The River Rose

The River Rose

A Water Wheel Novel

Book - 2012
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Life hasn't been easy for Jeanne Bettencourt, a widow approaching thirty and struggling to provide for her eight-year-old daughter. But hope arrives in the form of the Helena Rose, a steamboat she unexpectedly inherits from a distant relative. Jeanne looks forward to a renewed livelihood on the mighty Mississippi, until news comes of another heir, a tough man named Clint Hardin--and a clause in the will that says claimants of the estate must live aboard the boat. Jeanne, a Christian woman, makes it clear she won't live with a man who is not her husband. But both are desperate for work, so they agree to keep their distance as Clint occupies the lower deck and Jeanne takes the captain's quarters while they restore the Helena Rose.
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : B and H Pub. Group, ©2012.
ISBN: 9781433673214
1433673215
Characteristics: 392 pages ;,22 cm

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Jul 07, 2012

Gilbert Morris does a great job making his characters come alive both for the primary, as well as the secondary, characters. I always enjoy stories in which the heroine breaks outside of society expectations. I appreciated that aspect of the novel, as well as the page-turning suspense and action (especially in the second half of the story). My husband and I both enjoyed reading this book.

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