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The Wild Rose Paperback – Bargain Price, May 22, 2012
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"...enjoy the ride: 600-plus pages of romance, harrowing exploits, cinematic backdrops, cliffhangers, and plot twists."―Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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clan: Joe, Fiona, Charlie, India, Seami, Willa and the whole extended family plus many more interesting personalities.
Not only will you suffer through a heart breaking love story, you will go on cliff-hanging adventures with Willa Alden, a passionate
mountain climber, Seamus Finnegan a Polar Explorer, and a hair- raising ride through the desert with Lawrence of Arabia. I was
especially intrigued with the scary, handsome and compelling character of Max von Brandt.
THE WILD ROSE -- as well as THE TEA ROSE and THE WINTER ROSE - has great emotional depth as well as thoroughly researched historical
details and is an exciting epic of a book -- I loved every page of it.
Things went downhill drastically for the Finnegan family when their father was murdered for trying to organize a dock workers union and their mother was killed by Jack the ripper. Three children survived, Fiona, Charlie, and Seamus. Fiona, in "The Tea Rose" battles star crossed love and immense poverty to become the head of a tea company in America. In "the Winter Rose" Charlie, who turned into a London crime boss after his mother's death, falls in love with a lady doctor but can't seem to shake his past. And Seamus is raised by Fiona and her gay husband/ best friend in America, running wild and exploring everything he can.
"The Wild Rose" is Seamus (Seamie as he is called) turn to narrate and picks up several years after the mountain climbing disaster at the end of "The Winter Rose" that cost Seamie's love Willa her leg, and Seamie her trust and his chance to be with her. To try to keep the pain away Seamie becomes a world class explorer. But many years apart, and with World War 1 looming on the horizon there's a chance these two heavily damaged lovers will never see each other again before it's too late.
There's no disputing the fact that this trilogy is essentially one really long, fantastically written soap opera. This is not a criticism, just an observation that more bad, amazing and historically important things happen to this family than any other. It's just how these books work- heartbreak after heartbreak, danger followed by more danger. But it all keeps for dissolving into a clichéd mush because of how good the characters are- how much personality they have. The level of description in this novel is also just astounding- every little smell, leaf and emotion is noted. And the epic romance's flowing through these books makes them impossible to put down- even if you aren't a fan of romance traditionally.
This wrap up to the series is an amazing book, every bit as good as the two that came before it. Jennifer Donnelly is an incredibly skilled writer who obviously has the imagination to not only picture every scene in the novel as though it were part of a movie, but also pass that on to her reading audience.
Five stars for "the Wild Rose", Five stars for the series as a whole. And I'll be whishing, hoping and praying until Donnelly's next adult novel comes out.