When John Barnes acquires an old book filled with intriguing handwritten notes he begins a correspondence with its previous owner--and it promises to be more than just an exchange of letters. Based on the popular short story "The People With the Roses," by Max Lucado, The Book and the Rose is set in the 1940s. It is a timeless love story about divergent paths, choices, and a meeting of hearts and ideals. VHS format. 40 min. run time.