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The Wild Rose (The Tea Rose #3)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  6,320 ratings  ·  701 reviews
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 of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. Into this volatile time, Jennifer Donnelly places her vivid and memorable characters, continuing the story of the Finnegan family. With fabulous period detail, myriad twists and turns, ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Hachette Books
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Naomi depressing...I can't believe I am giving this only two stars. I have been waiting for this book to come out and was INCREDIBLY excited to see it on NetGalley and even more priveledged that I was allowed to read an ARC. On that note, this isn't Jennifer Donnelly's finest work. Her other books, including her YA books have received nothing less than 4 stars from me. I found this one disappointing, forced and predictable though..and def. not up to her "standard" of writing.

Second, there w
Eleni Ouzouni
Αν μπορούσα να περιγράψω με μια λέξη το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο αυτό θα ήταν απογοήτευση! Αν και έχουν περάσει αρκετά χρόνια από όταν πρωτο διάβασα τα δύο πρώτα βιβλία της τριλογίας ακόμα θυμάμαι με κάθε λεπτομέρεια κάθε συναίσθημα που μου άφησαν. Δυστυχώς αυτό δε το βρήκα στο "Άγριο Τριαντάφυλλο".

Βρισκόμαστε οχτώ χρονιά μετά τα γεγονότα από το "Τριαντάφυλλο του χειμώνα". Ο Σέιμι επιστρέφει στο Λονδίνο μετά από ένα ακόμη ταξίδι του. Όσα χρόνια και αν έχουν περάσει δεν μπορεί να ξεχάσει τον μεγάλου τ
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Got my hands on an advance copy and all I can say is … WOW!! If Tea Rose and Winter Rose were turned up to 11 in terms of drama, emotion, plot twists and unforgettable characters, Wild Rose is turned up to – I don’t know – 12? 20?? This absolutely lives up to its predecessors, and then some. It’s tied with Winter Rose for my favorite of the three … but everyone has a different favorite for different reasons!

I could gush for pages, as this is very fresh on my mind – but I don’t want to steal ever
I kind of knew that I wasn't going to like this book after I finished reading the second book in the series, The Winter Rose. You, the Rose Trilogy follows the lives of the Finnegan Siblings, Fiona, Sid and Seamie. I loved Fiona and Sid. Seamie not as much and Willa, his love interest, really not at all. That's the major problem with this book. Seamie and Willa are just not as likable as Fiona and Joe and Sid and India. Unlike the first two couples, Seamie and Willa are priviledge. They were edu ...more
This book is a whopper coming in at over 600 pages and set in locales across the world from 1914-1918. But let me tell you, do not be discouraged by its size. This is an amazing book. It's the third book in the Rose series by Jennifer Donnelly and its release has been very much waited for.

I don't even know where to begin. Ms.Donnelly has done such an amazing job with her research. She was very thorough and included some very important and relevant historical facts. And she did justice to them.

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Melissa (ladybug)
Nov 18, 2015 Melissa (ladybug) rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical fiction/romance lovers
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Wow...that ending is I am still mind boggled. I need a few hours, or days, to gather my thoughts.

Although the information on the issue in the Middle East during the early 20th century was a bit bias, I still found the immense detail included to be extremely entertaining and intriguing. This historical fiction centers around the events prior, during, and after World War 1, and all the while the author was able to captivate readers with the characters and their struggles, and t
Afton Nelson
I hated just about every character in this book. But I especially disliked Willa; selfish, reactionary, overly dramatic, self-destructive, stupid Willa. When she and Seamie started their adulterous affair, I hated him too. In fact, I kind of hoped that one of the other or both would just die and let me finish the book in peace, maybe with the focus on Sid and India's military rehabilitation hospital, or on Katie's overly ambitious personal goals. But no. Spoiler Alert: they didn't die. They kept ...more
The Wild Rose takes place a few years after The Winter Rose. Seamus Finnegan is is a famous explorer. After an accident on Kilimanjaro that leaves his friend and love, Willa Alden hurt physically and emotionally, he must try to pick up the pieces of his life and try and move on. This is after he is left while Willa races away from her problems to Tibet.

