The Dark Rose

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
When,in 1730,Isaac Forrester set out on his first and only sea voyage, he had no idea that it would have such far reaching effects on his future life. Twenty years later his daughter is missing, old friends are dying in suspicious circumstances, and the only link is that journey.
The Dark Rose is a story of adventure, slavery, compassion, romance, jealousy, prejudice, revenge and highway robbery.

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About Bev Bevan

Bev Bevan was born in South Wales and now lives in Crawley West Sussex. He has a degree in Interior design and a P.G.C.E. in Design and Technology. He is married to Elaine. He was inspired to start writing whilst on holiday on the island of Madeira and has been writing since 2001. He is a member of Horsham writers Circle and also enjoys cooking, gardening and making furniture.

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Review by: cherry coleman on Nov. 6, 2011 :
I agree with Stevens, this was and exceptional book. well written, gripping with suspense. just loved it.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
Review by: Neil Stevens on Jan. 22, 2011 :
This is a great historical novel, written with skill and obviously a lot of research. The chapters are short which makes it easy to read but the gripping narrative and numerous twists and turns making it difficult to put down.
I am not usually a big fan of historical stories but this had me captivated and the ups and downs of the character's lives as they intertwined kept me reading. There were many surprises as the different stories came together in a pulsating climax.
The character developments and descriptive prose were well written and enabled me to feel that I was actually there. I would have loved to have joined in the dinner party where the 18th century evangelist John Wesley had a fiery discourse with Septimus Oaks, the unscrupulous local Vicar.
So, a very enjoyable and entertaining read which I would wholeheartedly recommend.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
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