"He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good."
--Jennifer Donnelly, The Winter Rose
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Source: Borrowed...then promptly bought
Previous Books in Series: The Tea Rose
The villain in this installment is just...awful. He is manipulative, conniving, selfish, uncaring. Just the worst. The lengths and lies he tells to get India to marry him are just atrocious. I wanted to physically maim this fictional character, I was seeing red! However, props to Donnelly for evoking this kind of emotion from me. It hurt...it hurt A LOT but it was all worth it in the end because she breaks your heart and then puts it back together.
The Landscape & The Politics
The Original Players