Like the flower she was named after, Rose Red’s dazzling outward appearance hides strength and sharp thorns.
But as a newly-crowned princess, she is beset by doubts. Being a female ruler in a male-dominated society, has her weaving between centuries of accepted practice and forging ahead with her own style.
But when she meets a new ambassador who sneers and shakes her fist at the rules, Rose questions her ability to separate truth from lies.
From a castle to a carriage and beyond, the princess is a ruler, a lover and a companion. But just as tangled briars creep and crush everything in their path, Rose’s happiness depends on parting the shadows and finding what is buried underneath.