The Rose from Sharon, the much anticipated second novel by Stuart Abrams, is an intense story about a family from Sharon, Pennsylvania, whose passions and trials by fire lead them into the circumstances that challenge the very fiber of their souls. Set in the mid-70's, The Rose from Sharon is a story established around a precious, strong willed young girl by the name of Rose Johnson. In this novel, the underpinnings of life threaten to strain the family and it is Rose's love for her family that compels her to act as the adhesive before it all goes too far. Her father Rufus is the established deacon at the largest Baptist church in town. He is a man that is well respected, yet allows himself to become lured into a situation that threatens to ruin him and destroy his family. To further add insult to injury, Rose's brother Larry, a Vietnam veteran, scarred by the ravages of the war, living in Minnesota, moves back to town. Within time, his life is in danger because of knowledge that he has from the war, as well as other situations that he finds himself in. put to the test by a mysterious visitor from her past. In the midst of the madness, Rose feels torn by her loyalties to the ones that she loves. Yet, it is her strength and integrity that helps her make the right choices. The Rose from Sharon is an intense, fiercely written story that will keep the reader on the edge waiting to find out what the next chapter will reveal.