From one of the nation's best-loved authors Rosie Goodwin comes the epic historical saga, A Rose Among Thorns - a compelling tale of the power of love, friendship... and betrayal.
Will she ever find the happiness she deserves?
In A Rose Among Thorns, The Sunday Times bestselling author Rosie Goodwin weaves a captivating historical saga of a troubled family and the power of love and friendship. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp.
Despite losing her mother at a young age, Sassy has grown up surrounded by love: although poor, she is happy. So Sassy is devastated when her father marries wealthy widow Elizabeth Bonner. Social climber Elizabeth despairs of a step-daughter who is more at ease with servants than those above stairs, and is jealous of Sassy's growing beauty which threatens to outshine her own daughter.
Unwelcome and out of place in this unfamiliar world, Sassy often escapes to her old home on Tuttle Hill and the company of her childhood friends, brothers Thomas and Jack Mallabone. But the trio's bond is threatened by the consequences of her blind adoration for wayward Thomas, much to the dismay of Jack, who has long worshipped Sassy in secret...
What readers are saying about A Rose Among Thorns:
'With skillful application of the craft at which she excels, Rosie has produced yet another certain winner. An absorbing tale depicting with great accuracy the nostalgia of bygone times, it evokes warmth, laughter and tears linked by a storyline that defies you to put it down... A wonderful story from a supremely gifted writer'
'A natural born storyteller... the trouble I have is the stories are never long enough. This novel had me captivated from start to finish'
Praise for Rosie Goodwin's heartwarming novels: 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors'
A wonderful heroine, plucky, determined and warm-hearted. A believable and compelling read
Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas
The new Catherine Cookson
- Coventry Evening Telegraph
A heart-throbber of a story from Goodwin that puts many other so-called emotional blockbusters in the shade - Northern Echo