Catching the Rose (Paperback)

Second edition

By Bright Bird Press (Illustrator), Binaebi Akah, Bright Bird Press (Editor)

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781453745083, 346pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2010

List Price: 13.95*
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Sixteen-year-old Veronica is a southern belle desperate to break free of an arranged marriage to her childhood bully. After cannons are fired over Charleston, Veronica accepts an invitation to Washington, D.C. from her new friend Amy, not revealing her secret mission: To find her childhood friend Jack and convince him to marry her instead. When Brad, Amy's handsome cousin, saves Veronica from being trampled at Bull Run, Veronica questions her southern assumptions and childish plans. Shaken by the battle, Veronica and Amy return to Richmond. Following them is a masked man who claims to be Jack... Catching the Rose is a historical drama for readers who enjoy living history through quirky characters and entertaining dialogue.

About the Author

Belinda Kroll is the author of fiction for kids and teens. She grew up in a home where reading was encouraged and Jeopardy! was on every weeknight. Both activities fostered her love of history. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two step-dogs. Go Bucks!