Catching the Rose
Accustomed to getting her way as a privileged southern belle, Veronica Vernon is outraged when her step-father arranges a marriage to her childhood bully. Desperate for a way out, Veronica runs north in search of her childhood love, Jonathan, to convince him to marry her.
Refusing to let others run her life for her, Veronica embarks on a headstrong quest to find her Prince Charming before war takes him from her forever.
Belinda Kroll crafts a tale of lost love and determination during the exciting first year of the American Civil War.
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Reader praise for Catching the Rose: Second Edition
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.
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1st Edition December 2002. 2nd Edition July 2010.