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The rose bride : a retelling of "The white bride and the black bride"

by Holder, Nancy.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Teen Paperbacks P/YA HOL
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Paperbacks
Call Number  P/YA HOL
"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless

When Rose's mother dies, her only comfort is the exquisite rose garden her mother left behind. The purple blossoms serve as an assurance of her mother's love. But Rose is dealt a second blow when her father dies and his greedy widow, Ombrine, and her daughter, Desirée, move in and take over the manor in true Cinderella fashion.

Fate has been cruel to Ombrine and Desirée, too. So despite their harsh ways, Rose has compassion. But these feelings are bitterly tested when, in a rage, Ombrine tears out the garden. Rose nearly gives up all hope -- until a chance meeting with the king. Happiness might be within her reach, but first she must prevail over Ombrine. And then she must determine if she has the courage to love.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Although long and sometimes convoluted, this retelling of  The White Bride and the Black Bride nevertheless shines with romance. Rose is the daughter of Celestine and the merchant Laurent. But Laurent cares more for money than for his family. When he doesn't appear on Rose's thirteenth birthday because he's away on business, he sets in motion a series of events that bring tragedy, and, after a long passage of  time and many adventures, much joy to Rose. This entry in the Once Upon a Time series that features sophisticated retellings of fairy tales may confuse some readers with snippets of French that pay homage to Greek gods. But the emotions that play out; lthe ove, longing, heartbreak, and jealousy come across as very real.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Helmer, Marilyn. Once-upon-a-time.
Subjects Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Rose gardens -- Juvenile fiction.
Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon Pulse,2007
Edition 1st Simon Pulse ed.
Other Titles White bride and the black bride.
Language English
Description 245 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9781416935353
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