A Burnished Rose: Book I by Christine KelenyA Burnished Rose: Book I by Christine Keleny

A Burnished Rose: Book I

byChristine KelenyIllustratorParks K. Aaron

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Today women have a glass ceiling. In the 1930s that ceiling was made of wood, so following your dream only took you so far—especially if you went against societal norms and what your friends and family told you you should or should not do. This is the story told in A Burnished Rose, the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning Rosebloom.

Rose Krantz, a soon-to-be eighteen-year-old, has just come home to the family farm in southwest Wisconsin after running away from home two years earlier to follow her dream. She’s home because her mother has been ill, but Rose is not looking to stay. Despite the objections of her family and a new man who comes into her life, Rose makes it back to her second home, New Orleans, and her boyfriend, Malcolm.

Then, early one morning on December 7, 1941, bombs explode on the small, distant island of Hawaii. This incident pushes Rose, who is in Baton Rouge training to be a nurse, into a global conflict that ironically will come to be known as “The Good War.”

A Burnished Rose entertains, inspires, and reminds us what life was like for women of that era, and for the nurses who, right along with the men, made significant sacrifices for their country.

A percentage of the profits of each book sold will be donated to help in the education of disadvantaged children, because Christine believes that knowledge is a powerful tool.

Title:A Burnished Rose: Book IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:CKBooks PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0983298424

ISBN - 13:9780983298427

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I really enjoyed this account of a Rose, a fictional nurse during World War II. The author elicited a myriad of emotions, from humor to sorrow, and she obviously put a lot of time and effort into her research. I would recommend this book for fans of historical fiction as well as women's literature. It'll be interesting to see where the next installment leads. J.M. MorrisA BURNISHED ROSE" WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ IN A LONG LONG TIME. I STARTED TO READ THE BOOK AND WAS NOT ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. I WOKE UP AT 2 AM AND WOULD START TO READ THE BOOK. IT HAD SOME WONDERFUL HISTORY, VERY TOUCHING MOMENTS AND JUST CAPTIVATED MY HEART. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE THAT LOVES TO PICK UP A BOOK AND NOT PUT IT DOWN UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED IT.I ALSO READ "ROSEBLOOM", CHRISTINE KELENY'S FIRST BOOK, AND THAT'S WHEN I KNEW I HAD FOUND A NEW AUTHOR TO LOVE. I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THE THE SEQUEL TO COME OUT.THESE STORIES ABOUT THIS FAMILY ARE SO WONDERFUL THEY COULD BECOME A MOVIE. I JUST LOVE THESE BOOKS. THANK YOU CHRISTINE KELENY. Cheryl Slinde