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The Silver Rose

(The Dark Queen Saga #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,689 ratings  ·  79 reviews
From Brittany's fog-shrouded forests to the elegant dark heart of Paris's royal court, one woman must challenge a country's destiny-and her own dangerous fate.

France, 1585. She is the youngest and most powerful of the "Sisters of Faire Isle," women known far and wide for their extraordinary mystical abilities. Skilled in healing and able to forecast the future of those
Paperback, 515 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Ballantine Books
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Rio (Lynne)
Nov 13, 2011 rated it liked it
I found this book (the 3rd in the series) to be very slow paced. The Cheney sisters are wise women. In this one Miri, the youngest of the sisters comes into her own. Simon, the evil witch hunter aka her forbidden love since book 1, comes back to Fair Isle in need of her help. In the prior 2 books, Catherine de Medici was the sister's worst enemy between good and bad witchery, but in this book we are introduced to The Silver Rose. I won't go into much detail for spoiler alerts, but for fans of ...more
Mar 15, 2007 rated it it was ok
The only way I'll be happy with this book is if Wolf gets his own story. I think this one stretched the belief of forgiveness. Maybe I'm just cold hearted. But the most endearing and entertaining character (Mr. Wolf) would be much worthier of a book than the insipid Mirry and her miraculously (and suddenly) changed boyfriend.
Jul 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
By far the most boring of the trilogy. Miri is just not an interesting character to devote an entire book to.
Jordan Taylor
Dec 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
"The Silver Rose" opens with Miri Cheney, the youngest of her sisters, just having arrived back at Faire Isle, her beloved home. However, trouble arises almost immediately after her arrival when Simon Aristide, a man she once loved before he betrayed her, shows up unexpectedly. He tells her about a new evil force of witches that are rising, led by a mysterious unknown woman called the Silver Rose. Despite misgivings about how much she can trust Simon, Miri follows him on his quest, and finds ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I remember seeing these series on the shelves at my local library when I was growing up. I'm grateful to return to them now. The mystical and historical settings are entrancing- a special magic island off the coast of France! Unfortunately this book fell a bit flat for me.
Miri and Simon share a troubled history. He was (is) a witch-hunter, she is a "daughter of the earth" (witch). His infatuation of her beauty led him to ignore her powers and to protect her, though his witch-hunting activities
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lovely historical romance and I had not read book 2 or 3. Really great characters and the story was fun
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series about the Cheney sisters. This one focused on Miri, the youngest sister, and her love/hate relationship with a witch hunter.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the Witch elements of these books and the problem solving that they go through together. I have not read the other 2 in the series but this one was great
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite Cheney sister - it was wonderful to see Miri set things to rights.
Mary Beth
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great series!
Dec 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting story! I’m glad to see a new threat introduced besides The Dark Queen herself. It’s also nice to see Miri finally ‘grown up’ and I enjoyed watching her character develop throughout the three novels. She still maintains a bit of her naivete, yet most of it is gone because of what went on between her and Simon in the previous book.

I was so glad to see Martin Le Loup was back for this book! I loved him as the comic relief, and he gets even more comical when he squares off
Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
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Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Silver Rose takes you into the world of the youngest Cheney sister Miri who has returned to the Island of Faire Isle, because she missed her home, but nothing is as she remembers it. Women can no longer come here searching for a place where they are safe from the eyes of the world, The world is now a place that hunts down witches and burns them at the stake, Fair Isle used to be a place of refuge for Daughters of the Earth to come, a place of safety where they could gather together, and ...more
Janet Miller
Dec 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
From Brittany’s fog-shrouded forests to the elegant dark heart of Paris’s royal court, one woman must challenge a country’s destiny–and her own dangerous fate.

France, 1585. She is the youngest and most powerful of the “Sisters of Faire Isle,” women known far and wide for their extraordinary mystical abilities. Skilled in healing and able to forecast the future of those aro ...more From Brittany’s fog-shrouded forests to the elegant dark heart of Paris’s royal court, one woman must challenge a
Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
The Silver Rose by Susan Carroll is a romantic fantasy. I like Carroll's writing style. Her books flow so well that the read goes quickly and sometimes quick reads seem just right . This is the story of Miri Cheney, the youngest of the Cheney sisters, known also as The Lady of the Woods. She has an affinity with animals - can talk with them, relate to them and heal them. Sometimes she even heals humans. She lives in an isolated cottage deep in the woods with Necromancer, a black cat with white ...more
Christy B
At first, reading The Silver Rose, I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as the others, but after finishing, I realized that this was probably my favorite of the series.

The Silver Rose focuses on the youngest Cheney sister: Miri. Miri is probably the most powerful of the Cheney sisters, due to her ability to communicate with animals, her gift for healing, and her ability to see the future. She's also a bit of a spitfire. Due to being the youngest, Miri no doubt had been seen as fragile, and
Andy Kornylo
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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In The Dark Queen, Ariane found her happy ending with the Comte de Renard. In The Courtesan, Gabrielle found her happy ending with Captain Remy. But what about the final Cheney sister? Miri seemed to be living an okay life when The Courtesan ended, but when The Silver Rose begins, she isn’t happy. It’s been ten years and her family has been exiled from the Faire Isles due to being traitors and practicing witchcraft.
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Apparently, this was the third in a series; I didn't realize it until I had already started the book, so I continued on with the hope that the author wrote well enough that this book would stand alone without the previous books. And I wasn't let down. The important details from the previous books are scattered throughout the novel in such a way that I didn't feel like I was missing important parts of Miri's background, and there wasn't so much that had I read the other books I would have felt ...more
The Silver Rose continues the saga of the three sisters of Fair Isle. This one concentrates on Miribelle, the youngest also called Lady Of The Wood.
The witch hunter Le Belafre has been ordered by Catherine DeMedici to wipe out the new coven of The Silver Rose. No one knows exactly who The Silver Rose is but anyone who handles a silver rose dies and Catherine after an attempt on her own life and hearing rumors that they have the Book Of Shadows wants to know who she is.
Never would Martin Le Loup
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Silver Rose is romantic in a wonderfully old-fashioned way. This is a book to sigh over gustily.