True to the other books (The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose) we see what is going on with other members of the Finnegan and Bristow family. Fiona
I just finished this book last night and I am still reeling. I just can't believe that this series is over! I loved it so much. Jennifer is an amazing writer, she has a serious talent for weaving such emotional, vivid,and interesting stories. I just love the way she describes the settings in the book and has facts to add that don't take away from the plot or character development. When I started the Wild Rose, I was slightly concerned that it may not be the conclusion to the series that I was ho ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Πέρασαν 9 χρόνια από τότε που κυκλοφόρησε "Το Τριανταφυλλάκι" και 3 χρόνια από την κυκλοφορία του "Άγριου Τριαντάφυλλου", τα δύο πρώτα βιβλία της επικής τριλογίας της Donnelly, και 2 από τότε που τα διάβασα κι εγώ η ίδια. Και όμως, παρά το μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα που μεσολάβησε, θυμόμουν κάθε λεπτομέρεια, κάθε μικρό ή μεγάλο βήμα των πρωταγωνιστών της, κάθε χαρά και λύπη που πέρασαν, κάθε συναίσθημα που βίωσαν και μοιράστηκαν μαζί μας. Και μπορεί να υπήρξαν στιγμές που η λαχτάρα μου να διαβάσω τ ...more
I'm kind of sad that it's the last of this wonderful trilogy. I've really gotten to know the characters intimately during the course of this storyline. It's been sad, joyous, interesting, astonishing, and a really great ride.

The first of the trilogy really held me enthralled throughout the entire story of these amazing, yet real, characters. By the time I got around to reading this I had forgotten a lot, but somehow it all meshed together and the characters drew me into their lives once again.

Even though I had a hard time getting into this third story in the series I kept reading. I'm so glad I did because I really enjoyed the story of Seamie and Willa. I can't say that it was my favorite of the three books but like the other two books the writing was incredible. I love how Donnelly weaves her stories and intertwines her characters. I'm sad that this is the last book in this series, I'll miss these character.
I'm looking forward to reading Donnelly's Revolution and Northern Light.
Lisa Miller
Loved, loved, loved this entire trilogy!!! And this 3rd and final book surely did not disappoint. All 3 books were equally as good, but I would probably have to say that my favorite was The Tea Rose. All in all an amazing saga with strong characters ( Fiona Finnegan my absolute favorite), skillful writing, and many twists and turns along the way! Long and detailed but worth the time invested. These books became a real "guilty pleasure". Sigh
M. ~ B&B
I absolutely love the complexity that these stories hold. Jennifer Donnelly tells several stories at once and makes them intertwine in the most unlikely way. I love the historical detail she put into this and all the historical information reading this romance gives you. There were some predictable turns of events, but overall this story is so good and all-encompassing, that I don't care if some elements were predictable. Of course I wanted Willa and Seamie together, but it didn't bother me when ...more
I cannot wait to read this one!!! OMG!!!!
This started a little slow for me. Though not due to lack of plot(s). Don’t worry out there. Donnelly has outdone herself with plots. So many intertwined threads it wasn’t until about page 250 that I realized how they were beginning to be combined. Thus, it’s actually the multitude of plots…some left over from The Winter Rose…that clog up the reading speed.

There just isn’t that “I can’t put this down” feeling in the beginning of this one. I think it’s because that spark of love between the main

Author Jennifer Donnelly beautifully brings her "Rose" trilogy to a lovely and fine ending with The Wild Rose. Donnelly smartly recaps the history of the saga's characters and stories so that a new reader is not lost, and anyone who read the prior books, The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose are reminded of where we left those characters.

Again, in this Rose book as in the previous two, Donnelly's attention to period detail paints a vivid picture of the world between 1913 and 1919. I enjoyed the mult
Notes: I read the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book. The book will be published on August 2nd.

