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Rose Of The Mists (Rose Trilogy #1)

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She Met Him Where the Reeds Bend...
He was the most beautiful man Meghan had ever seen... and she watched him, young, naked, and magnificent, bathing in the still waters of a crystal pool and the gold and green light of a summer afternoon in the Irish wilds. She loved him from that moment on and for all eternity, even though love was forbidden to her. For Meghan was conside
Paperback, 387 pages
Published September 1985 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1985)
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While not a terrible book per se, this one just didn't mesh with my tastes. Here's why:

1) Insta-love between Meghan & Butler. Sometimes insta-love can work, but this is the sugary-sweet variety of "Girl sees naked man bathing & falls instantly in love with his perfection whilst becoming more aware of her hideous, imperfect self." I can believe the ignorance of superstitious people re: her birthmark, but I don't buy into her lack of esteem. (YAWN.)

2) Dull-as-dishwater delivery of backstor
Regan Walker
A very worthy first in the great Rose trilogy from Ireland!

This is the first in a trilogy of great stories where the heroine bears a birthmark somewhere on her body in the shape of a rose. The birthmark comes with the unique ability to see visions of the future, but that aspect does not detract from wonderful, well-told romances.

Set in Ireland in 1569, this first one is the story of Meghan O’Neill, a girl who has a rose birthmark on her face that makes the peasants fear her for a witch. One day,
"Flows like a charming Gaelic folktale," reads the blurb on the back cover. Rose of the Mists is the first in Laura Parker's Rose trilogy. I was instantly drawn into the book from it's first page. I loved the Irish folklore throughout the story, that was centered around beliefs in fairies, witches and curses. Native Irishwoman Meghan is believed to be a witch by her people due to a rose shaped birthmark on her left cheek. Because of this she is forced to live in secrecy, away from populated area ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ Many thanks to Untreed Reads for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Meghan O’Neill was born with a strawberry birthmark on her cheek. In the 1500s this was considered by some to mean she is marked by Satan while others thought it meant the person was the product of fairies. Raised by her nurse, Una, Meghan has been sheltered from people, hiding her mark to keep from being killed. The morning she saves the life of handsome Revelin Butler her whole life chan
Jenny Q
Started off great but by the middle I just wasn't into it anymore. Might try it again later.
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Meghan O’Neill has visions and knows she is being hunted because of the birthmark on her cheek, the red mark the villagers called the mark of Satan. Narrowly escaping with her life, Meghan made her way back to the small hut where she lived with Una, only to earn herself a scolding for losing her shawl and tearing her clothing after climbing a tree in order to save herself. Venturing out to the pond, hoping for a solitary swim, Meghan was startled when a young man appeared. She quickly hid hersel ...more
Nadine Achkar
An amazing book so far. I would definitely want to be in love how Meghan is.
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