A Rose in Splendor: The Rose Trilogy, #2
Once in Many Generations Does a Woman of the Fitzgerald Clan Bear the Mark -- and the Gift--of the Rose. Years before in Ireland, seven-year-old, Deirdre dreamed about a handsome young man with hair as dark as a raven's wing and eyes as blue as the summer sky. Not long after, she discovered a wounded young man hiding in her father's stables and helped hide him from the English troops. Though her family scoffed at her declaration, Deirdre knew this stranger was destined to be her one true love. Now Deirdre is a beautiful headstrong young woman who lives in exile in France with her father, Lord Fitzgerald. Men desire her and women envy her, yet Deirdre remains true to her youthful dream of love. She will wait, forever, if need be. Finally, a fierce Irishman by the name of MacShane rides into her life, bringing danger, thrilling adventure, and the promise of ecstasy. 'Tis a pity he's scarred and hunted and despised. She cannot have him...so they say. However, Deirdre is touched by fairy luck...the mark of the rose on her shoulder. When Destiny sends them back to Ireland, she will fight for her man, in pursuit of a glorious love the world would deny.
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