Oranges: A Journey

Travel, Young Adult, Romance

By Rosalie Marsh

Publisher : Christal Publishing

ABOUT Rosalie Marsh

Rosalie Marsh


In the cold and damp of a British winter, young Charlotte is fascinated by the orange, which she holds in her hands. She wonders about the sunshine lands, which are warm enough to ripen oranges. A delightful contemporary novel built on a dream as young Charlotte falls asleep and dreams of those sunshine lands where oranges ripen in winter. Her dreams take her into the future; with her friend Daisy, she finds herself in Portugal where a handsome Portuguese stranger captures her heart. After the escapades in the hills near Obidos with Daisy, Charlotte's dreams take her into Andalucía, to the winter sun of southern Spain. Detailed descriptions of the Estremadura region of Portugal and the interior of Andalucía which bring to life the sights and sounds of the Iberian Peninsula as Charlotte and Daisy live life to the full. Does Charlotte find oranges? Who is the handsome Portuguese Senhor? Are they really dreams? Or reality?

I wanted to write about the many places that we had visited in Andalucia, Spain. Also the wonderful holiday that we had had in Estoril and the hills around Lisbon, Portugal. Being fascinated with oranges ripening in the winter sunshine, I turned this into a fiction story. It also introduces Charlotte to the world and is the precursor to a longer more involved saga which is still in the 'mixing pot'.

What readers say.

 “You successfully weave the inner life of your heroine with the outside world, which cannot be easy to do.” Amazon reader. France.

“Wonderful story that takes the reader to the heart of the place that Rosalie Marsh loves so much.”      Jean Mead. Author.

“Look out for this author, she is a rising talent. Read her other book on two older folks travelling on a motorbike so she is one to watch.” Haydn Jones. Amazon

“…superb setting.” Amazon reader.


“A gifted author who can bring her travels books alive. She has a wonderful sense of the ridiculous and her style as a raconteur means that the reader feels she is talking personally.”                                                                           Judith Sharman. Well-Tree-Learning on Just Us Two.