Witch hunter Simon Aristrid is weary from a life time of trying to fight evil. As the story opens, he is beginning to admit how harmful some of his own actions may have been. Lady of the Woods, Miri Cheney, is the youngest of three wise women sisters. She is unforgettably beautiful, good and innocent, and is living in a little cottage in the woods where she can speak to and heal animals.
It is like
I saw that many reviewers said this was their favorite in the series, but I didn't agree. Maybe it was because I didn't like Miri as much as the other sisters, or because I read them all in such quick succession that Carroll's writing started to grate on me.

The book seemed a bit repetitive. I got tired of the internal monologues or Miri and Simon where they went on for paragraphs at a time about how they knew they couldn't have one another, and how could they ever move past what had happened
"The Silver Rose" is the third book of Susan Carroll's Dark Queen Saga. It's now Miri Cheney's turn for an adventure as she and infamous witch-hunter Simon Aristride try to stop the new force of evil in 1580's France: The Silver Rose. However the Silver Rose is not as much of a threat to Miri as the return of her adoring suitor, the Wolf, who carries a dangerous secret of his own. By teaming up with Simon, Miri and him defy the throne and the Cheney family to put a stop to the greatest evil ...more
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
It's been ten years since Gabrielle and Remy escaped the clutches of the Dark Queen. But, life for the Chaney sisters has not returned to normal. Branded as witches, both Ariane and Gabrielle have had to flee France and abandon Faire Isle. Only Miri has been allowed to continue as she always did. But, Miri is desperately unhappy. Known for her magical ability with animals, Miri has returned to Faire Isle looking for her place. But, she's been unable to find it.

When a coven of witches, led by
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Miribelle Cheney, daughter of the earth and sister to the Lady of Faire Isle, has returned home from exile only to have her peace interrupted by Simon Aristide, famed witch-hunter, and the sinister plans of a dark sisterhood. To battle evil and put a stop to the sorceress called Silver Rose, Mri finds herself partnered with the witch-hunter who has destroyed her family and heart and the Dark Queen, Catherine de Medici.

Third in The Dark Queen Saga, The Silver Rose completes the stories of the
Shelley Stoker
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Light historical romance fans; Light paranormal romance fans

This was by far, THE BEST out of all THE DARK QUEEN novels. It's the ultimate "beauty and beast" story, exploring so much about "the grey areas" of life, and love, and challenging traditional notions of good vs. evil.

It's the darkest in the series by far, with delicious sexual tension, and a truly unique villainess. I fell in love with new "daughter of the earth" Meg, and Simon Aristide is the kind of anti-hero that had me swooning. I've loved Miri Cheney the most since book one, and this was a

Jun 03, 2009 rated it liked it
This is the 3rd book in the Cheney sisters series. I'm not sure this has been my favorite, but I did read this one in a day and a half! I was dying to know what would happen next and I couldn't put it down! It had an excellent pace and never slowed down. The first novel, The Dark Queen, was my favorite because of the love story between Ariane and Justice.
This book can stand alone, but you will appreciate it much more if read as a series. I skim over quite a bit because the author does a great
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I don't know what to say, other than Susan Carroll has bewitched me. Kidding, but still. I had the first book sitting on my shelf for a LONG time, and after I finished I ordered the second off of amazon. By the time I was almost done with the second, I just bought the rest of the series.

This book focuses on the youngest of the Cheney sisters, Miribelle and her attachment to the witch-hunter that has plagued both herself and her family.

I enjoyed this book. I really did. The first is still my
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'll give it a 4 1/2. I was hoping they would do a few pages on Henry of Navarre just to transition more between books but that kind of got jumped quickly (and since the book was already over 500 pages, I figured what's a few more). The book did have some good twists- normally I am the kind of person who can see things coming but I hit almost page 300 before I figured out who the Silver Rose was! Duh! Since I read parts 2 and 3 of the trilogy in like 5 days, you think I would have been able to ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Best of the series thus far. The youngest Cheney sister is the most compelling. The story of the first sister read like a simple romance novel; the story of the second sister was more of a psychological profile; the story of the third story is more about spiritual and personal growth.

All three stories are wrapped in historical fiction, but this window to the past is filmed through a modern lens. All the women share modern values of self-reliance and equality.

Overall, the books are well-written,
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
I can't remember how this got on my list of books to read. It's in the historical romance category and is the third in a series. It seemed like a lot of time was spent explaining events from the other two books. This book focuses on the youngest of three sisters, "daughters of the earth." It feels formulaic, down to the phrases "she looked like a woman who had been thoroughly kissed" and "the hardening of his shaft." Ugh. It also felt pretty long. If I'm going to read garbage I want it to take ...more
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Born Susan Carol Cute in 1952, Susan Coppula obtained a Degree in English with complementary studies in History in the University of Indiana. Since 1986, Susan has published books under three different pseudonyms: Susan Carroll, Susan Coppula, and Serena Richards

Other books in the series

The Dark Queen Saga (6 books)
  • The Dark Queen (The Dark Queen Saga, #1)
  • The Courtesan (The Dark Queen Saga, #2)
  • The Huntress (The Dark Queen Saga, #4)
  • Twilight of a Queen (The Dark Queen Saga, #5)
  • The Lady of Secrets (The Dark Queen Saga, #6)