compelling and sweeping romance of a young widow's struggle
to survive in Virginia City, Nevada during the silver
boom. Left homeless, beaten and raped, Rose O’Conner
reluctantly turns to prostitution. Determined never
again to be the victim, she uncovers a vast resource
of inner strength in the midst of Virginia City’s turbulent
times. However, she falls in love with a man who can
never marry her while she is the madam of one of Virginia
City’s finest parlor houses.
Review by Dr. Tami Brady
I have a new favorite fiction writer.
I recently read Divine Diva by Catherine MacDonald and
absolutely loved this empowering Chit Lit story. So
when I came across another novel from Ms. MacDonald,
Comstock Rose, I was eager to see how the author would
do with historical fiction. I was not disappointed!
Comstock Rose is the story of Rose O’Conner. Rose was
raised in a wealthy family who disowned her when she
got pregnant by (and married) Ian O’Conner. Unfortunately,
life with Ian was even worse than the scenario that
Rose’s mother had told the young girl. Ian was an abusive
drunk who gambled most of their money away.