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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.

©2011 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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So sad that this third in the series is the last.

This third installment in the Tea Rose series was a wonderful addition. Im thoroughly dissapointed that its the last, and can only hope that there will be more based on the next generations.
One thing I really love about these books is how the author brings all the characters from all three books together in each book. Im sure Im not the only one who tends to make friends with characters, and I always am so sad when the book is over and I have to say goodbye. Its nice to see them over and over again.
Feel confident that if you have enjoyed the first two books, you will find that this one, too, is worth the read.

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STOP! Don't make the mistake I made

I read "Winter Rose" prior to buying this book. Then I discovered there was another book, "Tea Rose" before "Winter Rose", but of course by then I knew some of what had happened in the first book. I don't like to go backwards.

I'm not much for "family saga" books, but since it was set during the early 20th century and in England, I read "Winter Rose", then this book. Both were really good. But this book kept me riveted. I am ashamed to say, I did not get as much work done as I should have because I found every excuse possible to stop and listen "for just 15 min..."!

I like steam, and this book does not have any, but the characterization and story line more than made up for that. There were many twists and turns, and it was nice to catch up on the characters from "Winter Rose".

I highly recommend this book, even if, like me, you don't care much for family sagas! I'm getting ready to see what else this author has written.

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Part Three of Three

I think people need to know that this book is the third book in a series of three. Each of the three books The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and the Wild Rose focus on different characters from the same family so each can stand alone but I think I was more invested in the characters because I had red the two books before this one. The Wild Rose was by far my least favourite of the three but Audible doesn't have the first two books in Audible form. After saying that I really enjoy Jennifer Donnelly's writing style. I found all three books to be unpredictable and character driven which is what I personally look for in a book.

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The End....

To a very enjoyable trilogy! To listeners or readers, do yourself a favor and start with the first book in this trilogy "Tea Rose". I stared there and was completely hooked. There are some areas that were left to puzzle over or parts of the book I wish had been expounded upon BUT all in all, I wish Ms. Donnelly would start another book similar to this one. I loved all the characters. Although the book was long, it wasn't long enough.

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Great Trilogy

I fell in love with these characters and was very sad to say goodbye. I really liked how one book flowed right into the other. the plot was well developed, with lots of twists and turns. The characters were people I would know when I met them and most I would like to get to know better! highly recommend all three books!

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Can't wait for the next one!

Like all her books in this series: captivating, intense, endearing, frightening, inspiring, edifying, supremely satisfying

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great series

wonderful ending to a great series
A bit long but i enjoyed this very much.

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AMAZING STORYTELLING!

Jennifer Donnelly is a consummate storyteller and Jill Tanner brought the characters to life with her brilliant performance. BRAVO!! I loved all three books in this series and was so sorry the story came to an end!

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Great Read

I loved all three of these books. Because of the length you become very invested in the story. I didn’t care for Jill Tanner as a narrator because she sounds too “old” for most of the characters but have gotten used to her.
Without ruing the plot, I’ll just say that the last 30 minutes made a lot of the story make no sense for one of the characters. Otherwise the book was great.

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Perfect ending as always.

I love the Jennifer Donnelly Rose books. Jill Tanner brings them to life in a whole new way. I am so obsessed with the characters and so in love with the feelings these books bring.