The Rose Legacy

by Kristen Heitzmann

Hardcover, 2000

Status

Available

Call number

813.54

Publication

Bethany House (2000)

Description

Fiction. Romance. Christian Fiction. Historical Fiction. A new look for this bestselling novel set in 1860s Colorado. Two men vie for Carina's interest as she makes a new life for herself.

Language

ISBN

0739414674 / 9780739414675

User reviews

LibraryThing member cherryblossommj
My introduction to Kristen Heitzmann was through her most recent contemporary romantic suspense novel The Edge of Recall and I loved it. When I found out that she also had previously written a series in my favorite genre of Christian Historical Fiction I added it to my TBR list. Then I discovered
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that Bethany House was going to re-release the series with beautiful new covers and I could not wait to get my hands on the series! After reading the first novel, I am glad that I did. Originally publis ...more My introduction to Kristen Heitzmann was through her most recent contemporary romantic suspense novel The Edge of Recall and I loved it. When I found out that she also had previously written a series in my favorite genre of Christian Historical Fiction I added it to my TBR list. Then I discovered that Bethany House was going to re-release the series with beautiful new covers and I could not wait to get my hands on the series! After reading the first novel, I am glad that I did. Originally published in 2000, now being re-released in 2010.

Carina Maria DiGratia is a high class Italian transplanted with her family to Sonoma, California. After her heart is broken, she runs away to make someone work for her love. It is after she gets to her destination that she starts a journey of learning that maybe it is God's will but for different reasons than her own. Through this story we get to know Carina and also a less likely character of Quillan. Getting to know his history explains some of her own and God is definitely working in Carina's life in mysterious ways.

This is a story of romance, redemption, vengeance and love. It ends with a string that causes a reader to have to get the next book (ordered my from PaperBackSwap thank you very much) and on the edge of your seat you want to know what comes next. I recommend this story, and I'm certain will recommend the series.

*Thanks to Jim Hart of Bethany House Publishers for providing a copy for review.*
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LibraryThing member caslater83
I think it was a fairly good book, but not one that I would classify as a favorite. It just didn't draw me in well enough.
LibraryThing member JenniferRobb
This is the tale of a trusting young girl whose heart was broken by her fiance, causing her to leave home on the promise of home ownership and opportunities for women in a small Colorado town. Along the way, her trusting nature causes her problems. Once she gets to the town, she finds her home is
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already occupied by several rough men. She trusts the town's attorney with her claim (and later some valuable belongings that she was able to salvage). But later she starts to wonder if she was wise to trust him.

In the end she finds what she believes to be true love from the unlikeliest source.

I found the pacing a bit slow at times, and the diary entries of Rose seemed disjointed and hard to follow. I wasn't sure how they fit in with the storyline.
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LibraryThing member KaylaLowe
I love this entire trilogy. Historical and romance fictions lovers would love this book.

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