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The Wild Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
The Wild Rose
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The Wild Rose is a part of the sweeping, multi-generational saga that began with The Tea Rose and continued with The Winter Rose. It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits ofendurance in the most forbidding... show more
The Wild Rose is a part of the sweeping, multi-generational saga that began with The Tea Rose and continued with The Winter Rose. It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits ofendurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. Into this volatile time, Jennifer Donnelly places her vivid and memorable characters: Willa Alden, a passionate mountain climber who lost her leg while summiting Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan, and who will never forgive him for saving her life; Seamus Finnegan, a polar explorer who tries to forget Willa as he marries a beautiful young schoolteacher back home in England; Max von Brandt, a handsome German sophisticate who courts high society women, but has a secret agenda in wartime London. Many other beloved characters from The Winter Rose continue their adventures in The Wild Rose as well. With myriad twists and turns, thrilling cliffhangers, and fabulous period detail and atmosphere, The Wild Rose provides a highly satisfying conclusion to an unforgettable trilogy. Praise for The Winter Rose “If Jennifer Donnelly doesn’t watch out, she’s going to get a reputation. With the publication of The Winter Rose, she proves that her first fast, fat and fun historical novel—The Tea Rose—wasn’t a fluke. She’s a master of pacing and plot, with enough high points scattered throughout to keep your pulse racing . . . I read the last third at near-choking speed . . . I imagine you will, too.” —Washington Post Book World “I loved this book. It is truly seductive, hard to put down, filled with mystery, secret passions, unique locations, and a most engaging heroine . . . She captivates from the first page to the last.” —Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of A Woman of Substance and Playing the Game “Mix Gangs of New York, Romeo and Juliet, and Oliver Twist, and get a passionate tale propelled by sophisticated plotting, cleverly disguised motives, and intriguingly entangled characters.” —Booklist “A lush story of epic proportions . . . Donnelly peoples her book with larger-than-life characters whose tragedies and triumphs lift your heart and soul.” —Romantic Times Book Review
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781401301040 (1401301045)
ASIN: 1401301045
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: The Tea Rose (#3)
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Blue Cat Review
Blue Cat Review rated it
4.0 The Wild Rose
I flew through the first half of this book and then seemed to get stalled. This book isn't quite like the first two. But then I picked it up again and finished it in one long day. By immersing myself in it, I got involved with it again. This book had to bring all the loose ends together and tie them...
ChristyM
ChristyM rated it
4.0 Der Abschluss der Rosen-Trilogie
Dieser Teil ist auf Seamie und Willa fokussiert, weshalb man sich Verlauf und Ende der Geschichte schon ausmalen kann. Der Weg bis zum Ende ist sehr holprig und steinig und umfasst Themen wie Spionage, den arabischer Unabhängigkeitskampf, Drogensucht, Kriegstrauma, Frauenwahlrecht, Mord und die geli...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
2.0 The Wild Rose
1.5 stars*sigh* I really loved The Tea Rose and liked the follow-up, The Winter Rose. But The Wild Rose? Oy, it has many issues, many of which unfortunately are caused by its predecessors. Such as each book featuring someone first marrying the wrong person (or almost doing so), but have no fear! The...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 The Wild Rose
A huge book, this end to the roses trilogy does not disappoint. While I would suggest that readers should read The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose first, this book was a rolicking ride through history with close scrapes and epic romance.
Ladybug's Doodles
Ladybug's Doodles rated it
2.0 The Wild Rose
Was a good read, but I just could not get into it like I did The Tea Rose. As I was reading it, all I could think is: "I wish this book and series would just end". Willa's problems with her leg did not seem believable with the time period. Her drug addiction, opiates are highly addictive, never af...
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