The Legend of the Black Rose

The Original Story

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
341 Pages
Reviewed on 08/11/2014
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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

The Legend of the Black Rose by D.C. Cowan is the story of a beautiful African princess who is kidnapped and brought to America and into a life of slavery and abuse. This proud woman will come back to life through her descendants as she continues to seek justice and find the love that was cruelly taken from her time and again. A young mother of two, Ciscerly, has an accident and she wakes up in another era as Mary, the future pastor’s wife. In an effort to go back to her old life, she seeks the help of James Blakemore, a person she recognizes in her previous life. James falls in love with her but he is engaged to another woman who, through a strange twist of events, undergoes a change in personality and character, just as Ciscerly goes back to her old life. These characters will meet again in the future as the black rose continues to haunt them.

The first thing that strikes me about this book is its originality. The Legend of the Black Rose by D.C. Cowan is an exceptional and compelling story about an African princess who travels back and forth through time. One will surely feel for this proud woman who is torn from her home and her young husband and thrust into a life of abject misery. Protective of her descendants, she becomes a wandering spirit and tries to manipulate their lives. What follows is a dizzying turn of events that still comes out coherent and consistent in the end. The Legend of the Black Rose is an epic love story that knows no barriers. As we follow the saga of the unhappy princess in The Legend of the Black Rose, we get caught in the web of an amazing story woven by master storyteller, D.C. Cowan.