Fifteen-year-old Natalie Cantons world is turned upside down when her mother loses her battle with cancer on Valentines Day. A fragile white rose becomes Natalies only tangible link between the mother she lost and the hope she desperately needs to find. When Natalies father sends her to Nevada for Christmas to visit her aunts ranch. Shortly after her arrival, Natalies rose slips out of her coat pocket, undetected, and falls into the riding corral. The next day, a pure white horse, presumably a stray, stands where the rose fell. With each passing day as she rides and cares for Rose, Natalie learns to accept death as a season of life. Natalies Rose is a simple, metaphorical story of comfort and assurance for all of us who struggle with death. Love never dies.