllis A. Collmann captures readers' hearts with the next chapter of Rose Donlin's life. Readers will be compelled to finish this book in one setting regardless of work that needs to be done or at the time of day or night. Its just that good." - Julie Ann Madden