Rose O' the River

Rose O the River From the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm comes a story of life and love in a quaint logging village on the mighty Saco River in Maine The residents of Edgewood and Pleasant Valley hav

  • Title: Rose O' the River
  • Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • ISBN: 9780985100117
  • Page: 238
  • Format: ebook
  • From the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm comes a story of life and love in a quaint logging village on the mighty Saco River in Maine.The residents of Edgewood and Pleasant Valley have always known Rose Wiley and Stephen Waterman were made for each other Stephen s considered the catch of the town strong, handsome, educated, and dependable and he s never hFrom the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm comes a story of life and love in a quaint logging village on the mighty Saco River in Maine.The residents of Edgewood and Pleasant Valley have always known Rose Wiley and Stephen Waterman were made for each other Stephen s considered the catch of the town strong, handsome, educated, and dependable and he s never had eyes for anyone but Rose But life on a farm in a small village is busy and repetitive, and to Rose, quite monotonous and stifling She longs for excitement and adventure, and can t help but feel she s missing out on a bigger world out there on the other side of the Saco.Her restlessness grows when a handsome, refined stranger from Boston comes to town and fills Rose s head with compliments and ideas, and the possibility of a new life in the big city Rose makes a fateful decision that breaks Stephen s heart and sets all the tongues in town a wagging But Rose soon discovers life s not always greener on the other side, and that what she really wanted had been right in front of her all along But will Stephen and the rest of the town forgive her for breaking his heart Will Rose s plans to win him back succeed before it s too late With its beautiful descriptions, colorful characters, and sprinkling of humor, Rose O the River is a tender homage to a simpler, sweeter way of life, and at its heart is a love story as moving and timeless as the river itself.Bonus Content Introduction, Glossary, Uncle Ananias, Image GalleryLegacy Vintage Collection Enhanced eBooks have been professionally edited for readability and professionally formatted for your favorite e reader View on The Vintage Reader.

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  • Kate Douglas Wiggin

    Kate Douglas Smith WigginKate Douglas Wiggin, nee Smith 1856 1923 was an American children s author and educator She was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 the Silver Street Free Kindergarten With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers Her best known books are The Story of Pasty 1883 , The Birds Christmas Carol 1887 , Polly Oliver s Problem 1893 , A Cathedral Courtship 1893 , The Village Watchtoer 1896 , Marm Lisa 1897 and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1903.

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  • This is such a charming little old-fashioned romance. Rose Wiley, the prettiest girl in her little Maine village, seems on the way to marriage and happiness with a fine young man, Stephen Waterman, but she is not quite contented. Rose is a sweet girl, but she has a few things to learn about life—she doesn't quite realize just what an admirable man Stephen is, or how much it means to be loved by him. She has qualms about being a farmer's wife, having dreams of tasting city glamor, so when a nei [...]



  • This isn't really a 'kids book' but it doesn't qualify as adult-reading either. These are my comments from when I read this book quite a few years ago:• It's worth skimming, but it's too verbose to read carefully.• A romance with lots of discussion on floating logs. (Obviously a poorly phrased comment. I assume I'm referring to logs floating in a river or on a lake, perhaps the timber industry.)• And this was a fun reference to the game of jackstraws.p 52 The delicate little lengths of pol [...]


  • Fairly short. Readable if one has nothing better to do, but there was too much that didn't interest me about the moving of the logs down the stream, and I didn't care that much for Rose's grandparents' querulous ways.Rose is not quite twenty, and is the beauty of the region. She doesn't think too deeply about things. When Stephen, who has loved her for as long as they've known each other, keeps proposing marriage, she finally says yes because she is convinced of his goodness and kindness and she [...]


  • This was a nice little story about a country girl who thinks she might want more than the country -- and her fiance -- offers. I like this sort of thing, from this time period, though the author used rather too much "dialect" in her characters' conversation for my taste. I know it was a convention of the time, but it makes it hard to read as one puzzles out the phonetic spellings. I'm glad we've mostly done away with this convention in contemporary fiction, because it's annoying.Anyhow, once we [...]


  • This short story is about a young, beautiful girl with all the choice of men at her feet. Through the story she grows out of her selfish desires and vain idols and realizes what is truly important and beautiful in another's character and to a better understanding of what love really means. It is also the story of a young man, though not the most handsome man around, yet the one with the most handsome and self-sacrificing character and love around. There are some flaws in the story concerning oth [...]



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