Author Archives: SCLMRose

About SCLMRose

Having retired from the business world, Rosalinda is now pursuing her great love of books by catching up on her reading which she had no time before. She also writes historical novels and rose gardening articles and is the editor of the award-winning newsletter, The Charleston Rose. All her books (The Wentworth Legacy, The Iron Butterfly, and BAHALA NA (Come What May) are available at On her spare time, she enjoys gardening and volunteering in her neighborhood.

Have you ever grown potatoes?

I like gardening but for an occasional tomato, I never planted any other vegetables or root crops. I’m a flower gardener and I love all kinds of flowers but my favorites are roses. Lately, I’m venturing into new territory. I love … Continue reading

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How many red roses do you have in your garden?

Today is National Red Rose Day. A red rose conjures of romantic love, passion, respect and courage. In celebration of the National Red Rose Day, I’m listing the red roses in my garden. I have 21 red roses, 17 varieties. … Continue reading

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      Lest we forget, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s wars. Established in the 1860s during the American Civil War, Memorial Day tapped into the general human need to … Continue reading

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BAHALA NA (Come What May) reduced price in time for Memorial Day

  With Memorial Day approaching, I am offering “BAHALA NA (Come What May)” on Kindle at a discounted price of $2.99 for a limited time starting today. “BAHALA NA (Come What May)” is dedicated to the men of the armed forces … Continue reading

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English is not my native language but I am curious enough to learn a new word all the time. When I read a book and come upon a new word, I have a habit of checking it in my Webster’s … Continue reading

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Rose Glossary

      Here is a Rose Glossary to help you understand some rose terms and enjoy your rose gardening hobby to the fullest.   AARS – All American Rose Selections AGRS – American Garden Rose Selections ADR rose – … Continue reading

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What was the inspiration for your recent novel, “The Wentworth Legacy”?

I’ve been asked a few times about my inspiration for “The Wentworth Legacy” and so here it is. When we moved to Long Island in 1971, I was exposed to the life of the old money. My mother-in-law had remarried after … Continue reading

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