THE ENGLISH ROSE
Rating: 3 Cups
Thomasina Lindsay and her brothers, David and Jamie, have just arrived in Australia to take over the ranch left to them by an uncle. With an upper class upbringing, Tommy and her brothers are not used to the harsh environment of the Australian wilderness, but do their best to survive.
Adam Munro is the wealthiest land owner in the area. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have access to a water source, so he is determined to acquire the Lindsay property, which has a creek running through it. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
By the time Tommy meets Adam, she has already heard plenty about his cutthroat tactics – and experienced them. As if life isn’t hard enough for the Lindsays in their new life, Adam Munro is making it infinitely more difficult. He uses his influence to bring Tommy and her brothers to their knees so they will sell their land to him. Even after all this, Tommy sees something in Adam and experiences a strange attraction that she cannot explain. When Adam makes Tommy an offer that she cannot refuse, she thinks her life is over.
The English Rose is a romantic story set in the fierce rural country of nineteenth century Australia. The characters are simply fantastic and I especially loved little Jamie. The story flows well and the tension and fire between Adam and Tommy is electrifying. Ms. Tanner’s descriptions of the beauty of Australian nature are so detailed that the reader can easily picture it. The English Rose is a light and adventurous romance novel.
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