Webb, Holly

Paperback - 2013
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
While others at St. Bridget's Home for Abandoned Girls dream of adoption, Rose wants only a job and independence until she is hired as maid to Mr. Fountain, an alchemist, and realizes that she, like his grand residence, is filled with magic.

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,, 2013
ISBN: 9781402285813
Branch Call Number: J FIC W
Characteristics: 234 pages ; 19 cm


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Dec 26, 2013
  • m2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Rose is a delight! Holly Webb may be the new Eva Ibbotson! A fun historical fiction/fantasy about an orphan who becomes a maid in a great magician's house and solves an important mystery and discovers new powers. Can't wait to read the next one. Go out and get a copy of Rose right now!

Nov 21, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Holly Webb isn’t trying to write the next Harry Potter. She’s just trying to write a fun little historical fiction alternate fantasy world. It just so happens that in the process she’s managed to conjure up a book that feels good from the get-go. Funny and smart, exciting but never forgetting the rudimentary details of day-to-day life, Rose is the kind of book you could kick yourself for missing.

Oct 23, 2013
  • ReadingDolphins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i really recommend this book and its series because there is so much mystery of magic in it!

Aug 01, 2013

I'm gonna go ahead and read this 'cuz I like Lemony Snicket and 'cuz,why the heck not:)

Dec 30, 2012
  • katie0808 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was first one to read it!!! it was a really exciting book and I can't wait to read the next ones! It was magical!!!:)


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Nov 21, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 21, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Think about it a little while and you’ll see how lucky Rose is. Out of all the girls at St. Bridget’s Home for Abandoned Girls she was the one picked to work as a housemaid at the prestigious Aloysius Fountain’s home. Still, it’s strange. An alchemist in high demand, Mr. Fountain knows how to wield magic. That’s not the strange thing. The strange thing is that it seems as though Rose has some kind of power of her own. She can hear Gustavus the cat talk. She inadvertently saves Mr. Fountain’s apprentice Frederick from a misty monster. And then there are the pictures she sometimes conjures up . . . Rose is perfectly happy where she is, thank you very much. She doesn’t have much use for magic. But when children start disappearing and one of them is a friend to Rose, it seems as though it’s up to her to figure out who’s doing it and to stop them once and for all.


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