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The Silver Rose [Kindle Edition]

Jane Feather
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dear Reader,
Like the rose in the haunting tale of "Beauty and the Beast," a silver rose on a charm bracelet brings together a beautiful young woman and a battle-scarred lord....

In my story, Ariel Ravenspeare has been taught to loathe the earl of Hawkesmoor and everything he represents.  Their two families have been sworn enemies for generations.  But it's one thing to hate him, and another to play the part her vicious brothers have written for her--trapping Hawkesmoor into a marriage that will destroy him, using herself as bait.  Forced into the marriage, Ariel will find her new husband unexpectedly difficult to manipulate, as well as surprisingly--and powerfully--attractive.

But beneath the passion lurk the strands of a long-hidden secret...a secret embodied in a sparkling silver rose.

I hope you will be as caught up in Ariel and Hawkesmoor's love story as I was.

Warmest wishes,

Jane Feather


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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

The second book in Jane Feather's Charm Bracelet trilogy, The Silver Rose offers a dark look at feuding families. Tired of the bloody, long-standing feud between the Ravenspeares and the Hawksmoors, Queen Anne commands Ariel Ravenspeare to marry the Earl of Hawksmoor. Ariel's selfish brothers are only too happy to agree with the Queen's decree because it allows them to concoct an evil plot that will rid them of the Hawksmoors forever. But first they must persuade Ariel to go along with the plan. Ariel, though, has her own secrets, and her plans for the future don't include marrying a dreaded family enemy nor do they include familial camaraderie of any kind. Ariel, who is intelligent and a gifted horse raiser, plans to breed the animals--and live free of her brothers. She doesn't expect to find Hawksmoor to be a kind and temperate man who teaches her that not all men are as selfish and exploitative as her own family.

From Booklist

Feather, author of the best-selling Diamond Slipper, has written another light romance novel that is sure to be popular with her readers. In this book, set in early-eighteenth-century England, young, beautiful Ariel Ravenspeare has been leading a troubled existence on her family's estate. Dominated entirely by her cruel older brothers, she quietly nurses a plan to raise and sell prize racehorses, hoping to make enough money to escape from their evil clutches forever. Her escape is foiled, though, when her brothers force her to marry the family's arch enemy, Lord Hawkesmoor, in a scheme to destroy him and seize his lands after the marriage. To her own surprise, Ariel falls in love with the hated Hawkesmoor, and together they emerge victorious from the web of deceit and destruction woven by her brothers. The novel is well written and fast moving, and romance fans will appreciate the entertaining story line and the "they all lived happily ever after" ending. Kathleen Hughes