Eight years ago Willa Alden had it all. She was on a climbing expedition (climbing being her passion) with the man she loved beside her. In a moment, everything changed. Tragedy struck, and an accident claimed her leg and almost her life. Sometimes in the heat of the moment, in the rage of passion, or in the midst of an uncontrollable sadness or anger a person may say something they would otherwis
Nelly Petrianidi
Η τριλογια ολοκληρωνεται με "το αγριο τριανταφυλλο" το οποιο μαγευτικα καλογραμμενο και συγκλονιστικο οπως τα δυο προηγουμενα,τελειωνοντας μας αφηνει ενα αισθημα αγαπης που θα μεινει για παντα στην καρδια μας για ολους τους ηρωες των βιβλιων...Ολοι ειχαν τα θετικα και τα αρνητικα στοιχεια στους χαρακτηρες τους,ολοι εκαναν λαθη,καποιοι τα διορθωσαν,αλλοι οχι,ολοι κερδισαν την αγαπη ή το μισος μας...αλλα ακομα και αν τους μισησαμε,το συναισθημα που μας δημιουργησαν ηταν τοσο εντονο,που αξιζουν συγ ...more
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Wonderful series!!! My only complaint with this book is that the ending was tied up too neatly for me. Not that it wasn't the ending I would have wanted but it didn't seem to fit with all the struggles that that Seamie and Willa endured. I would have wrote a much different ending for Max too.
Chrissa Vasileiou
Δε θυμάμαι πότε ήταν η τελευταία φορά που ΜΙΣΗΣΑ ηρωίδα βιβλίου..Όχι απλά να μη μου άρεσε,να μη με ενθουσίασε,να με άφησε αδιάφορη..Να θέλω να τη δω να ΨΟΦΑΕΙ από την πρώτη σελίδα.Για να μην το θυμάμαι,μάλλον πάει πολύς καιρός.Γουίλα Όλντεν,πες αλεύρι...
Δε μου άρεσε αυτό το ζευγάρι,του Σέιμι με τη Γουίλα,από το δεύτερο βιβλίο κιόλας.Τη ψυλλιάστηκα τη συνέχεια και χαλάστηκα,έλα μου όμως που ήθελα να τελειώσω τη ρημάδα την τριλογία..Και πραγματικά,ευχαριστήθηκα όλες τις παράλληλες ιστορίες,χάρηκα
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I have to warn you:
You will be offended by my rew. Especially people that are firmly in the 'Jenny rocks/Willa is selfish' camp.

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It's 1914. England is about to declare war on Germany. The world is going to change forever, yet no one can dream of the devastation about to engulf the human race. Women are fighting for the right to vote. Explorers have landed on the South Pole and many are fighting to reach the peaks of the Himalayas. Set within this tumultuous time are Seamus Finnegan and Willa Alden, two people so meant to be together, yet so devastatingly torn apart.

Having successfully reached the South Pole, Seamus has be
If we had a rating system with half stars I'd give this 3.5 stars.

Like many other fans of Jennifer Donnelly I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this third and final installment of the Rose trilogy.

I've read and enjoyed all of Jennifer Donnelly's novels and this one is no exception. I read 'The Tea Rose' and 'The Winter Rose' back in 2007 so to refresh my memory before I picked up the conclusion to the trilogy I read a bit of the ending from 'Winter Rose'. I loved the Winter Rose and c
Holly Weiss
Jam-packed with history, romance and adventure

Called by The Washington Post Book World as “a master of pacing and plot,” Donnelly paints with a vivid palette of espionage, blackmail, steamy romance, exotic places, women’s suffrage and politics. She is a born storyteller. The Wild Rose, her final installment of a trilogy is jam-packed with historical fiction, romance and adventure.

Drink mint tea in a Bedouin tent after desert wanderings sustained only by water, dates and courage. Ride an omnibus
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