A passion for those around her has made Yolanda Streeter's life take many remarkable turns that she thinks others see as monotonous. She is a lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida, has been married for thirty-three years and is the mother of two sons. She has enjoyed teaching math and science for twenty-five years and tutors while in semi-retirement. The sign in her garden that reads, "Bloom where you're planted" is pointed to as an answer to those who ask what it is like to have lived in the same house for such a long time - one childhood home for two decades, and one adult residence for over three decades. She credits God's hand as the driving force behind her calling to teach and inspire others and finds that new and unexpected adventures give her reason to smile each day in the place where she is. Roses of Crimson is presented as Yolanda Streeter's connection to the past and the future. As a tribute to loved ones, she shares a compilation of biographical snippets and insights gained by observation of lives over the years. She introduces a variety of characters, personalities, and relationships, and tells how Christian faith gave much needed support through tough times. Some episodes give reason to laugh, while others draw deep thought and tears. The author offers an actual and interesting challenge to readers that allow them to start and continue finding and appreciating intriguing connections between seemingly unrelated subjects.