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Rosemary [Kindle Edition]

Margaret Kaine
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Rosemary thinks life couldn't get any worse when her mother dies in a tragic accident. Left penniless and alone, betrayed by the one man she thinks she can trust, her whole world changes when she finds out that she's adopted.

Beth has spent a lifetime regretting giving up her only daughter. Surrounded by the riches of the Rushton family, she's determined that one day she'll find the child she lost and reunite her with her true family.

And when that vital first connection is made, neither of their lives will ever be the same again . . .

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Kaine is a fantastic storyteller and has a knack for connecting with the reader and making her characters seem true to life. (Woman's Way on Rosemary)

'A riveting story, absorbingly told.' Ireland on Sunday on Rosemary

'Told in a realistic style, which at once engages the belief of its readers, the story is a heart-warming tale of one girl's loneliness, and one woman's emptiness, with unputdownable qualities.' Staffordshire Life on Rosemary

'Eagerly awaited . . . strikes a note with near enough every human emotion possible - betrayal, loss, tragedy, love and hate, happiness . . . Kaine's a fine writer . . . An absorbing easy read, well-crafted.' The Irish World on Rosemary

'A beautiful romantic novel of tragedy, loneliness and new-found absorbing tale that captured me from the first words.' Harborough Mail on Rosemary

'A perfect novel . . . Kaine is great at conveying the tough times following the Second World War. Beth is an inspiring heroine, and readers will love her rise from rags to riches.' Irish Tatler on Ring of Clay

Kaine has a gift for storytelling. (Woman's Way on Ring of Clay)

Book Description

One girl's loneliness. One woman's emptiness. One phone call that will change both their lives forever.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 887 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (13 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KKQ2Y8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,053 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting and fulfilling read 2 Jun. 2003
By A Customer
Those lucky enough to have read 'Ring of Clay' will already know the story behind Rosemary's search for her family, but the perfectly paced writing will still keep you turning the pages in expectation of the long awaited reunion. Kaine avoids the obvious clichés, understanding that, however wished for, the insertion of a new member into the complex equation that is the family unit is never going to be as straight-forward as a Hollywood movie.
Those looking for sex and shopping might be dissapointed. Those who appreciate moving insights into human emotions, coupled with effortless storytelling, are in for a treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-warming tale 7 July 2005
By A Customer
When 18 year-old Rosemary Latham loses her beloved mother in a tragic accident and is then ditched by the man she believed herself to be in love with, she doesn't think life can get any worse. Realising she's now completely alone in the world, she sets out to track down her grandparents only to discover she was adopted as a baby. Though shocked and distressed she embarks on a different journey - a journey across England to find her birth family.
Rosemary is a careful and sensitive heroine, whom one can't help loving from page 1. That said, it's her steely determination and clear head which steer her through a painful journey of self-discovery.
The second novel in Ms Kaine's Potteries series, "Rosemary" has a very strong sense of place, and the author tackles the difficult subject matter of adoption with compassion and true understanding. A heart-warming tale and an absolute gem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 16 Feb. 2003
By A Customer
I really enjoyed Margaret Kaine's first book Ring of Clay and am delighted to say that I enjoyed Rosemary even more.
It was a great pleasure to read such an honestly written and well told story and I was sorry when I finished it. For a while I was completely immersed in the lives of the characters and found it very hard to put down. As with Ring of Clay, the plot continued to twist and turn right up to the end and there was a definite "feel good" factor about the story with its gentle reminders of good old fashioned values. I loved it - thank you for a really good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Page-turning sequel 30 April 2003
This has perhaps a darker tone than 'Ring of Clay' but is no less of a good read. The two volumes are held together by the character of Beth, of course, but Margaret Kaine has differentiated all her characters well, and Rosemary quickly becomes both our guide and friend in her own story.
The scene where Beth and Rosemary meet for the first time is painfully true to life, and the Rushton family scenes are handled with sympathy - and some lighter moments too.
I'd still love to hear Rose, the grandmother's, story....I hope we'll be able to read more from Margaret, anyway!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pacy, sad, happy and riveting 1 Mar. 2003
Rosemary is a superb read - pacy, sad, happy, riveting, and the perfect sequel to Ring of Clay. Yet it stands alone too as the compelling tale of a young woman who overrides thwarted hopes and dreams and more than her fair share of misfortune in order to find her true identity. Her rewards are justly deserved.
Margaret Kaine is a powerful storyteller. She has the ability to grip the reader from beginning to end and make them live every moment of her characters' joys and trials.
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