Catching the Rose

2010 | 2002

Catching the Rose
Published by: Bright Bird Press
Date published: 07/11/2010
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 978-1-453745083-8-3
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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 teen readers who enjoy living history through quirky characters, entertaining dialogue, and rich description.

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Reader praise for Catching the Rose (2nd ed.)

Rachel on (2010)
I couldn’t stop reading

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.

Catching the Rose
Date published: 07/11/2010
5 / 5 stars

Jackie T. Shirley on (2014)
Transported back in time
If you do not believe in reincarnation, I suggest that you read Belinda Kroll’s “Catching the Rose.” I felt as if I had been transported back in time and the author was telling her own personal story. I also appreciate Belinda Kroll’s writing style. There are so many books on the market today that don’t say anything, but the scene descriptions and the phrasing of the paragraphs are so poetic that the reader is left with nothing but sophisticated jargon. If you want a story that brings its characters to life, you won’t be disappointed with “Catching the Rose.”
Catching the Rose
Date published: 07/11/2010
5 / 5 stars

1st Edition December 2002. 2nd Edition July 2010.