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China Rose ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ China Rose By Marsha Canham ⚣ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When China Grant arrived in Portsmouth her wedding to Sir Ranulf Cross was two weeks away The first night there her life is threatened by a handsome stranger and threads from a decade old mystery on t When China Grant arrived in Portsmouth her wedding to Sir Ranulf Cross was two weeks away The first night there her life is threatened by a handsome stranger and threads from a decade old mystery on the high seas begin unravelling faster than her witsor heartcan keep apace originally published by Avon books.

10 thoughts on “China Rose

  1. Misfit Misfit says:

    From the author about the digital edition of this book In order to convert the book into an ebook it had to be rewritten onto a computer by yours truly who could not resist the urge to tweak a few scenes tidy up some grammar and lose some of the purple prose that contributed to the branding of historical romances with the loving term bodice rippersOK then and please note that despite this somewhat harsh review I really do like Canham's stories Always a nice bit of romance a yummy hero and swashbuckling and derring do especially the pirate ones like this In the original paperback format I might have rated this much higher and enjoyed it a lot but on those typos in the edition I read purchased in 2012 according to the page SoI will just uote from my highlights and let others be the judge if the book is a good fit or not You just wait until I've finished with you you're own shadow will sit up and take noticeI could be wrong but I think that's your taken to Our Sisters of Diving Mercy HospitalDiving? Really? Mrs Biggs handOne example of many missing apostrophes Oh and many many misuses of its and it's I intent to leave Portsmouth the wayWe took on three miliamen who preferred your commandWhat is this word miliamen?But the big kicker and pretty near deal breaker was this one and this book is set some time after Waterloo I don't recall the exact year being noted I come by my lust for adventure on the seas naturally Our father Sir Anthony Cross was an admiral in His Majesty's Navy He retired from service after losing an arm like Nelson in 19121912 Could be wrong again but the is that famous Admiral Nelson that wiki says lost his arm in 1812 This review is getting long winded enough for additional uotes but there were a ton of dropped words that should be been in sentences plus words not complete to fit the sentence ie learn instead of learnedrant

  2. Sharon Sharon says:

    I really struggled to get through this book The prosIt had an interesting plot 3 brothers who can't stand each other are continually at each others throat One actually just sits around and stirs up shit just to goad the other two into mayhem and hatefulness Heard the story of Caine and Able? Actually it wasn't uite like that but pretty close Made for some intrigue and mystery though I had to put on my sleuth hat while I sorted out all the evidence to figure out who done itI was wrong So the 2 stars are because I didn't figure it outThe consWell just about everything Where to startThe story was short so everything had to be done in zoom mode Maybe could have been better if it was about 200 pages longer There was a lot of stuff packed into 280 pagesBut then again maybe notJust seemed everything skimmed the surface alot Particularly the characters I never uite got a handle on them Any of themJust when I got a picture of the h China she up and changed on me and I never got over being confused about her Characters should act in characterBut we had to get the sex in there and the relationshipMaybe the re write is better I'll never know because I don't care

  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    35 stars kind of a toothless bodice ripper because I think she rewrote? But still totally fun with a great trio of dastardly brothers MC is a great swashbuckler and not afraid to get a little gory

  4. Elaine Elaine says:

    I really didn't expect much from this book Based on the ratings and the fact that this was Marsha's first book I loved it though I ended up staying up until the wee hours of dawn to finish it

  5. *.Amaia.* BlackMagicRose *.Amaia.* BlackMagicRose says:

    35 ⭐ had a really good time reading this one mystery love and a strong heroine

  6. Stevie Stevie says:

    Here is another story from Marsha that was rated low and I found it extremely enjoyable Very entertaining and if I am not mistaken her first book and while I wouldn't say it was one of my favorites of hers it was still one that demonstrates her keen ability to create strong characters and twisting plots with tangible chemistry with the characters China is sweet and naive and the dutiful daughter of the era She falls into the epitome of a dysfunctional family and watches the drama unfold between the brothers and becomes the focal point of all of it before she knows it The Cross brothers personalities and characters are revealed in small portions throughout the story so you almost think you know which is the good one and which is the bad one but then something is thrown in the mix to make you rethink your opinion It was a fast read and never really had a dull moment It definitely has the earmarks of a swashbuckler but slightly lacked the intensity of her later stories yet still kept me flipping pages and rethinking my predictions a time or two I enjoyed it and would recommend

  7. LadyCalico LadyCalico says:

    I found this to be an entertaining book but not Canham's best One thing that set this apart from your average bodice ripping romance with a generic plot was the interactions between this wolf pack of brothers uite an interesting family I found the suspense of the story to be better than the romance probably because I found the heroine lacking she needed work I did like that the romance developed slowly lust but not love at first sight and the roguish hero really was a rogue a scoundrel and a user during most of the book When the heroine couldn't bring herself to trust him it was with good reason not just hokey contrived misunderstandings

  8. Melinda Mulcahy Melinda Mulcahy says:

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable and very well crafted standalone novel from one of my favourite all time author’s earliest works Ignore the harsh ratings if you enjoy fast paced intrigue historical romance rogues and as always a dash of Marsha’s good humourA story of a an innocent young women caught between the searing vengeance of three somewhat dysfunctional brothers the heroine promised to only one that will keep you guessing until the very end

  9. Debbie Debbie says:

    Another good story by Marsha Canham and since it is her first book it is no wonder she is so accomplished now with experience I found the story to be original and a bit of a wild ride It lost a star for me only because I like the romance to be a little at the forefront of the story Loved the happy ending though

  10. Diane Hoover Diane Hoover says:

    For MCs first book this was good Not nearly as good as the trilogies but a good effort nonetheless and I enjoyed the read It had some flaws and I got lost a few times She may have tried to add too many villains and intrigue BUT MC really has a way of drawing the reader in Her characters are so three dimensional that you feel like you could be in the room with them You feel their humor tension villainy heroics fear and love They spring off the page and become real I love how there is so much action and adventure Justin and China are not my favorite characters that she's created I do love that Justin isn't some super hero pirate that has all types of skills He actually has weaknesses China was a little immature for my tastes but for a first book I'm giving MC kudos I'm never bored I truly hate that she has so few books and that she has lost her passion for writing I only have four left to read and I feel like I shall mourn when I'm done with all of them

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