Rose Red - Faerie Tale Romance Author:Flora Speer Once upon a time... they lived happily ever after. — "I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS, ONE A FLOWER AS PURE AND WHITE AS THE NEW-FALLEN SNOW AND THE OTHER A ROSE AS RED AND SWEET AS THE FIRES OF PASSION." — Bianca and Rosalinda were the only treasures left to their mother after her husband, the Duke of Monteferro, was murdered. Fleeing to a remote villa in t... more »he shadows of the Alps of Northern Italy, she raised her daughters in hiding and swore revenge on the enemy who'd brought her low. The years passed until one stormy night a stranger appeared from out of the swirling snow, half-frozen and wild, wrapped only in a bearskin. To gentle Bianca he appeared a gallant suitor, to their mother he was the son of an assassin. But to Rosalinda he was the one man who could light the fires of passion and make them burn as sweet and red as her namesake.« less
Even though the story was a little on the lame side at times, I do still love a retelling of a fairytale. I loved how the aspects of the original tale are woven into this one. This one was very different than most romances, with two sisters initially believing they love the same man, only to find out they are in love with twin brothers, so there is some feelings of betrayal between the two girls as a result. And then of course there's the usual drama of one woman believing the man she loves doesn't love her in return. Overall, though, it made for a pretty good story.