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Wild Rose

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Wild Rose by Pauline Donaldson, book reviewWild Rose by Pauline Donaldson is the author’s first novel for an adult audience. Set in Yorkshire during the Wars of the Roses, its main character is Alice, a woman who lives alone having escaped from the unwanted attentions of the local squire. When she finds a young child, Cissy, sitting crying and alone beside the body of her mother, her life is completely changed. Alice has no idea where Cissy came from, and takes on the responsibility of raising her, but several years later she makes contact with Cissy’s father, a baron.

When I read the summary of Wild Rose, I was attracted by the historical setting – the Wars of the Roses are a time period I am interested in, and I enjoy reading novels set in this period.

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