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The Blue Rose

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Viviane de Faitaud has grown up alone at her family’s château, for her father, the Marquis de Valaine, lives at the court of Louis XVI in Versailles. After a hailstorm destroys the château’s orchards, gardens and fields, an ambitious young Welshman, David Stronach, accepts the commission to plan new gardens in the hope of making his name as a landscape designer. However, the love that blossoms between them is doomed: Viviane is betrothed to a duke, and David is forced to leave the property. 

In the aftermath, Viviane enters an unhappy marriage and moves to Versailles, while David embarks upon a mission to China to procure the secrets of tea-growing. There, he is inspired by the story of the Blue Rose, a fable of impossible love. Can he and Viviane - a world apart - ever hope to rekindle what they had together?

©2019 Kate Forsyth (P)2019 Aurora Audio Books

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  • Syd Young
  • PARIS, TX, United States
  • 09-12-19

Thorns and Roses

Since seeing her in all her fairytale glory at the 2017 HNScon, I’ve been a huge fan. I honestly feel that Forsyth is getting better and better. This book and Beast are her best, most fully realized integrated historical/fairytale retellings. Hurry and write another!

The Blue Rose is about a Young aristocrat who Kong’s to escape her cruel world, and how she navigates the unimaginable of the Terror. Meanwhile, her lover, in his desperate search for the unusual flower, takes us to China and back. Lots of history, greatly imagined words, wonderful characters. I couldn’t put it down.

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Love love love

I adored this story. As usual, Kate Forsyth doesn’t disappoint, and thankfully the narrator was wonderful. Do yourself a favour.

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  • James Salafia
  • 08-14-19

A wonderful story, Beautifully written!!!

Absolutely loved Kate's latest offering. she is a true master storyteller. Highly recommended. Beautifully narrated by Karen Cass!!