Thursday, September 01, 2005

Brooklyn Rose by Ann Rinaldi

15-year-old Rose is the daughter of a plantation owner in Turn-of-the-Century South Carolina. After her older sister gets married, she finds that she also has a suitor: Rene Dumarest, the handsome, much older, French silk importer. Even though she marries him because of her family's financial situation, after they start making a life in Brooklyn, NY she realizes that maybe she loves him. Based on stories about the author's grandparents.

I didn't like it as much as some of her other books. Too slow and not enough conflict.

Recommended if you want a simple, chaste, period romance.

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