The Rosefields of Zion

by Marilyn Brown

Rosefields of zion

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It is 1925, and the government wants to purchase the Rosefield family farm at the mouth of Zion National Park to build a visitor's center. Bradley and Ellen Rosefield refuse to sell. When they pass away, the two oldest Rosefield boys assign their sister Marissa to retrieve the land title from the St. George courthouse. There she meets a debonair government official from New York who sweeps her off her feet. But are his intensions honorable? Facing suspicion of murder and intrigue, Marissa and her brothers reveal strength of character they didn't know they possessed. The Rosefields of Zion celebrates the majesty of a landscape like none other on earth, while honoring the steadfast residents determined to stay true to their faith.

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PublishedCurrawong Press ( January 14, 2014)

About the Author

Marilyn Brown

MARILYN MCMEEN BROWN is fascinated with history. She believes in her “butterfly wing theory,” that every human being who ever lived—no matter how seemingly insignificant—makes choices that impact our lives today. Storytelling is a way to give immediacy to those who have passed on. Their lives can inspire us to focus on our own critical choices. Marilyn earned master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and has garnered many local and state writing awards. She established the annual thousand-dollar Marilyn Brown Novel Award ( for unpublished novels. She hopes to inspire others to write genuine stories honoring the actual figures who have influenced our lives. For more information about Marilyn or her books, please visit or contact her at

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I loved this captivating and beautiful novel with endearing characters, a lot of real history, and a compelling story.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

In The Rosefields of Zion the reader enters seamlessly into another time (the early 20th Centuy) and place--Southern Utah and Zion National Park (now--not then). There are poetic descriptions of the area, and accurate details about the era that make the story so real. She based her novel on an actual family, and created her own endearing fictitious one. Marissa, her heroine, is just that--a heroine for rising above the difficult circumstances and even the less than ideal outcome of her life. There was enough mystery, intrigue, and surprise in the plot to keep you turning the pages. Ms. Brown is an extremely talented writer who will surely take her place among the great Mormon writers of her time. I loved The Rosefields of Zion!

I was disappointed
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I was really excited to read this book, but was sadly disappointed by the material. The author added a suggestive bedroom scene that made me feel really uncomfortable and there was some crude language as well.

Gripping story set in a beautiful location
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have read alot of Marilyn's books, and they all have a certain beauty about them that could be descriptive, on one hand and historical on another hand. She really does her home work when it comes to researching the history of a location. And she writes about the places in a most beautiful manner. This book has all that beauty. You feel like you want to go to southern Utah and learn more of the history of the people there. She also has endearing characters in this book. And, an exciting gripping plot that never lets you down. The momentum is there with a complex plot with many twists and turns. It is a romantic, historical and mystery book all at the same time. I enjoyed it immensely.

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