The Rose Bride

The Rose Bride

A Retelling of "The White Bride and the Black Bride"

Book - 2007
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"When Rose's mother dies, her only comfort is the exquisite rose garden her mother left behind. The purple blossoms serve as an assurance of her mother's love. But Rose is dealt a second blow when her father dies and his greedy widow, Ombrine, and her daughter, Desirée, move in and take over the manor in true Cinderella fashion. Fate has been cruel to Ombrine and Desirée, too. So despite their harsh ways, Rose has compassion. But these feelings are bitterly tested when, in a rage, Ombrine tears out the garden. Rose nearly gives up all hope -- until a chance meeting with the king. Happiness might be within her reach, but first she must prevail over Ombrine. And then she must determine if she has the courage to love"--P. [4] of cover
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2007
Edition: First Simon Pulse edition
ISBN: 9781416935353
1416935355
Branch Call Number: YA FIC OnUpTi 100 2007
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 18 cm

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sapphicatthedisco
Oct 18, 2013

It has too many adjectives, the second I opened it, too many descriptive words jumped out into my face. Otherwise a good book

ChristchurchLib Oct 01, 2013

"After Rose's father's new wife, Ombrine, moves in with her evil daughter, the two will stop at nothing to ruin her life, so when they attempt to destroy the relationship between Rose and King Jean-Marc and tear out her late mother's beautiful garden, Rose's only inspiration for living lies in the beauty of a single blossom that survived the attack." Teen Scene October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=684197

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tocch101
Dec 09, 2012

A fun story. I've never read or heard of the original, but this was interesting and had good characters and motives.

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Kurisutaru
Apr 27, 2011

Good book

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Captain_America Aug 30, 2011

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love is as deep. The more I give it to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. (William Shakespeare)

Captain_America Aug 30, 2011

"You are loved." the voices insisted. "No, I was loved." she said bitterly.

Captain_America Aug 30, 2011

“You loved boldly and freely in the face of certain death. Your love is true and you know that it is true. You know love for what it is and what it is not. You are truly the Best Beloved of the goddess, and I charge you, Rose Marchand, to accept nothing less than true love from one who would walk in the garden with you. For while men themselves may be imperfect, they can strive to love you perfectly. When one struggles to love in this way, one is a lover worthy of you. Else, you must bid him goodbye.”

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