After the Rose is the third part in the trilogy "The Mystery of the Wooden Rose' and is the culmination of an evocative story that begins when young Gypsy lad Eddie carves a token for his childhood sweetheart. In this latest book, "After the Rose,' Alina,a White Witch, is asked by the police to help with a cold case, a missing teenager, and in spite of the risk to herself, and the challenges she might face, she agrees. She has made a promise to the Goddess to help those in need whenever she can, hoping and believing that good deeds will in some way break the curse made by her ancestor Mary so long ago. Alina's pagan faith has taught her that what you put out comes back to you threefold and her mission is to break the curse so that it no longer affects anyone, especially the children that she hopes to have in the future. Every month, in the dark of the Moon, she performs her banishing ritual. Will this be enough, or will Alina's future happiness be marred by sins of the past? In the first book, "The Wooden Rose,' Alina finds the token 100 years after it was lost, and this sparks a chain of events at a time in her life when she has lost everything that she holds dear to her. Embarking on a new path, she solves a mystery, finds love, and reconnects with her roots through the appearance of a ghost. In the second book, a prequel, "Before the Rose,' the Gypsy's curse is revealed and we learn that it is not just the sins of the fathers that come back to haunt us, but also the sins of the mothers.