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Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series. Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series. Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Henry leaves her feeling less than adored. Has Rose fallen in love with a man who can’t love her back? Want more matchmaking madness? Check out the Brides of Beckham. While each book stands alone, they are best enjoyed in order: Mail Order Mayhem, Mail Order Mama, Mail Order Madness, Mail Order Mix Up, Mail Order Mistake, Mail Order Maternity, and Mail Order Matchmaker


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Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series. Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series. Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Henry leaves her feeling less than adored. Has Rose fallen in love with a man who can’t love her back? Want more matchmaking madness? Check out the Brides of Beckham. While each book stands alone, they are best enjoyed in order: Mail Order Mayhem, Mail Order Mama, Mail Order Madness, Mail Order Mix Up, Mail Order Mistake, Mail Order Maternity, and Mail Order Matchmaker

30 review for Rose

  1. 4 out of 5

    Wende

    Rose is a spoiled rich girl who feel everyone is put there to serve her. She was quite unlikable. At the beginning of the book I was hoping she would quickly get married so I could go on to the next book and forget about Rose. This was dashes because she did quickly get married but she had to grow up after the wedding. Rose became a young woman that deserved love and a person who could love. Not as she loved in the beginning as a child but as a young woman with substance. I loved this book for Rose is a spoiled rich girl who feel everyone is put there to serve her. She was quite unlikable. At the beginning of the book I was hoping she would quickly get married so I could go on to the next book and forget about Rose. This was dashes because she did quickly get married but she had to grow up after the wedding. Rose became a young woman that deserved love and a person who could love. Not as she loved in the beginning as a child but as a young woman with substance. I loved this book for showing the redemption of this young girl.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melania Ramona

    2.5 stars. I understand the idea behind this story and it was interesting, somewhat, but Rose was really annoying in the beginning and Dr. Shawn wasn't special or interesting in any way. Well, he was a good man, if somewhat cold, and I think he suited Rose.

  3. 4 out of 5

    chickenmama

    Okay. The main character wasn't easy to connect with. Quick read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Patrizia Gallo

    I simply can't go on -________- It's not interesting. It's poorly written. Characters are thin as a sheet of paper... Useless.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ann Pratley

    Set in Seattle in the 1800s, this story is a simple tale of love within the higher classes of society. With a sliver of dramatic uncertainty about whether two people are suited to be married, the writing is uplifting and overall I found this a pleasant, lighthearted read. Centred on a family of sisters who possibly are going to make their own romantic tales in other books, this story is about the oldest. It tells about the flimsiness of decision making when in belief that someone is 'the one', Set in Seattle in the 1800s, this story is a simple tale of love within the higher classes of society. With a sliver of dramatic uncertainty about whether two people are suited to be married, the writing is uplifting and overall I found this a pleasant, lighthearted read. Centred on a family of sisters who possibly are going to make their own romantic tales in other books, this story is about the oldest. It tells about the flimsiness of decision making when in belief that someone is 'the one', but it's also a strong tale of personal growth by several of the characters. At the end of the book is a preview of the next book to follow, in turn about the second oldest daughter and her own journey into love and marriage. Would I read this second book, based on my read of the first? I would. Lighthearted? Sure, but still very pleasant. There is no adult content in this, so a joy to give to any teenager also. The only thing that stood out quite loudly, that makes me not give it full 5 stars, is the modern day slang in it. Even though we use 'sounds good' often in our language now, it is extremely difficult to imagine anyone - let alone a mature adult - using it in the 1800s! This was a minor niggle though, and something that could so easily be fixed by the author if they felt so inclined.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)

    When Rose sets her sights on one man, she's determined that he'll be the one that her Aunt arranges for her marriage. After the wedding however, she quickly discovers that marriage isn't all she thought it would be and that Shawn is perfectly content with not being in a loving relationship, as long as he gets the other benefits. It took me a bit to warm up to Rose, but I really enjoyed this story and the characters growth along the way.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dana Wright

    I liked the book Rose kept my attention throughout the book. I have now read two book of the Suitors of Seattle series. I found both books very refreshing to read. Reading them always makes me crave more books.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Emily Shelton

    Slow Read. Rose started out as spoiled brat, couldn't get involved, finely decided to get it read so I could try #2 bk. Glad I did. 2 very stubborn People, good story, They worked it out,

