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The Rose Of Sebastopol

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Author: Katharine McMahon

Publisher: Phoenix, 416 pages

AT the height of the Crimean War, young and beautiful Rosa Barr leaves the comforts of her London home to go to Balaklava to be a nurse. She leaves behind her cousin, Mariella, whose fiancĂ©, Henry, is a surgeon on the battlefield. When Henry is taken ill and sent to recuperate in Italy, Mariella goes to him. However, on her arrival at his lodgings, she receives news that Rosa has disappeared. Mariella’s subsequent decision to learn more about her cousin’s disappearance takes her to the city of Sebastopol where she meets Rose’s stepbrother, a cavalry officer whose life becomes inextricably linked with her own.