The Crystal Rose
"England, 1850: " As she makes her way through London's crowded streets, Rose Windermere is nearly knocked to the ground by a man who whispers a dire warning... and presses a letter into her hands before fleeing. The letter seems innocuous enough--merely plans for a gentleman to meet his lover. But for Rose, the mark with which it is sealed recalls her idyllic childhood in...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Mira Books
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Horribly uninteresting story. Rebecca Brandewyne has written some of my favorite and I guess no one is perfect, but I have to wonder how this even got published. Sorry to be so harsh on it, but I couldn't even finish it because of the boredom. I just didn't care what happened to any of the characters. They could've all died and I would've done an Irish Jig to express my joy at it being over.
This is on of Rebecca Brandewyne's safe books. I started it because I had read some reviews that it was clean and had an interesting story. It started off well, and I was enjoying it up to about 60% through the book and it suddenly stalled. I had to read some of my favorites just to get myself convinced that I could finish this book. I had high hopes that it would be as clean as "The Love Knot" but it failed in that category. Not bad, but for me what eventually happened seemed out of character a...more
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Rebecca lived in Knoxville and then, later, Chattanooga for the first few years of her life. After that, she and her family moved to Kansas, where she grew up, spending her summers in Alabama, visiting both sets of her grandparents. She says she's just a country girl with a dash of big city sprinkled in for spice. But having traveled extensively in the United States,...moreMore about Rebecca Brandewyne...