The Embrace of the Rose is the story of a family growing up in rural Ireland following the seismic events of the Great War and the 1916 Dublin uprising. When hostilities ceased victors and the vanquished signed a treaty. The Treaty of Versailles was meant to usher in peace and reconciliation but instead sowed the seeds of its successor, World War II. When Germany invaded Poland the nations of the world returned to the battlefield. Living as part of a remote farming community the Megan family worked their land and had little time left to concern themselves with events occurring far beyond their horizon. As they laboured in their fields the world dragged its way from crisis to chaos without mention or reference to them. Their story is a tale of romance, action and intrigue that begins when a stranger knocks on the door of their family cottage. From then on life as they knew it changed forever. Pitched into a conflict without choice or consent they live through their ordeal and emerged with the scars of encounter and a desire to see justice done.