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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (636 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Rinaldi Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781440795824
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Historical fiction writer Ann Rinaldi has received the ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Brooklyn Rose is loosely based on the life of her own grandmother. Rose Frampton is content with life on her family's plantation in South Carolina, but the year 1900 brings many changes for the 15 year-old. She could never imagine that she would marry a Yankee and become the mistress of a New York City estate. Uprooted from the tranquil shores of Saint Helena's Island, she comes to know and love Rene, learns to make her own decisions, and finds an untapped inner strength. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 1/22/2014

    " This is the story of Ann Rinaldi's grandparents, Rose and Rene. Rose was married at fifteen and left her home in South Carolina to live with her husband in Brooklyn. Ann's mother died shortly after Ann's birth. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/19/2014

    " 15 yr old lives on an Island in S. Carolina in th 1900's when she is introduced to a handsome 30 yr old man who owns a silk warheouse. Rnee marries Rose and takes her to live in Brooklyn where she adjust to the life of managing a houshold ,paid staff & the other rich wives in her block. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 1/9/2014

    " Some YA books, like The Hunger Games, are well worth reading by adults. This isn't one of them. Pass it on to your 7th grade daughter but pass on it yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzieey Jakubek | 12/27/2013

    " It was just a simple account of a year in a normal girls life at that time. Nothing ground breaking but an easy enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 12/26/2013

    " I liked this, but, um, where's the second half of the book? It cut off with no resolutions, and that's disappointing. I'm a big fan of Ann Rinaldi's, and I think it's great that she wrote a novel about her grandparents, whom she never knew. It's just that the book was far less complex and far more lacking than any of her others. I liked Rose and Rene, was intrigued by how their marriage worked with the age difference (15 and 30), and would have liked to see more about them. I feel like it set up so many things and delivered on none. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi | 12/20/2013

    " I liked the simplicity of this short novel. I liked Rose and the fact that she is struggling with trying to be an adult while still having desires to be a child. Growing up can be hard, especially when you are married at 15! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Pfeffer | 11/8/2013

    " Just getting into some historical fiction books. I found this to be a nice start "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Lovejoy | 10/26/2013

    " I enjoyed this book by Ann Rinaldi but not as much as her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/30/2013

    " I thought this was a pretty good book. I liked how it was in a diary form. This was a easy read. I love Ann Rinaldi's historical fiction books. Plus I thought it was cool how this was based on her actual grandmother's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Echo | 8/6/2013

    " I LOVED this book! It is up there in my favorite books! Highly recomend it!I love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 5/28/2013

    " Not the best historical fiction book I've read. Actually, it was kind of dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AlixJamie | 3/26/2013

    " In my opinion this book didn't have much of a point. The author herself said that it was a retelling of the story of her grandmother, so that's probably the reason why it didn't have much of a plot. Still a worthwhile read for Rinaldi fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/31/2013

    " I listened to this book on audio across the Wyoming plains. I love to read Ann Rinaldi books. She writes for young adult girls about other young ladies in history. I always find her books interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Jo Atwood | 11/14/2012

    " This was a little heavy-handed working the history into the story, but it was still an interesting book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 9/9/2012

    " I enjoyed this turn-of-the-century story of a southern girl named Rose; however it was a bit slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Blackburn | 8/8/2012

    " It was definitely for a lower-level of reading; good overall story and I liked the diary format. However, seemed more fiction than historic just because of the lead's unremarkable good fortune. Overall good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 4/28/2012

    " The characters were not well-developed, and I never felt like I really knew the protag. The ending was abrupt and in a way the book felt choppy. An interesting premise, but weaker writing from Rinaldi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelina | 2/7/2012

    " Very good. Great historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 1/22/2012

    " Great reader, excellent story. The author did great research as well as give her vision of what her great grandparents may have been like. Anyone who is interested in the aftermath of the Civil War will enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 12/31/2011

    " I liked this book, but i didn't like the style of writing she wrote the book in (Diary form. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susie Wusie | 12/15/2011

    " OK but not really memorable. The characters were a little too boring for me. It was interesting to see that this was the authors imagined version of her grandparents 1st year of marriage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/26/2011

    " This story of a girl who marries young and moves to New York at the turn of the last century was well written but ended too quickly and abruptly. Overall it was a good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camryn | 11/23/2011

    " This was a nice light book to get me back in the reading mood. It wasn't too terribly memorable, but it was enjoyable. I didn't really like the diary format because I felt it left out too much detail. Very easy, quick book though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyssa | 11/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and found it very intresting, but when it ended I kept turning the pages, sure that there would be more. I really liked it, but I do wish that it hadn't ended quite so suddenly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/2/2011

    " It was definitely for a lower-level of reading; good overall story and I liked the diary format. However, seemed more fiction than historic just because of the lead's unremarkable good fortune. Overall good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 5/28/2011

    " Good story. Although is is based on the author's grandmother (age at marriage included) I found that part rather hard to swallow, and the ending was unsatisfyingly abrupt. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/19/2011

    " I do not like this author. (to much history) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/10/2011

    " This book was great. It reminded me a lot of Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Well done Ann Rinaldi. Great HF book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catharine | 10/11/2010

    " It was fun to see how Rinaldi imagined her grandparents meeting and falling in love. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyssa | 7/13/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book and found it very intresting, but when it ended I kept turning the pages, sure that there would be more. I really liked it, but I do wish that it hadn't ended quite so suddenly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/24/2010

    " Just getting into some historical fiction books. I found this to be a nice start "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 3/18/2010

    " This is the story of Ann Rinaldi's grandparents, Rose and Rene. Rose was married at fifteen and left her home in South Carolina to live with her husband in Brooklyn. Ann's mother died shortly after Ann's birth. I really enjoyed this book. "

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About the Author
Author Ann Rinaldi

Ann Rinaldi is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. She has received numerous starred reviews and awards, as well as widespread recognition for her historical novels. Ms. Rinaldi lives in central New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.