Book Reviews of Coming Up Roses

Coming Up Roses
Coming Up Roses
Author: Catherine Anderson
ISBN-13: 9780061080609
ISBN-10: 0061080608
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Widow Kate Blakely knew nothing of love-- but she knew plenty about unhappiness. She'd married young, hoping to put down roots in a safe haven, but her husband had shattered her naivete, and made her fear for her beloved daughter's safety until the day he died.

Shen she first met her new neighbor, Zachariah McGovern, all she saw was danger. But Zach saw much more. He saw beauty, he saw tenderness. He knew he could rescue Kate from her past-- if only she would let him.

What Zach couldn't know, however, was the price that had to be paid to save the woman he loved.

I love a romance with a "wounded" heroine, and this one has endured a horrible marriage. She's very wary of men and the hero has to slowly woo her. Great emotional, dramatic read. Don't miss it. One of C Anderson's best.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book, it is a real treasure. Very modern, but with old setting. The little girl is adorable. What a great story by one of my very favorite authors. Bonnie A.
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Wow! What a book! I just love Catherine Anderson, but on this one she really out did herself! Her characters are always so real, they have strengths & weaknesses, sometimes they act in ways you completely understand, while others act completely irrationally. In this story Catherine Anderson brings you back in history to a time where spousal abuse was completely unheard of or ignored. She shows us horrific, unimaginable events, but tells them in a way where you see & feel it all. At the same time she seems to wrap you in a protective blanket and tell you it will all be ok. What an author! What a ride! I just couldn't put the book down, it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time! Enjoy!
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The best of Catherine Anderson's older writing. If you really liked Sweet Nothings by Anderson you'll definitely find Coming Up Roses worth 10 bucks or whatever it's going for on Amazon right now. The relationship between the heroine Kate's daughter, Miranda, and the hero is wonderful and convincing. There is a strong domestic violence theme that sort of takes precedence over the romance but to be honest that's par for the course for a Catherine Anderson and the book is fantastic from any angle.
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I loved the book!!!!!!!
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great book
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first time reading this author and I very much enjoyed the book. It made me laugh and cry through the book.
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Another wonderful novel by this author. Touches on spousal and child abuse but only as needed to advance the story. The relationship of mother and child is wonderful. The growing love and respect between the child and her "new pa" is heartwarming. Several twists but well done. I highly recommend finding a copy of this hard to obtain book.
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Wonderful, moving story with lots of emotional drama.