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Rose O' the River

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From the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm comes a story of life and love in a quaint logging village on the mighty Saco River in Maine.

The residents of Edgewood and Pleasant Valley have always known Rose Wiley and Stephen Waterman were made for each other. Stephen’s considered the catch of the town—strong, handsome, educated, and dependable—and he’s never h...more
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Published February 14th 2012 by Legacy Romance (first published 1905)
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This is such a charming little old-fashioned romance. Rose Wiley, the prettiest girl in her little Maine village, seems on the way to marriage and happiness with a fine young man, Stephen Waterman, but she is not quite contented. Rose is a sweet girl, but she has a few things to learn about life—she doesn't quite realize just what an admirable man Stephen is, or how much it means to be loved by him. She has qualms about being a farmer's wife, having dreams of tasting city glamor, so when a neigh...more
This was a nice little story about a country girl who thinks she might want more than the country -- and her fiance -- offers. I like this sort of thing, from this time period, though the author used rather too much "dialect" in her characters' conversation for my taste. I know it was a convention of the time, but it makes it hard to read as one puzzles out the phonetic spellings. I'm glad we've mostly done away with this convention in contemporary fiction, because it's annoying.

Anyhow, once we...more
Fairly short. Readable if one has nothing better to do, but there was too much that didn't interest me about the moving of the logs down the stream, and I didn't care that much for Rose's grandparents' querulous ways.
Rose is not quite twenty, and is the beauty of the region. She doesn't think too deeply about things. When Stephen, who has loved her for as long as they've known each other, keeps proposing marriage, she finally says yes because she is convinced of his goodness and kindness and she...more
Dec 30, 2012 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This short story is about a young, beautiful girl with all the choice of men at her feet. Through the story she grows out of her selfish desires and vain idols and realizes what is truly important and beautiful in another's character and to a better understanding of what love really means. It is also the story of a young man, though not the most handsome man around, yet the one with the most handsome and self-sacrificing character and love around. There are some flaws in the story concerning oth...more
Steven Walle
This was a very delightful read. I can't believe it took me this long to read it. I put it down and forgot about it. I found that it is a good read cover to cover. Enjoy!
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