A Rose In Winter
A Rose in Winter
was my first book, and will always have a special place
in my heart. The romance is strong and bittersweet,
but like the very best chocolate, leaves you sighing
Solange and Damon are childhood
soulmates separated by the political machinations of
two men, each of whom have their own agenda in controlling
the fate of Solange. Her father is determined to wed
her off to his enemy, the Earl of Redmond, to broker
peace. Redmond, however, wants her for a much darker
Forced to pretend an aversion
to the man she loves, Solange is finally reunited with
Damon in the most unexpected of ways. She is now a widow,
a haunting version of the girl he once knew, and seems
to be hiding something that Damon cannot discover. All
he knows is that she is determined to flee the estate
of her dead husband, and he is helplessly drawn with
her on the journey.
Along the way each rediscovers
the flame that once united them, slowly, reluctantly,
until once again they admit their love for each other.
All cannot be well, however, until the secret of Solange's
past is uncovered and banished.
Nominated Best First Book by Romantic
"Exquisite! This is a fabulously
written story. It will engulf you from page one, and
you will find it extremely hard to put down. The characters
are outstanding. You will be stunned by Solange's endurance.
You will sigh with relief when her life is finally renewed.
This is a definite must."
"Debut author Shana Abé utilizes
a traditional betrayal theme to its best advantage and
incorporates a colorful portrait of the era to sweep
the reader into a captivating and highly romantic story."
"A Rose in Winter is a deeply
entrancing debut novel by Shana Abé. Reading it was
like falling into an Old World Fairytale of beauty and
enchantment...the story, the beautiful writing and the
complex characters she created captivated me. I stayed
up until three in the morning to finish it! Shana Abé
is an astonishing new voice in historical romance. She
writes with passion and a true gift for storytelling."
"New author Shana Abé debuts with
a wonderfully written medieval rich in detail, characterization
and passionate adventure. She skillfully adds some twists
to the betrayal theme that make it unique and engrossing.
A great first book!"
Old Book Barn Gazette
"Shana Abé's talent at recreating
the intrigue and politics of medieval Europe make A
Rose in Winter a must read for historical fans of
that era. She sustains an air of mystery throughout
a tale woven around two lovers who battle to reach their
destiny and embraces the reader in their struggles and
CompuServe Romance Reviews