FTN3: Waking Rose - a fairy tale retold

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ftn-back-waking-rose-10th-anniversary.jpgIt seemed he never could redeem from such a steadfast spell his lady's eyes...

Ever since he rescued her from Certain Death, Rose Brier has had a crush on Ben Denniston, otherwise known as Fish. But Fish, struggling with problems of his own, thinks that Rose should look elsewhere for a knight in shining armor.

Trying to forget him, Rose goes to college, takes up with a sword-wielding band of brothers, and starts an investigation into her family's past that proves increasingly mysterious. Then Rose experiences a tragic accident...or was it an "accident"? Fish, assisted by Rose's new friends, finds himself drawn into a search through a tangle of revenge and corruption that might be threatening Rose's very life. The climax is a crucible of fear, fight, and fire that Fish must pass through to reach Rose and conquer his dragons.

This third book from the immensely popular Fairy Tale Novel series is a modern retelling of The Sleeping Beauty by Brothers Grimm, in a special 10th Anniversary edition. 

READ CHAPTERS 1-4 of Waking Rose - a fairy tale retold by Regina Doman.


Age 16 - Up.
351 pages.
6" x 9"
Languages: English and Polish

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  • 5
    A truly wonderful story.

    Posted by Jacinta Rose S. on 15th Feb 2014

    What an AWESOME story. It was so exciting, scary, and beautiful. It has to be my favorite of the Fairy Tale Novels. I loved how Fish changed toward Rose was soooooo beautiful. *spoiler* I LOVED the scene in her dressing room when her hair falls down and his heart stops. *sigh* And the last scene? Awwwwwwww.
    A wonderful story that everyone should read.

  • 5

    Posted by Cecilia on 14th Feb 2014

    Waking Rose has been, ever since I was given it on my birthday (Best Birthday gift EVER!), my favourite novel and romance.

    It successfully covers both romance and action in a beautiful modern variation of Sleeping Beauty, and I'm very impressed.

    I love the plot and the characters are all perfect in the role they play in the story.

    There are no tedious chapters in this book and you won't find any moments when you don't empathise with the characters, an aspect of a novel I consider essential for it to be a success.

  • 5
    Best One in the Series

    Posted by Shannon on 13th Feb 2014

    The book Waking Rose was my favorite out of all the series because of the continuation of two of my favorite characters from the books.

    The book is fast paced, and keeps you on your toes, which is something I love in a book, if it is boring and slightly irritating at first, there is a good chance I won't be reading it. With this book there's not a chance of that happening.
    The mystery is thrilling, and the romance in the book is portrayed wonderfully. You fall in love with the characters almost immediately, and I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new series to read.
    It has been one of the best Christmas gifts I've received, and one that I will be sure to give to my kids once they are old enough.

  • 5
    Waking Rose Rocks!

    Posted by danamrohr@gmail.com on 17th Jan 2014

    First, I can't believe I haven't already reviewed! How very remiss of me.

    Waking Rose, is, and always will be, my favourite of all the Fairy Tale Novels. The plot line, continuation of the last two books, and characters, were all so well written and portrayed, it's impossible not to fall in love with it.

    Waking Rose is the first book in the series that I read. It was also a beloved Christmas present... the best Christmas present, ever.

    But more than that, Waking Rose provided me with an example of what a good Catholic love story is like. It helped shape my choices, and since I started reading these books, I've been listing friends and family who I know would appreciate a good Catholic Romance Story as well.

    Waking Rose is an all around amazing story about love enduring. I am so glad to have read it. This Valentine's Day, I plan to write a book review for it and submit it to the Catholic Newspaper.