For the Roses Book Summary and Study Guide

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Four young boys, members in a street gang, while hiding out in an ally, watch on as someone throws what turns out to be a baby into a dumpster. After rescuing the baby and deciding to turn their lives around they move out west to Blue Belle Montana to get away from their pasts. They raise the baby, who they name Mary Rose, as their sister and with their new identity they in turn become brothers.
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Nineteen years later the trouble begins when someone spots the now grown up Mary Rose; who incidentally looks exactly like someone who's child was stolen years ago at the age of 4 months. A lawyer who owes a debt to the father continues the search for the missing child. He shows up in Blue Belle without letting on who he is and is taken in under Mary Rose's care and given a job at their ranch.

Mary Rose has never met a man that has affected her this way. He is stubborn, stands up to her brother Cole who is known as the fastest gunfighter in town, is compassionate, and has a great sense of humor.   Little by little she is falling more and more in love with him and he is already in love with her. This poses a problem since he knows she is really Lady Victoria and that he would never be good enough for her.

Finally he tells her brothers his true identity and prepares to leave to tell his employer he has found his long lost daughter.
The review of this Book prepared by Amy in Wisconsin

This is book filled with rich characters and descriptions. Harrison comes out the the wild west in order to hunt down his employer's daughter, who was kidnapped when she was only a couple of months old. Though skeptical at first he comes to realize that Mary Rose really is this girl and he sets about trying to become close to her. The plot thickens as he has to deal with her four "brothers" as well as the fact that he is falling in love with her.
The review of this Book prepared by Lauren O'Brien

Harrison comes to Montana to find the missing daughter of a good friend. He finds her, all right, but she is lovely and sweet and he falls in love with her, which he doesn't feel he deserves to do. Mary Rose has to find out her identity and survive the upheaval that Harrison brings to her and to her family.
The review of this Book prepared by Sandi Frederick

Chapter Analysis of For the Roses

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   search for real identity/lost relatives Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   rich/upper class Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident

Main Female Character

Effect of sexing    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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