The Heirloom

The answer to the biggest question of her life lies in someone else’s past

Shea Anderson’s beloved nonna had endless rules for a happy, healthy life: avoid owls, never put a hat on a bed, and never, ever accept a marriage proposal that comes with an heirloom ring. Happily ever after is hard enough without bad karma in the mix.

Naturally, panic sets in when Shea’s boyfriend, John, proposes with an heirloom ring. Yes is her answer, but Nonna’s warning sets Shea on a mission to ensure the ring contains forever energy: She will find its previous owners wherever they may be. With the help of her over protective big sister and a nosy journalist eager for a big story, Shea embarks on a journey that takes her from Los Angeles and New York to Italy and Portugal.

Sophisticated, cinematic, and full of lively observations, The Heirloom is a diamond-sharp read for everyone who’s ever tried to make their own good luck.


“Heartfelt and beautifully told, The Heirloom is mystery wrapped in a love story that calls into question the very subjective meaning we attach to family stories. Five stars for sure.”– Annabel Monaghan author of Nora Goes Off Script & Same Time Next Summer

“Heartfelt and hilarious… A must-read for anyone who has ever dated to shape their own destiny. ” – Jo Piazza author of The Sicilian Inheritance

“An earnest exploration of the trauma that can follow the children of divorce into adulthood. . . that emphasizes female autonomy and independence.”Kirkus

“Rosen’s captivating debut features strong family ties, tons of superstition, and romance. Rebecca Serle fans will enjoy this novel.” -Booklist


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