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4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A legion of men knew her as the Wild Rose. But only one knew her secret... The Wild Rose was the title she had taken and the legend she had created -- the beautiful blond aristocrat who roved the highroads at the side of England's most notorious highwayman -- and matched him, valor for valor, reckless deed by reckless deed... But the Wild Rose was more than a legend. She w ...more
Paperback, first, 640 pages
Published September 1st 1979 by Popular Library (first published 1979)
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Karla
Apr 08, 2010 Karla rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like their couples to love early on in the story
Bailed on page 284, so the rating is for what I did read. I finally tossed this aside because I felt that the story hadn't progressed much in nearly 300 pages. For what had happened so far, I felt it could have been edited down without losing a thing. So, in short, I got bored reading about not very interesting events. Once I reached "Part 2", I set it down and didn't really care to know what happened next, even though Part 1 left off on a big ol' cliffhanger.

The slim plot that consumed 284 page
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Tina
One of THE best historical romance I've read in 10 years. Right up there with all the greats like Katherine Woodiwiss.

This book will make you cry, make you laugh, you wont be able to put this book down! Incredible love story about a beautiful girl and her infamous highwayman lover. And her heartbreaks...

Steam: very steamy.

This is an old book, so its a very unPC book, meaning you'll see some beatings, rapes, and other plot twisters, however, the hero and heroine never knowingly betray one anothe
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Tiffany
Mar 18, 2014 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers-for-life
One of the old school bodice ripper keepers. It's a shame they don't make these novels like this anymore. The heros and heroines nowadays just don't have the character depth and non-superficial plot schemes that the novels of the 70's and 80's did. This is the only novel written under the pen name Rosamond Royal, as her real name is Jeanne Hines, in which she wrote gothics and the even more famous pen name of Valerie Sherwood, in which she wrote most of her historical romances under. I have read ...more
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Nov 20, 2010 Lorelle rated it really liked it
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I read this book in junior high. It was quite risque. I'm not sure how I would feel about it if I read it today, but I LOVED it when I read it. Best book ever at that point.
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Jeanne Hines was born on 1922 in West Virginia, USA. She grew up in a very traditional atmosphere, but she wanted more. "My family thought I'd be just like everybody else, get married and stop," says she. "I'm a real character. I'm not really like anybody I know.".

Jeanne worked as a reporter and fashion magazine illustrator, later she started to wrote gothic novels from 1973 to 1977, until, like
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