Wild Rose by Ruth Axtell Morren
Historical Inspirational Romance
Wild Rose is a love story between a poor young woman and a former sea captain.
The two forge a friendship based on gardening advice and reading lessons – and eventually they grow closer together. However, will her past and his prevent them from having a future together?
One of the strengths of this book is the strong sense of place that permeates its pages. Through the lovely descriptions and dialogue of the locals, the reader really gets a feel for this quaint seaside village in
The spiritual aspects of the novel are well-done, also. Sometimes in inspirational fiction, the reader feels hit over the head with the message of salvation. Not so here. I particularly liked the characters of the minister and his wife. Loving and kind, nonjudgmental, and engaging.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It took me awhile to get into it, but once I was, I was hooked.
Wild Rose was a Booklist Top Ten Christian Novel for 2005.
Author’s website: http://www.ruthaxtellmorren.com/