Here are summaries and reviews of my first four books. Later publications will have their own landing pages.


A contemporary guide to surviving one of life's most difficult challenges, even when you seem to be total opposites. It's a "must have" for newlyweds and a "wish I'd known" for veterans.


Amazon Book Reviews:

I would recommend this informative yet delightful little book on marriage to those considering marriage, those married, and those forever married. The anecdotal humorous style of writing with which Ms. Rose combines her tips of success in marriage is easy to digest and eventually easy to apply to one's own marriage.- ELIZABETH TAMAYO

Her straight talk, spot-on humor, and research into what makes us want to love and then desperately search to make it last, paints a picture of what's possible after the sweetness of the wedding cake is replaced by bitter feelings. Read 7 Tips for a Successful Marriage. You'll be glad you did! -- TAMRON HALL    

A delightful memoir of the trials and tribulations of raising 4 boys while juggling motherhood, a career, and the family budget. Each chapter shows the humorous side of raising children while offering sound parenting advice.


Amazon Book Reviews:

I loved it. I believed it. The book depicted a courageous, loving, strong, and committed family accepting and living through life situations (gifts), both the good and the bad. Thanks for sharing and providing tips. I will recommend it for reading in my book club. - GLORIA GOLDEN

Raising the Roses is a book that will have you inspired from the first chapter.It will make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired as you understand the psychology of raising sons. Standing ovation to Mrs. Rose! -MARIE CAMPBELL

Tales from the Family Tree

Revised edition! Bonus stories! Now a collection of 12 stories about family relationships that cross race, time and geography. All struggle to resolve their conflicts and find their way back into each other's hearts.

Amazon Book Reviews:

This book is such a pleasure to read, and the limbs of the stories are far reaching! Everyone can find someone they know in this story, an aunt, cousin, granny, or even yourself. It's that very same relational aspect that waters the seeds of nostalgia, and perpetually blossoms the fruits of the African American family tree. This story is a must-read, and a must-read AGAIN! You'll laugh at the moments of pleasure, and cry during the moments of pain; and you'll definitely stop to prune the leaves and nurture the roots and tales of the family tree! - LADY LARUTH

I was drawn into Tales from the Family Tree from the get-go. Loved the realness of family life! Everyone can relate to some of these short stories . Modern issues, emotion, and writing skill combine to make this book an interesting read. I prefer more of a show don't tell style of writing, but enjoyed the easy style of getting the story across to the reader, and would love to read more from this author! - LYNN HOBBS 



A modern "grown folks" love story about a couple who lose their way caught up in the routine of working and raising a family. No drugs, no thugs, just a really good story about 2 people in love and the crazy friends and kin around them.

Amazon Book Reviews:

Monday Morning Blues is a realistic story about love and forgiveness. The story unfolds at a good pace, and the supportive characters will likely remind you of your own friends and family. Although this is fiction, there's a poignant message to readers: while the grass may appear greener on the other side, water where you are because the root system is stronger! - DEANITA HARRIS

Ernestine Rose has reached into the hearts and minds of many families that have endured one crisis or another. Her intense novel, Monday Morning Blues, is loaded with wonderful lessons in love, loyalty and family. Ms. Rose has spun a tale that will touch on many emotions and even bring tears at times. I thoroughly enjoyed it. You will too! Wonderful work! - B. BERRY

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