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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katharine McMahon Narrator: Clare Will Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Russia, 1854: the Crimean War grinds on, and as the bitter winter draws near, the battlefield hospitals fill with dying men. In defiance of Florence Nightingale, Rosa Barr - young, headstrong, and beautiful - travels to Balaklava, determined to save as many of the wounded as she can.

For Mariella Lingwood, Rosa's cousin, the war is contained within the pages of her scrapbook, in her London sewing circle, and in the letters she receives from Henry, her fiancé, a celebrated surgeon who has also volunteered to work within the shadow of the guns.

When Henry falls ill and is sent to recuperate in Italy, Mariella impulsively decides she must go to him. But upon their arrival at his lodgings, she and her maid make a heartbreaking discovery: Rosa has disappeared.

Following the trail of her elusive and captivating cousin, Mariella's epic journey takes her from the domestic restraint of Victorian London to the ravaged landscape of the Crimea and the tragic city of Sebastopol. As she ventures deeper into the dark heart of the conflict, Mariella's ordered world begins to crumble and she finds she has much to learn about secrecy, faithfulness and love. 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 by Jacqui Deprez | 2/17/2014

    " Loved this book - taught me some Crimean history and also social history relevant to womens' lives at the time. It also had some romance based on reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donia | 2/11/2014

    " This is a somewhat interesting story of two women, cousins united by love and friendship. One yearns to be a nurse while the other prepares for certain marriage. The Crimean War, however, changes both of their fates and propels them into a dangerous world of war and death. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by L.R. Green | 2/2/2014

    " *sigh* I really wanted to like it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Holly Weiss | 2/1/2014

    " I was hopeful about this book because I truly enjoyed The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon. The plot in "Rose", however, moved slowly and really didn't perk my interest until the main character actually went to Crimea. I was also disappointed in the ending. "

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About the Author
Author Katharine McMahon

Katharine Mcmahon is the author of several novels of historical fiction. She is a former English teacher, writing instructor, and actress.

About the Narrator

Clare Wille has been working as an actress and voice-over artist since graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1997. Her recent theater work includes Seeing Without Lightand Look Back in Anger. She has starred in a number of television series, such as Swinging, Broken News, and Girls in Love, and has made appearances in Vital Signs, Life Begins, All About Me, Where the Heart Is, and Doctors. Most recently, she played Pru in Housewife 49 and DS Rachel Dawson in Heartbeat.