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In "In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas, readers are transported back to a bygone era filled with romance, intrigue, and familial ties. Set in the late 19th century, this historical novel follows the story of Rose Carroll, a strong-willed woman with a passion for adventure.

Right from the beginning, Douglas captivates readers with her vivid descriptions of the picturesque landscapes and bustling city-life. Her attention to detail breathes life into each setting, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the time period. Whether it is the vibrant streets of New York City or the quaint charm of a country estate, Douglas masterfully recreates the atmosphere of the era.

The characters in this novel are multifaceted and realistic, making it easy to empathize with their struggles and triumphs. Rose Carroll is a delightful protagonist, exhibiting strength, determination, and a touch of rebellion. Her journey towards self-discovery is both relatable and inspiring, as she navigates the complexities of love, societal expectations, and personal growth.

One of the highlights of this book is the rich historical backdrop against which the story unfolds. Douglas seamlessly weaves significant events of the time period into the narrative, providing readers with a fascinating glimpse into the past. From the women's suffrage movement to the rapid industrialization of the country, these historical elements add depth and authenticity to the story.

The pacing of "In Wild Rose Time" is well-balanced, keeping readers engaged throughout the novel. Each chapter is filled with unexpected twists and turns, ensuring that there is never a dull moment. Douglas skillfully maintains a sense of suspense, making it difficult to predict what will happen next.

However, some readers may find the romantic subplot to be a bit predictable. While the chemistry between Rose and her love interest is undeniable, the development of their relationship follows a somewhat predictable pattern. Despite this minor flaw, the passion and intensity of their love resonate with readers, making it a memorable aspect of the story.

Overall, "In Wild Rose Time" is a captivating historical novel that effortlessly transports readers to a different time and place. Amanda M. Douglas has crafted a beautifully written tale that combines history, romance, and adventure in a way that will appeal to fans of the genre. With its well-rounded characters and intricate plot, this book is a delightful read for anyone seeking an escape into the past.

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[Illustration: “Oh, do you know what wild roses is?”— Page 254 .]






Copyright, 1894, by Lee and Shepard

All Rights Reserved

In Wild Rose Time


TO Miss Alice Lee.

One goes through the garden of the world gathering flowers at one’s pleasure. Then a friend brings in a blossom for acceptance. Will you place mine in the vase of remembrance?

A. M. D. Newark, December, 1894.


CHAPTER PAGE I. A Handful of Roses 1 II. Saturday Afternoon 21 III. The Way to Heaven 42 IV... Continue reading book >>

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