Former broadcasting journalist, Kiwi-born author, Hilary Roots went the South Pacific island for a five day holiday in 1975. Destiny sowed an unexpected path, scattering it with joys and sorrows. Her life's companion, a Swiss-German scuba-diver and artist, worked hard and enjoyed life. One Rose in Bali is the finale to their decades-long adventure. The story tells itself. It is a cautionary travel tale. Tender, spirited, now and then harsh.