The Wild Rose

The Wild Rose - Jennifer Donnelly

Was a good read, but I just could not get into it like I did The Tea Rose.   As I was reading it, all I could think is: "I wish this book and series would just end". Willa's problems with her leg did not seem believable with the time period. Her drug addiction, opiates are highly addictive, never affecting her was extremely questionable.  I disliked her and Seamus' illicit affair where because "They were in love" it was ok to cheat on Jennie and hurt friends and family. They could just not help themselves. (can you see my sarcasm).

I did enjoy the historical accuracy however and I really learned a lot reading the series. For example this book included Lawrence of Arabia and the Spanish Flu.  These are what kept me reading and even enjoying the books somewhat.