The Wild Rose

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Fiction - 837 pages
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From the old world elegance of Budapest to the††opulence of Manhattan and the glittering capitals of††Washington, London, and Paris, comes a magnificent††story of love and danger, passion and††heart-stopping intrigue... Katalin and Steven: even as††children in Hungary, they has shared a special bond.††Then tragedy struck, cruelly tearing them apart. they††would grow up separated by an ocean and an iron††curtain... together only in their hearts. Now, after††years of work and hardship, Steven has forged a††new life in a new land, rising from the coal mines††of Kentucky to the corridors of power to become the††man who has everything--except the one thing he††longs for the most... Now, Katalin has won fame as††an internationally acclaimed pianist with an††adoring public, a brilliant future, and a handsome,††powerful husband. Yet night after night, she gives her††most stung performance offstage-when she escapes††her barren marriage to lead a dangerous double††life... and now, Katalin and Steven have found each††other once again--only to discover that walls of††deceit still keep them apart. and for Katalin--called††The Wild Rose for breathtaking††beauty, her defiant spirit, and her unquenchable††thirst for freedom--the moment has come when she must††risk everything for the man who meant more to her††than life itself.

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User Review  - Neelanjana Barua - Goodreads

A truly moving story.. Found it really engaging and it speaks of love, war, passion, music, family and hope. Read it long time ago and I guess it's for anyone who enjoys a love story with the backdrop of a war. Read full review

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User Review  - Eydie Merwitzer - Goodreads

A wonderful escape. I loved every minute of it. I have noticed "younger" people tend to think it included too much detail. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Author Doris Mortman lives in New Jersey with her family. Many of her works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including True Colors, Rightfully Mine, First Born, and Circles.

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