London Roses eBook Þ Kindle Edition

London Roses eBook Þ Kindle Edition


3 thoughts on “London Roses

  1. Susan Johnston Susan Johnston says:

    Princess Fuzzypants hereStephen and Thomas Fulford's friendship with Rhoda Comstock and her cousin is interrupted when Stephen leaves suddenly to go to war When he leaves there is a shadow of scandal that emerges and envelops his brotherThomas This one event will alter the futures of all four young people in ways none could imagineThe first half of the book is uite languid As the four get to know each other and feelings begin to stir the pace is slow and easy Once Stephen goes to war and leaves many uestions in his wake the pace uickens In fact by the end it was a real page turnerThe characters while foreign to our modern eyes are compelling The book was written in 1903 and yet it is timeless The reader becomes immersed in their trials and tribulations We care what happens to these peopleAnother wonderful aspect of the book is the superb descriptions of London at that time To see it through the fresh eyes of the American Rhoda is a revelation Even those who were English born were able to rediscover it anewOf course anyone who loves cats and names hers My Country ''Tis of thee must have a uniue take on lifeThis book is a marvellous brew of history romance and mystery It starts out one thing and ends up another I liked itI give it four purrs and two paws up


  2. Helen Helen says:

    London Roses by Dora Greenwell McChesney first published in 1903 follows the stories of a group of people who meet in the Manuscript Room at the British Museum Rhoda Comstock is a young American woman who has come to London to stay with her English cousin Una Thorpe and the two strike up a friendship one day with journalist Stephen Fulford and his brother Thomas getting together to discuss their research and to engage in lighthearted debate about the differences between life in Britain and America When Stephen makes the sudden decision to go to South Africa to report on the Boer War he leaves behind a scandal which puts Thomas in a difficult position and poses a threat not only to the bond between the two brothers but also to their newly formed relationships with Rhoda and Una London Roses is packed with interesting ideas and themes – loyalty and friendship; the importance of trust; adjusting to life in a different country – although none of these things are explored in as much depth as they could have been The characters also had the potential to be a lot complex and well developed than they actually were None of the main four ever came fully to life and I was much intrigued by the character of Anthony Pettigrew an old man Rhoda nicknames the Moth who has spent thirty years coming to the British Museum to research books that he’s never written On a positive note there are some nice descriptions of London and the Museum


  3. Melisende Melisende says:

    The story opens in the manuscript room of the British Library at the time of the Second Boer WarUnfortunately for me Boer or bore is the operative word here as the story rambles on without really getting to the point or setting up the story despite an interesting premise Failed to ignite any spark of interest I note others persevered and commented that the story seemed to improve but not uite soon enough for me


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London Roses [KINDLE] ✽ London Roses By Dora Greenwell McChesney – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When Stephen Fulford vanishes to seek his fortune as a war reporter he leaves behind a dark suspicion A letter has been stolen a letter that his brother Thomas needed for his research a letter that wa When Stephen Fulford vanishes to seek his fortune as a war reporter he leaves behind a dark suspicion A letter has been stolen a letter that his brother Thomas needed for his research a letter that was worth a great deal of money Enough for a man to seek his fortune with perhaps The letter belonged to the British Museum and when they find it missing they uestion Thomas But Thomas knows that Stephen was the last one to have it and his dark suspicion works like poison in his blood Should he cover for his brother and shoulder the blame himself Or come forward letting the blame fall on Stephen And when the beautiful American Rhoda Comstock gets involved Thomas will have to fight not only the evidence but his own jealousy as well Set during the Second Boer War London Roses is about loyalty and how deep a person’s loyalty truly lies Praise for Dora Greenwell McChesney “A striking and powerful story” Standard Dora Greenwell McChesney d was an American historical novelist noted for her heroes defending lost causes and a lifelong romance with the seventeenth century Born in Illinois as a child she left America with her mother and resided across Europe before eventually settling in England in a cottage on the Essex coast Albion Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press the UK's leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at wwwendeavourpresscom Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 190 pages
  • London Roses
  • Dora Greenwell McChesney
  • English
  • 26 November 2016

3 thoughts on “London Roses

  1. Susan Johnston Susan Johnston says:

    Princess Fuzzypants hereStephen and Thomas Fulford's friendship with Rhoda Comstock and her cousin is interrupted when Stephen leaves suddenly to go to war When he leaves there is a shadow of scandal that emerges and envelops his brotherThomas This one event will alter the futures of all four young people in ways none could imagineThe first half of the book is uite languid As the four get to know each other and feelings begin to stir the pace is slow and easy Once Stephen goes to war and leaves many uestions in his wake the pace uickens In fact by the end it was a real page turnerThe characters while foreign to our modern eyes are compelling The book was written in 1903 and yet it is timeless The reader becomes immersed in their trials and tribulations We care what happens to these peopleAnother wonderful aspect of the book is the superb descriptions of London at that time To see it through the fresh eyes of the American Rhoda is a revelation Even those who were English born were able to rediscover it anewOf course anyone who loves cats and names hers My Country ''Tis of thee must have a uniue take on lifeThis book is a marvellous brew of history romance and mystery It starts out one thing and ends up another I liked itI give it four purrs and two paws up

  2. Helen Helen says:

    London Roses by Dora Greenwell McChesney first published in 1903 follows the stories of a group of people who meet in the Manuscript Room at the British Museum Rhoda Comstock is a young American woman who has come to London to stay with her English cousin Una Thorpe and the two strike up a friendship one day with journalist Stephen Fulford and his brother Thomas getting together to discuss their research and to engage in lighthearted debate about the differences between life in Britain and America When Stephen makes the sudden decision to go to South Africa to report on the Boer War he leaves behind a scandal which puts Thomas in a difficult position and poses a threat not only to the bond between the two brothers but also to their newly formed relationships with Rhoda and Una London Roses is packed with interesting ideas and themes – loyalty and friendship; the importance of trust; adjusting to life in a different country – although none of these things are explored in as much depth as they could have been The characters also had the potential to be a lot complex and well developed than they actually were None of the main four ever came fully to life and I was much intrigued by the character of Anthony Pettigrew an old man Rhoda nicknames the Moth who has spent thirty years coming to the British Museum to research books that he’s never written On a positive note there are some nice descriptions of London and the Museum

  3. Melisende Melisende says:

    The story opens in the manuscript room of the British Library at the time of the Second Boer WarUnfortunately for me Boer or bore is the operative word here as the story rambles on without really getting to the point or setting up the story despite an interesting premise Failed to ignite any spark of interest I note others persevered and commented that the story seemed to improve but not uite soon enough for me

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