The Wild Rose

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Fiction - 837 pages
14 Reviews
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  - Joanie - Goodreads

Phenomenal book. Moving, beautiful, enlightening. One of my all time favorite books. Definitely in the top 10. Read full review

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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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