Monday, November 10, 2014

New Review: Laura Parker’s ROSE OF THE MISTS – A very worthy first in the Rose trilogy from Ireland!

This is the first in a trilogy of great stories where the heroine bears a birthmark somewhere on her body in the shape of a rose. The birthmark comes with the unique ability to see visions of the future, but that aspect does not detract from wonderful, well-told romances.

Set in Ireland in 1569, this first one is the story of Meghan O’Neill, a girl who has a rose birthmark on her face that makes the peasants fear her for a witch. One day, while in the woods, she saves Sir Revelin Butler from drowning. Revelin, though Irish and from the aristocratic Butler family, is on a commission from England’s queen to chart Ireland with three other men. Though Revelin has plans to marry Lady Alison Burke, after he encounters Meghan, he wants only to find the mysterious girl who fled after rescuing him.

Parker recreates the world of 16th century Ireland with great period dialog, worthy characters and wonderful descriptions of the beauty of Ireland. I felt I was there. I loved the hero and heroine and their coming together as Revelin struggles to find his true destiny—and his true love. The wolfhound “Ualter” was priceless.

It’s an exciting read, too, with some great action scenes that will have you biting your nails.

Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll be featuring the other two books in the trilogy. And on Friday the 14th, Laura Parker will be my guest. Join us!

The Rose Trilogy

Rose of The Mists - 1569
A Rose in Splendor - 1691
The Secret Rose - 1844

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