The Heart of The Rose is a re-release and a trip back to old school bodice-rippers, including a frightening rape scene. Bronwyn is saved as a heroine by her devotion to her family and friends. Her problem is that she, at times, behaves illogically. Edward is a good hero, and loving, but knows his place as King. The villains are wonderfully awful and the opportunity for one to get their comeuppance is a treat for readers. There are a few quirks to the plot that had me shaking my head, but I quickly got past that and was able to enjoy the book. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the book and feel that Ms. Griffith has done a good job with the research, making Heart of the Rose a fascinating romance.