One Perfect Rose

One Perfect Rose

Book - 1997
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When Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, receives the news that he has, at most, six months to live, he bolts. For the first time in is life, he flees his home and responsibilities. In his travels he encounters a group of traveling actors, and, slowly but surely, he finds he is attaching himself to the spirited, caring "family" and especially to the adopted daughter Rosalind. Their love, under the cloud of his pain and imminent death, forms the backdrop for this appealing, sensuous, and sensitive story of love--its loss and its discovery--and above all the importance of family, whether acquired by birth or by accident.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, c1997
ISBN: 9780449000175
0449000176
Branch Call Number: ROM Putn
Characteristics: 421 p

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sumpteld Feb 15, 2012

Since my introduction to varied and wonderful world of historical romance, 2 years ago. I have read many books, never going places without one in my hand or on my person. Some have been stories to make you laugh and cry, to make you cheer and pray, to make you bark out laughter at a character's cleverness, and un fortunately some have made me mad with disappointment. Leading me in with a promise of an intriguing story and character's with promising potential, but this book....... HAS DELIVERED!!!!!! I love the character development but she doesn't dwell on the tragedy of our Rose's past or get's side tracked with the intriguing side characters she stay's on track and gave me one of the best experiences EVER!!!!! this book, the love, the adventure, the strength of both heroin and hero; which he most certainly is, the joy it brought me and the tears all granting me one of the greatest emotional experiences over a story, as I said before, ever. If your looking for a moving well written story with great depth and great characters please read this book I beg of you!!!! It is worth it! I'm even buying it so that I may read it again whenever I desire, and boy do I desire.

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sumpteld Feb 15, 2012

Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously--until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desires of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?

Readers around the world cherish the novels of Mary Jo Putney for their rich historical settings, ingenious plots, and characters so real they jump from the page into your heart. Now the winner of two Romance Writers of America RITA awards and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award sweeps us into the mesmerizing story of two unlikely lovers, thrown together by fate. . . .

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