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Stepping on Roses, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

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Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, ...
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Stepping on Roses, Volume 1

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Overview

Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?
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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 10 Up—Sumi Kitamura dreams of rice and roses. But then she must wake up to her real life. When her irresponsible brother disappears once again, she must come up with 2000 yen to pay off his debt and feed the orphans whom he keeps bringing home. She is left with no choice but to consider prostitution. Enter Soichiro, a handsome and temperamental man who willingly offers to buy her for the exorbitant amount that she needs. But the money comes at a much higher price than Sumi anticipated. She must marry Soichiro and become a lady of high society in a matter of days. He warns that she must never love him and that he will never love her. But her heart already belongs to someone else. Set in 1892 during the Meiji Era in Japan, this manga is reminiscent of My Fair Lady meets the ever-popular love-triangle story. Sumi is a wonderfully written character—the Eliza Doolittle darling of the manga set. All of the characters are delightfully expressive, and Ueda cleverly uses action words to convey sound effects. A helpful glossary puts some of the terms mentioned in the story into context. A wonderfully enthralling love story.—Kimberly Castle, Medina County District Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421550916
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Series: Stepping on Roses Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T+
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 218,310
  • File size: 77 MB
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Meet the Author

Rinko Ueda is from Nara Prefecture. She enjoys listening to the radio, drama CDs, and Rakugo comedy performances. Her works include Ryo, a series based on the legend of Gojo Bridge; Home, a story about love crossing national boundaries; and Tail of the Moon (Tsuki no Shippo), a romantic ninja comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Wonderful plot and BEAUTIFUL artwork.

    Who doesn't love a poor-girl-brought-to-riches-and-fortune-through-love story?
    Everyone, thats who.
    But this one has a unique twist.
    The poor Sumi must grit her teeth and marry a rich boy simply for money and nothing else. Trapped in a marrige where love is forbidden, stuck with a lazy brother and several adopted children to feed, Sumi must take care of her family from her old poor life while still being a proper lady in the eyes of her new peers. Sumi may be wrapped in velvet and silk and draped in gold and loaded with money that she could never have dream of, she is still burdened with a heart that beats ever so for a boy who is not her 'husband'. Whats a girl to do?
    And tht is what makes Stepping on Roses wonderfully unique!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Great!!!

    I love reading this series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

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    It hooks you right in!!

    The cover is cute and it was good enough to pick up from the shelf.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    It gets my attention and how Sumi likes Nozomu but she marries a

    It gets my attention and how Sumi likes Nozomu but she marries a different guy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    My favorite manga EVER!!!!

    Really awesome series beautiful illustarations... CANNOT STOP READING!!A

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Sweet and addicting!

    It's such a cute and sweet read! I fell in love with the characters immediately, and you should definitely get it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Love it

    Its cute

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    Pretty illustrations, so-so story...I've definitely come across

    Pretty illustrations, so-so story...I've definitely come across very similar stories manga/anime before.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Luv it

    Exicted to read the fith

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    It was wonderful

    A qwick read i must say. Makes you buy the rest of the serious...;) it was a good hook to what becomesna beautiful love story. Worth every penny. One of my firts manga's my friend got me into them and im so glad she did. You have to read this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    I would give it a better rating if only it was avaible for the N

    I would give it a better rating if only it was avaible for the NOOK PC. -_- The free samle did even want to load.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    at first the title caught my attention

    The summary convinced me that giving this first volume a read through on the shelf. That lead to me buying it a few days later. I enjoyed how the idea of poor girl marries rich man is presented in the first and following volumes. The artwork is well done. I plan on sending my copies out into the world via bookcrossing for others to enjoy!

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

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    OMG!!!! This was amazing!!!!

    People if you want to read it, go for it. I love the effort put into the drawings and the storyline.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    Stepping On Roses

    I was looking for my next fix from Rinko Ueda san when this popped up and the story line was so enticing that I couldn't resist!I mean who does not heart romantic tension,a beautiful and richly drawn era in Japanese history and a total unlikely couple??? Yes to all!!!! Recommended if you <3 romance and are a romantic!!! or are a fan of Rinko Ueda!

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

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    Interesting

    Girl meets boy, boy proposes marriage. But both have their own reasons and so have to put on a charade of sorts. Also, most awkward wedding...ever.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    Interesting love story

    A Cinderella story starting with the magic of money. If you dislike weak/"Dum" (some would contrue it as such) but stubborn and an enduring heart, dont bother. The story may start as a cliche, but you will find it much more dramatic then you would think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2010

    this is a great book

    HELLO i am just like to tell you that this book is super

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