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M.J. Rose | Richly Embroidered with Historical Detail and Heartbreaking Conflict

Forgetting to Remember
M.J. Rose




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April 2024
On Sale: March 26, 2024
ISBN: 1957568941
EAN: 9781957568942
Kindle: B0CNR46J12
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Also by M.J. Rose:
Forgetting to Remember, April 2024
The Friday Night Club, May 2023
The Jeweler of Stolen Dreams, February 2023
The Bait, January 2022


1--What is the title of your latest release?


2--What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?

Forgetting to Remember—richly embroidered with historical detail and heartbreaking conflict—is  time travel novel that takes place in London in both 1947 and 1867. It’s a story of art, magic, and survival, wrapped in a love that defies time.

3--How did you decide where your book was going to take place?

The book was inspired by a piece of jewelry created in England in the 1700s so I knew it had to be England.

4--Would you hang out with your protagonist in real life?

Totally – she has time traveled and I met some of my favorite 19th century artists – I’d love to spend time with her.

5--What are three words that describe your protagonist?

Determined, brave and romantic.

6--What’s something you learned while writing this book?

The history of Lover’s Eyes – miniature portraits of one’s lover’s eye that commemorated affairs of the heart and also were used in mourning jewelry.

7--Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?

Wait till I am all done.

8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?

Nuts and cheese puffs.

9--Describe your writing space/office!

It looks like a library with my desk in front of a wall of windows that look out of a small river.

10--Who is an author you admire?

Anne Rice

11--Is there a book that changed your life?

The Secret Garden.

12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be published)/Or, for indie authors, when you decided to self-publish.

This is my 25th novel so “the call” is really much more “the first review” it’s waiting to hear what my readers are going to think about the book that I hold my breath about. And the first one that came in on Forgetting to Remember “got” everything I was trying to do with this book. I wanted to write a time travel book for a long time and as well tell a really romantic story about a love that seems both meant to be and impossible and yet leaves the reader with hope.

13--What’s your favorite genre to read?

Lately actually rom-com – it’s not what I write so it’s a great distraction.

14--What’s your favorite movie?

OH too many to have a favorite but the most recent favorite is an old classic How to Steal A Million with Audrey Hepburn and the most fabulous Cartier jewelry.

15--What is your favorite season?


16--How do you like to celebrate your birthday?

Drinking champagne and eating caviar.

17--What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?

Book – Till There Was You by Lindsay Hameroff, Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer, Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan   for Rom Coms and It Could Be Worse by Dara Levan for more serious fiction and for a TV Show – The Gilded Age

18--What’s your favorite type of cuisine?

A toss-up between French, Italian and Chinese.

19--What do you do when you have free time?

Read, walk with the dog, play with the dog, hug the dog, cook for the dog.

20--What can readers expect from you next?

I’m just deciding that.


Forgetting to Remember

Discover a spellbinding love story in this dazzling time-travel adventure from the NYT bestselling author of The Last Tiara, M.J. Rose.

Setting aside grief from the fallout of the second World War and putting her energy into curating an upcoming show critical to her career as the Keeper of the Metalworks at London’s renowned Victoria and Albert Museum, Jeannine Maycroft stumbles upon a unique collection of jewel-framed miniature eye portraits—a brilliant romantic device and clandestine love token of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

One piece among the assembly intrigues her more than all the others: a twilight-blue man’s eye framed by opals shimmering with enchanting flashes of fiery color. But the beauty is just the beginning. Not only is the painting a self-portrait of one of her favorite Pre-Raphaelite artists, Ashe Lloyd Lewis, but the brooch itself is a portal eight decades into the past.

Despite being cast into an era she was never meant to be in, Jeannine and Ashe develop an immediate and passionate bond, complicated by the undeniable fact that she does not belong in 1867, and the disaster about to destroy her family and reputation in her time.

Striving to live a dual life and dangerously straddling two time periods, Jeannine fights to protect her career and her father from scandal in the present while desperately trying to save her lover’s life in the past.

Forgetting to Remember—richly embroidered with historical detail and heartbreaking conflict—is another luscious and thrilling masterpiece by M.J. Rose. A beautiful and compelling story of art, war, magic, and survival, wrapped in a love that defies time.


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About M.J. Rose

M.J. Rose

M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother's favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice... Books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it. Rose is a the Co-President and founding member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors: AuthorBuzz. She runs the blog, Museum of Mysteries. In 1998, her first novel Lip Service was the first e-book and the first self-published novel chosen by the LiteraryGuild/Doubleday Book Club as well as the first e-book to go on to be published by a mainstream New York publishing house. Rose graduated from Syracuse University and spent the '80s in advertising. She was the Creative Director of Rosenfeld Sirowitz and Lawson and she has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

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