A Forgery of Roses

A Forgery of Roses

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Myra Whitlock has a gift. One many would kill for.

She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.

But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor's dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.

Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.

Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.


From Sing Me Forgotten author Jessica S. Olson comes a gothic fantasy murder mystery perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Erin A. Craig.

Title:A Forgery of Roses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781335418661
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    A Forgery of Roses Reviews

  • Lia Carstairs

    "Stalking Jack the Ripper meets The Picture of Dorian Gray"??? YES PLEASEand the cover!! its so beautiful🥺🥺...

  • Jasmine

    A Forgery of Roses started out with an interesting premise, but ended up falling a bit flat. Myra Whitlock’s parents went missing several months ago, leaving her and her younger sister to fend for t...

  • Kelsey (munnyreads)

    Quite an interesting magic system where the MC is able to manipulate the physical appearance of people through painting. A power she keeps secret because the ability is vilified in whatever time perio...

  • Elle

    I was very excited by the premise of A Forgery of Roses, and it ended up being just as imaginative as I was hoping. Myra has the ability to alter people’s appearances and bodies by composing portrai...

  • SHOMPA

    A young painter can bring the dead to life through her magical art! Doesn't it sound very interesting!? The concept of the book seemed very promising in the synopsis when I first saw it, and the cover...

  • Erin A. Craig

    Color me delighted!...

  • Carrie

    A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson is a standalone young adult fantasy novel. The story within A Forgery of Roses is one that combines romance, magic and mystery in a gothic setting.Myra Whitlock ...

  • rachel ?

    A YA fantasy STALKING JACK THE RIPPER meets THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY with #ownvoices anxiety rep Blog • Trigger Warning Database • Twitter • Instagram...

  • Yeganeh

    ~4.5 stars~At this point, Jessica S. Olson definitely has my ultimate support and interest. she did it again with a brand new book. The story has a darker, Gothic feel to it, and it is atmospheric and...

  • Adalyn Grace

    Official blurb:Marvelously magical and steeping with mystery, A Forgery of Roses checks all the boxes you could want in a fantasy. With a highly creative magic system reminiscent of The Picture of Dor...