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laurel

    The beginning was rather lame, but the story line did get better. I was surprised at the proof reading. Found several typos that should have been caught.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Barbara A. Faw

    Good story. HEA.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Presly Jones

    Just an okay read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jason Kincheloe

    What a spoiled girl It took Rose learning that true love takes time and that marriage takes two to make it work. Good book

  13. 5 out of 5

    Grats5820

    Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series.Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Henry leaves her feeling less than adored. Has Rose fallen in love with a man who cant love her back?Want more matchmaking Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series.Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Henry leaves her feeling less than adored. Has Rose fallen in love with a man who can’t love her back?Want more matchmaking madness? Check out the Brides of Beckham. While each book stands alone, they are best enjoyed in order:

  14. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Communication and honesty are both prerequisites for a successful marriage. Eighteen year old Rose Sullivan was both beautiful and spoiled. She was also self-centered, naïve, head-strong, egotistical, selfish and immature. For years everything revolved around her and everyone loved her, a declaration she took to be universal. Suitors lined up and competed for her affections and she reveled in the spectacle. Then she saw Dr Shawn Henry and she knew that he was the one. It was love at first sight Communication and honesty are both prerequisites for a successful marriage. Eighteen year old Rose Sullivan was both beautiful and spoiled. She was also self-centered, naïve, head-strong, egotistical, selfish and immature. For years everything revolved around her and everyone loved her, a declaration she took to be universal. Suitors lined up and competed for her affections and she reveled in the spectacle. Then she saw Dr Shawn Henry and she knew that he was the one. It was love at first sight and she was sure the feelings were mutual, as everybody loved her. She promptly declares that her husband would be Dr Shawn or nobody. She turned a deaf ear when family members warned her against making a hasty decision and when he proposed she immediately accepted. Dr Henry was new in Seattle. He grew up and studies dentistry in the east and moved west to Seattle, Washington to start a practice and (hopefully) find a good woman to marry and start a family. Seattle was still a boom town and the men vastly outnumbered the women, making his prospects of a relationship difficult. When Rose expressed a special interest in him it was like a dream come true and he jumped at the chance to court this beautiful young woman. Love? He didn’t love her as he really didn’t know her but he was more than willing to try marriage and hope that love would soon follow. After consummating their marriage on their wedding night, she declared her love for him but he didn’t reciprocate the statement. Rose’s bubble bursted and her dreams collapsed. Life wasn’t the fairytale she had always imagined it to be. Would she ever recover? Would Shawn grow to love her? What she trapped in a loveless union that would only end in a life of unhappiness? This is an emotionally charged tale about love and the hopeless romantic that transforms into a woman capable to love and be loved. Barring the occasional spelling and editorial faults this is a book that could appeal to a large reading base.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Guffey