Product Details

  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553575244
  • Publisher: Fanfare (November 4, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0030P1W72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed Heroine equals Flawed "Love" Story November 2, 2000
Format:Paperback
THE SILVER ROSE takes place in England during the early 1700s. Queen Anne has ordered that a marriage take place between two dueling families to unite them in hopes of extinguishing their deep-rooted loathing for each other. However, the cruel and vicious Ravenspeare brothers secretly want to kill Simon Hawkesmoor after his wedding to their sister, Ariel.
Compared to the beautiful story of Cordelia and Leo in THE DIAMOND SLIPPER, which was the first of Jane Feather's charm bracelet trilogy, THE SILVER ROSE was somewhat disappointing. From the very beginning there is no apparent passion or chemistry between Ariel and Simon. (Ariel even thinks that Simon is hideously ugly when she first meets him.) In fact, their attitudes and arguments give the impression that despise each other. Ariel is cold-hearted, stern, and lacks any sense of emotion. Nowhere in this story does she reveal any heart felt love for humans around her. She would rather breed champion horses in order to raise enough money to escape Ravenspeare Castle than pay attention to anyone, let alone her husband Simon. In retrospect, all her love is dedicated her two devoted wolfhounds, Romulus and Remus. However, her strange characteristics are not surprising because she has been raised by her cruel, vicious older brothers who have treated her like dirt since she was a child. In the end, neither Simon nor Ariel say "I love you" to one another.
Although Ariel was cold and dull, Simon was a well written character. He possessed warmth and selflessness, especially when he realizes that he loves Ariel even though she never really loves him back. His character alone makes this book worth reading.
Jane Feather is a WONDERFUL author, but this is probably her worst book, even though it wasn't remotely terrible.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
An avid reader, I have ALWAYS finished books, no matter how bad they are, but I didn't finish this one. You can guess just how bad this book is then. Things that really made me mad were:
-Ariel is not a virgin; she has a lover who doesn't love her and who she doesn't love. The guy is an S&M kind of guy and it sickened me to read about their "relationship." She is also bitchy and bratty and is totally under the control of her murderous, conniving, SOB brothers. (see below)
-Hawkesmoor (the hero) is not only scarred from battle, he is strangely naive in his dealings with Ariel's murderous brothers. Come on!
-Ariel's brothers. Perfect SOB chauvinists who would murder in cold blood. They brought up Ariel (ewww). They just totally dampened the story that I thought I'd drown in frustration and tears of anger.
Save your money. I wished I'd saved mine.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars i couldn't put it down May 4, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
okay, it's like this. this book is REAL. not fluffy, no bimbo stuff here. this book is absolutely realistic. i was reading it the other day, and i couldn't put it down until i finished it!! Touching story. Intriguing. so, why the 8/10 rating? i don't like the ending. i mean, jane feather should've made it a little bit longer to SOLVE the mystery in 'SILVER ROSE'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I cant believe I even read it!!! Give it a miss February 5, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I dont know what people think or want from their heroines but Ariel wasnt as good as I thought she was..although she did change later..but I guess what turned me off completely wasnt the fact that she took a lover and it took her so long to realise that she loved her husband..What sickened me was that she actually would sleep with someone so cruel..If you have any ounce of conviction in you..you would leave the cruel man. It wouldnt matter even if he could make me lust for him..That just sex and it only reflects Ariel's personality.. And what I can not understand is the secrecy. It's makes the whole scarifice seemly stupid. If I was Hawthorne I was would like to know why a woman I dont know would die for me.. Wouldnt you investigate the matter at hand..why would you just leave it? I guess that I dont like things unresolved and lastly, if you just had a life and death situation which involved somone you loved deeply wouldnt you want to confess your love to him/her and reassure her/him. Considering that life is too precious to lose, especially the person you love..I guess there were too many things on my mind..and again, it really annoyed me that Areiel would have such poor taste with her choice of lovers.. Well, I'm sure others might disagree with me but believe me..you wont be too disappointed if you give this one a miss
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ August 24, 2003
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Format:Paperback
I loved the book. It got bad reviews, but I thought it was very touching. The characters were flawed but we're all flawed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Second in Charm Bracelet series August 17, 2001
Format:Paperback
Like the rose in the haunting tale of "Beauty and the Beast," a silver rose on a charm bracelet brings together a beautiful young woman and a battle-scarred lord...Ariel Ravenspeare has been taught to loathe the Earl of Hawkesmoor and everything he represents. Their two families have been sworn enemies for generations. But it's one thing to hate him, and another to play the part her vicious brothers have written for her-trapping Hawkesmoor into a marriage that will destroy him, using herself as bait. Forced into the marriage, Ariel will find her new husband unexpectedly difficult to manipulate, as well as surprisingly-and powerfully-attractive.But beneath the passion lurk the strands of a long-hidden secret...a secret embodied in a sparkling silver rose. I was not into this story as much as the first in the series. Call me old fashioned but I like my herorines unsullied and the fact that Ariel came to her marriage bed not a virgin did not sit well with me. I just could not like her that much. Her only saving grace was the love of her animals. But Simon was a true hero, if alittle on the scarred side. He made the story tolerable. I hope the third book in the series is better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this is an amazing book to own.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great love story.
This book shows that you can love someone no matter what they look like.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and suspense beautifully put together.
Beautiful story. The heroine is young and conflicted and the hero is absolutely wonderful. This is a keeper. Still remember the story years after I read it.
Published 10 months ago by 5writer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
It's a good book and a great trilogy. I would recomend this to anyone who enjoys romance with a little mystery.
Published 23 months ago by Susan Gaier
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty depressing
I'm not one who thinks less of a heroine if she's not a virgin, but she could at least have some sense to not continue to sleep with someone as horrible as Oliver. Read more
Published on March 3, 2012 by rfraher
3.0 out of 5 stars Puzzled
Am I the only person who has no idea what Sarah's secret was? Who was her baby? Who was the baby's father? What happened to Sarah? Read more
Published on November 29, 2011 by Karen
3.0 out of 5 stars LOVE story...You think! LOL!!!
This 'Love Story?' lacked many elements and it could have done without many others. The biggest flaw in this book was... you felt no LOVE or chemistry between Ariel and Simon. Read more
Published on October 11, 2011 by Faira Gann
3.0 out of 5 stars ...
This book would need a hundred more pages. In the end I had the feeling that there were so many things left unsaid. For instance: what happened to the horses? Read more
Published on March 14, 2009 by Elena Monteros
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read...
I read the reviews and found them to be quite harsh. I for one loved the book. Ariel and Simon's family were bitter enemies as a result of Ariel's mother and lover (a... Read more
Published on May 7, 2007 by Limited_sunshine
1.0 out of 5 stars The Silver Rose
Awful book even for a romance. Not entertaining, and most of the characters in the book are frustating, including the heroine. A waste of time.
Published on September 11, 2005 by Putri
1.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not recommended...
Echoing many other readers, this book definitely lacked many things. I found it boring at times and skipped several pages. Read more
Published on April 22, 2003
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