Sixteen-year-old Veronica is a southern belle desperate to break free of an arranged marriage to her childhood bully. After cannons are fired over Charleston, Veronica accepts an invitation to Washington, D.C. from her new friend Amy, not revealing her secret mission: To find her childhood friend Jack and convince him to marry her instead.
When Brad, Amy's handsome cousin, saves Veronica from being trampled at Bull Run, Veronica questions her southern assumptions and childish plans. Shaken by the battle, Veronica and Amy return to Richmond. Following them is a masked man who claims to be Jack...
Catching the Rose is a historical drama for readers who enjoy living history through quirky characters and entertaining dialogue.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)|
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I couldn't stop reading this book once I began, I stayed up till 3 am yesterday morning until I had read the last word. When I was first introduced to Veronica's character, I thought of her as spoiled, however as I began to become more acquainted with her, I felt a strong need for her to find her beloved Jack. Without Jack, she was destined to live an unhappy life with a man who would isolate her from her friends, and even the intriguing Brad Williams. The story is set in the early days of the Civil War. Belinda creates a story full of suspense, humor, and romance. She is definitely the author to go with if you are looking for what she considers "quirky historical fiction." This book has a few citations here and there, but you don't even notice them as you read. I recommend this novel to anyone who wants to dive into the life of a young woman on the search for her childhood love. Make sure to check out her latest book "Haunting Miss Trentwood."
I'm sure "SLAVES" had a name so pray tell why didn't this writer choose to use one. I couldn't believe how many times the word was used. It really ruined the storyline.