    Rose (Suitors of Seattle #1) By: Kirsten Osbourne 4/5 stars After Harriett Long became a mail order bride herself to her now husband, Max, she also gained a new family with Maxs sister, brother-in-law, and a slew of nieceseight of them to be exact. She was also flabbergasted that the oldest niece Rose Sullivan, was 16 and had several suitors and had the tendency to play them against one another. There was a shortage of men at that time in the west, so there was a lot of competition for the women. Rose (Suitors of Seattle #1) By: Kirsten Osbourne 4/5 stars After Harriett Long became a mail order bride herself to her now husband, Max, she also gained a new family with Max’s sister, brother-in-law, and a slew of nieces…eight of them to be exact. She was also flabbergasted that the oldest niece Rose Sullivan, was 16 and had several suitors and had the tendency to play them against one another. There was a shortage of men at that time in the west, so there was a lot of competition for the women. Harriett made a deal that if the girls would wait until they were 18 to start courting, they could bring a list of 10 men to her, she and Higgins would research and investigate the men, then she would provide her niece with the top three names and they could choose their husband from that list. And thus the deal was struck to find suitable suitors and husbands for her nieces. Rose always had all the boys’ attention and professions of love, adoration and loyalty. She was so wrapped up in herself that she thought there wasn’t any possible way that a man could meet her and not love her instantly. During a chance meeting she meets the new dentist in town, Dr. Shawn Henry. Being from the East Coast, he doesn’t know anyone and is ready to take a wife, and just about anyone would do. But Rose has her sights set on him. But he doesn’t fall to her feet and worship her, he doesn’t even love her and has no qualms of telling her that either. To say that Rose is heart-broken and devastated is making light of the situation. She thinks that she could possibly leave and divorce him for lack of love. But more than one person lets her know that is not acceptable, especially since she was warned that he didn’t love her by more than one person. Rose has a lot of growing up to do.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Another wonderful series by Osbourne. I love the flower girls! And Osbourne always writes with such a great sense of humor, you will be laughing out loud.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    Synopsis: "Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series. Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Henry leaves her feeling less than adored. Has Rose fallen in love with a man who cant love her back?" My Review: Synopsis: "Rose is the first book in a highly anticipated new series Suitors of Seattle, following the adventures of eight Western daughters ready to benefit from the matchmaking skills of her new Aunt Harriett, whom readers will recognize from the best selling Brides of Beckham series. Pampered socialite Rose is used to men falling at her feet. But her match with handsome Dr. Shawn Henry leaves her feeling less than adored. Has Rose fallen in love with a man who can’t love her back?" My Review: This was a book you kind of needed to read after the author's previous series. The story jumped right in and I wasn't able to get to know the characters too well. It was a very short read and would be great for an afternoon lazing around in the sun. There weren't any great shockers or twists in the story, just the usual storyline of a stupid misunderstanding that gets blown out of proportion and is quickly resolved at the end. Towards the end of the book I did start to get to know a couple of the sub-characters and was a little intrigued by them. This book felt more like a prequel to a series than the first book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marjorie

    Given To Me For An Honest Review Rose (Suitors of Seattle Book 1) by Kirsten Osbourne is a one sitting read. It is really good. Just enough romance to settle your heart. Rose is a spoiled young girl. She is almost 18 and ready to find a husband. Her aunt is working as matchmaker. So, Rose is to give the names of her top three choices for her list of potential husbands so that her aunt can have them checked out. Rose has been used to men falling all over the place to be at her beck and call and Given To Me For An Honest Review Rose (Suitors of Seattle Book 1) by Kirsten Osbourne is a one sitting read. It is really good. Just enough romance to settle your heart. Rose is a spoiled young girl. She is almost 18 and ready to find a husband. Her aunt is working as matchmaker. So, Rose is to give the names of her top three choices for her list of potential husbands so that her aunt can have them checked out. Rose has been used to men falling all over the place to be at her beck and call and that is just what she is used to. Well, that is until Dr. Shawn comes to town. He is very handsome and is a dentist. Rose decides that he is the one. He is lonely and wants a wife. They are married. Are they really in love with each other? Does Rose learn the true meaning of marriage? The story is really a quaint one. I enjoyed reading it very much. I fell in love with Rose, she is one of a kind. I gave this book 5 stars but wish I could have given it more. I recommend this book to everyone, especially those who enjoy true romance stories. I look for more by Kirsten Osbourne.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jeene Hobbs

    The first flower marries This series of stories involving 8 sisters all with flower names is a spinoff of the Brides of Beckham, Book 7, Mail Order Matchmaker. Harriet, the matchmaker, married Max who has 8 nieces. Because of her abusive background she offers to help the girls with their matches but not until they turn 18. Rose had boys flocking to her by the time she was 14. She is not too happy with Harriet's rule that she wait until she is 18 to marry. She provides a list of 10 beaux to The first flower marries This series of stories involving 8 sisters all with flower names is a spinoff of the Brides of Beckham, Book 7, Mail Order Matchmaker. Harriet, the matchmaker, married Max who has 8 nieces. Because of her abusive background she offers to help the girls with their matches but not until they turn 18. Rose had boys flocking to her by the time she was 14. She is not too happy with Harriet's rule that she wait until she is 18 to marry. She provides a list of 10 beaux to Harriet to investigate. However, at the last moment she meets Dr. Shawn in the park. It's love at first site for Rose. This is an interesting story in that the romance is one sided throughout much of the story. Rose loves Shawn, but he does not love her even though he marries her. All the boys love Rose and she cannot imagine that Shawn does not as well. Now she has to make her marriage work. This story is totally about relationships. 3.5/5

