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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,944 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Donnelly Narrator: Jill Tanner Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Wild Rose is a part of the sweeping, multigenerational saga that began with The Tea Rose and continued with The Winter Rose.

It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. Into this volatile time, Jennifer Donnelly places her vivid and memorable characters: Willa Alden, a passionate mountain climber who lost her leg while summiting Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan and will never forgive him for saving her life; Finnegan, a polar explorer who tries to forget Willa as he marries a beautiful young schoolteacher back home in England; Max von Brandt, a handsome German sophisticate who courts high society women, but has a secret agenda in wartime London. Many other beloved characters from The Winter Rose continue their adventures in The Wild Rose as well.

With myriad twists and turns, thrilling cliffhangers, and fabulous period detail and atmosphere, The Wild Rose provides a highly satisfying conclusion to an unforgettable trilogy.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jo | 2/12/2014

    " I loved the first two books in this trilogy, and have been waiting for this one for a long time, which somewhat compounds the disappointment. I didn't hate it, but got annoyed at how the plot continually relies on coincidences - people who know each other just happen to bump into each other in various odd places, or the right or wrong person just happens to turn up at each crucial moment. I also disliked Willa, and didn't think Seamus was that much of a hero either. I don't enjoy war stories so wasn't so keen on this time period either. The best bit was catching up with the characters from previous books, and at least it got quite exciting towards the end. Hopefully she will write another book about Katie though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nora | 2/5/2014

    " I didn't find Seamus and Willa's story to be nearly as absorbing as Donnelly's two previous books. It was very broad in scope but not as vivid in the small details as the Tea Rose or the Winter Rose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bobbi | 1/31/2014

    " Sorry there is no fourth book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anissa | 1/23/2014

    " The melodrama of the Finnegan siblings comes to a close in this third installment of the trilogy. I have to admit that while I'm satisfied with the ending, this did not rank as highly for me as the first book. Like the others, this one is well written & filled with lush detail. I liked Willa very much initially but there was so much back & forth with she & Seamie that I honestly began not to care (especially because I figured the formula for the prior two books would prevail & starcrossed lovers would get their happy ending). The happy ending is a bit more bittersweet for Seamie & Willa but it exists nonetheless. I had true care for Jennie but she lost me when she & Josie embarked on their scheme. I lost a lot of respect for Jennie & knew (per the prior two books) that the trope would play out in such a way that she would lose everything. So that, much like a lot of the story, was just waiting for the inevitable. There were also what have now in the series become, reliable conveniences to make things work out or not. This being the third installment & the mains being less endearing, it plays out as more unforgivable contrivance than the same did in "The Tea Rose". Also, there's enough reference to the happenings in the second book (& some of the first) that one really can skip the middle book & not miss much. All that said, I did find this one more enjoyable than the second in the series. In the end, the "Rose" that could never be compared or magic recaptured was Fiona. Ingrid nor Willa ever matched my interest in her & Joe's story. I did like that Fiona & Joe were carried through in all the books, I think they provided a much needed anchor. "

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