Ireland Rose

Ireland Rose

by Patricia Strefling
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Ireland Rose by Patricia Strefling

Baltimore-born Ireland Rose, daughter of Irish immigrants, must be married by her seventeenth birthday. Rose's father finds a suitable husband, Captain Camden Lovell, twenty-seven years her senior. Captain Lovell takes his bride to Charleston, provides her with a beautiful home on the Battery and good standing in Charleston Society.

Three years later Rose is a widow. Captain Wyatt, her husband's trusted employee is now in charge of her affairs. Rose senses he does not like her. One day he brings a young woman with child to her - and a secret that must be kept. A little girl is born, and Rose becomes a mother. Captain Wyatt offers to marry her in name only to protect her from Charleston society gossip, but she is determined she will not marry a second time for protection. She will marry for love or live alone.

Just three months later, August 31st, 1886 the city of Charleston suffers the worst earthquake of the century. Her beautiful home is in shambles. Rose has no choice but to return to her parents' birthplace in Ireland. The only record she has of her Irish ancestry is in her mother's Bible. She and her infant daughter take the next ship to Ireland. She has begun to hope she has finally found happiness when Captain Wyatt comes with news that shatters her heart.

Every person Rose loves is taken away. Her faith in God is shaken. There is a plan for her, but she can't see it. Captain Wyatt breaks her heart, not once but twice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449721855
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 07/18/2011
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Patricia Strefling, author of 6 published romance books, enjoys writing stories that inspire and encourage. She loves to travel and crochet and is currently working several new novels. Mother of three grown sons and five grandsons. Patricia lives with her husband in SW lower Michigan.

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Ireland Rose 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical Christian Fiction. The story is set in Charleston, SC around the time of the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 as well as Ireland. The story was a little slow at first, but eventually I really enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the dialogue between Rose and her house staff (former slaves who wanted to stay on). Patricia Strefling perfected the southern dialogue of the staff! I LOVED it! I was also very pleased with the cleared gospel message in the story! The descriptive nature of Patricia's writing in this book is great. It transported me back to what society life must have been like in Charleston in the 1800's. The description of Ireland a little less so. The only drawback to the book was the amount of typos. However, I was able to overlook if you like good clean reading with a great message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad story but needs some serious editing and proof reading. Wrong names applied, Elsa from Denmark teaches her Dutch???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book!!! It was a little slow in some places and the dates were wrong; but, overal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rose was a character so many could embrace. You could not help but to love her and cheer her on. I wanted to jump into this book and hate Capt . Wyatt . However, he won my heart . I was so glad hhe did. Great heartwarming story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ireland Rose is a can't put down book . I can' wait to share it with my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read! Its like watchimg a movie with roller coaster emotions. Cant wait to read the rest of her books ! What a great buy and a great writer! You wont be disappointed
BookdreamerLB More than 1 year ago
An epic journey. Loved the sweeping story, Ireland Rose takes you on a journey through the streets of Charleston to the green hills of ireland. From the proud moments of her growth to the bittersweet moments that comes in everyone's life. A truly beautiful character inside and out. A highly recommended read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The real life in historical Charleston after the Civil War is fascinating. I didn't know about the earthquake in that time frame. Add in romance, a few secondary plots and international travel for interest and you get a wonderful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second time that I have read this book. It was just as good the second tiime as the first. I like to look up places,, reearch the areas. This is a great book to check it out. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful ~ could not put down!
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Bookshelf_Confessions More than 1 year ago
reland Rose, titled from the heroine of the story..It’s quite a weird name.;) I always love historical romances..and this time the story is set in Ireland and Charlestone. It’s quite fascinating really, how she found love in Captain Wyatt..especially the story behind Wyatt and his first love, I won’t say more..but it’s really a wonderful coincidence, and just like Rose I’m so into the lovers letters, even if it sounded as a one-sided-conversation… Honestly, at first I found the story rather a little slower…I also hate the fact how Wyatt seemed to act nonchalant about Rose…but at the end..everything makes sense. Rose’s character is truly amazing! Even her life was put into chaos, she still believes in God..even if the whole society would ridicule her, she still did her best to protect others first. With this book, I felt more connected to her than anyone else, from her sweet moments as a rich Captain’s daughter, to her being a widow, to the time she’s been look down by her former friends until she have to let go of the child she cared for..Through ups and downs, her character become strong. And I think, it’s one thing that should remind us to be like her. This book proves that whatever happens, even if you have nothing left..He has still his plans stored for you…You just have to trust Him. More than anything else, Ireland Rose is pack with history, romance and a wonderful lesson about faith and love that any reader could bury in their heart… Ms. Patricia Strefling did a wonderful job in weaving histories of Ireland and Charleston into a unique and provoking story… If you’re interested with a little drama, historical romance….grab this book now!..:)