Rose Lavis Shares Poignant, Bittersweet New Memoir

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‘Rose’s World’ tells author’s personal story of determination, growth, redemption.

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Life is what you choose it to be. I choose to make my life magnificent. You are what you think you are. You are who you think you are.

Rose Lavis chronicles her journey from darkness and suffering into a world filled with light, laughter and love in her autobiography, “Rose’s World” (published by iUniverse).

“‘Rose’s World’ is my life story,” Lavis explains. “My childhood included physical, mental and sexual abuse and living in children’s shelters and skid row hotel rooms. The words ‘you’re useless, no good for nothing, no one wants you, no one will ever want you’ were ingrained in my soul before the age of five.”

Born the second of five children to a mentally ill mother and a violent, alcoholic father, Lavis’ childhood was filled with trauma, abuse and uncertainty. After spending years moving from one children’s shelter to the next, she found an inner strength and resolved to rise above her circumstances.

Lavis shares. “The hole in my soul I carried from childhood took me fifty years to fill.” As Rose’s life unfolds and rebuilds she discovers new possibilities, a new spirituality and a new self, ultimately taking control of her tomorrows. “Life is what you make it,” Lavis tells readers. “Life is what you choose it to be. I choose to make my life magnificent. You are what you think you are. You are who you think you are.”

“Rose’s World”
By Rose Lavis
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9780595711956
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9780595475599
E-Book | ISBN 9780595918270
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Rose Lavis is a mother and grandmother who has devoted many years to caring for foster and homeless children in her home. A fundraiser, volunteer worker, coordinator, advocate, entrepreneur and public speaker, she has been nominated twice for Citizen of the Year and was recognized by the British Columbia government for her service to the community. She is also the author of three children’s books: “The Girl Who Tamed Her Wonder Worm,” “Christopher’s New Suit” and “Here Comes Trouble & Double Trouble.” All true stories. More information is available at

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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