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    I hate to be harsh. I couldn't get past the few pages. There were errors which could have been easily resolved with spellcheck and grammar checks. It was not well developed. You didn't sink into the story, or trip into it, or submerge directly into something fast paced and wonderful. The first page makes it clear that Rose is bubble-headed and insipid, used to getting her way, and listening to her parents, and doing what she's told, and floating along in life without a thought for anything. Just I hate to be harsh. I couldn't get past the few pages. There were errors which could have been easily resolved with spellcheck and grammar checks. It was not well developed. You didn't sink into the story, or trip into it, or submerge directly into something fast paced and wonderful. The first page makes it clear that Rose is bubble-headed and insipid, used to getting her way, and listening to her parents, and doing what she's told, and floating along in life without a thought for anything. Just getting married. It felt like it was written because the author wanted some characters to get laid, without putting as much thought into them as there should be for a well rounded, believable and gripping story. I didn't have any incentive to continue, because I had no interest in the "heroine" or what might happen to her. With that said, I did not finish the book, only started, and couldn't continue. It may get better.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Keith

    I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this free eBook. Rose is a spoiled Seattle Territory Socialite and when she meets Dr Shawn Henry in the park one day she decides that she MUST marry him! Dr. Shawn doesn't really remember her, but he wants a wife and she is of a good family, is interested in him and he decides she is a good choice. Thus begins a comedy of errors between these two. Osbourne continues Harriet's story from her mail order bride days including a I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this free eBook. Rose is a spoiled Seattle Territory Socialite and when she meets Dr Shawn Henry in the park one day she decides that she MUST marry him! Dr. Shawn doesn't really remember her, but he wants a wife and she is of a good family, is interested in him and he decides she is a good choice. Thus begins a comedy of errors between these two. Osbourne continues Harriet's story from her mail order bride days including a continuation of Higgins role as investigator. I give high marks for Osbourne's look into domestic violence of the era. Great read!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    I read this book because it was available for free as an ebook. It was a short read, I read it in a few hours. At first I seriously contemplated putting it down since the characters were flat and honestly annoying. Also, there was a whole lot of "telling not showing." That irked me a fair amount. As the book went on and both Rose and Shawn matured, it got better. Still was some lack of communication between them at times but I do enjoy a book where the characters are already married.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dianne Sidebottom

    Well... I didn't like the girl to begin with but by the end of the story I grew very attached to her behaviour n character. As for the dentist he was realistic but I thought he could have done better than letting 7 months go by with suspicion while Rose grows the pregnancy n being rejected so. Fred for the baby.... hopefully they could come to agreeance with a petname. Like George of Will n Kate he surely will get a petname.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kristin King

    Think Scarlett O'Hara ending up in what her groom calls a marriage of convenience when she's used to being adored. The love story really develops after the wedding (one scene rated R), and I liked the twist on the beauty trying to win the love of her man. Nice original plot elements, well paced weekend reading.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Pittman

    Wow hello new series!!!!! I gave this book four stars because it was the first in the series and I just met the crew. Love how the hero showed the spoiled herione that she was not God's gift to men but that he could come to Love her. And when she finally grew up he did finally realize he had indeed falling in love with his wife.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Klein

    Scented with sweetness. Rose(Suitors of Seattle) by Kirsten Osborne, and plus the introduction of a story of "Lily". You cannot help but enjoy these two sweet stories. This is a amusing tale of the Sullivan family, and their six, but widely different daughters, who by the way happened to be named after their Momma's favorite flowers.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Annette K Hernandez

    Good fun reading! I really enjoyed this book. It made me smile. All of the sisters are named after flowers. The first flower is Rose. Rose fell in love with her doctor, and finally her doctor fell in love with Rose.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Duane

    I like historical romance but this one wasn't to my liking. I didn't hate it but I won't read any more of this series. I'm not going to let one book dissuade me from trying another of her novels because I have seen some positive reviews of her writing.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Another idea I've read all the books in the Seattle Flowers series, loved them all! I live in Missouri and know of sisters all with gem names, thought it would be a great idea for another series! Ruby, Opal, Jade ect. Just a thought!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Carmen Gentes

    Nice read Great short story! Nice little romance. Happy endings always make me smile! Lovable characters too. Just goes to show you can never discount love. Totally reminds me of my sisters!

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