Book Of The Day – Sanctuary Of Roses

by Greg on March 6, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Historical Romance by international bestselling author Colleen Gleason. Sanctuary of Roses has an outstanding 5.0 star rating and is only $3.99!

“I loved this story! Gleason paints a believable picture of the medieval world, complete with politics and culture along with a moving, emotional love story between two wonderful characters. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy a well-written, lovely medieval romance.” Romance Fan – Amazon Reviewer

Sanctuary of Roses (The Medieval Herb Garden Series)
by Colleen Gleason
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: Historical Romance
Price: $3.99


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Madelyne de Belgrume has lived in secrecy in a hidden abbey for years. Her mad, abusive father, Fantin, believes she is dead.

Lord Gavin Mal Verne wants nothing more than to seek revenge on Fantin de Belgrume … and he has the king’s blessing to bring the man to heel.

After a battle with Fantin that leaves Gavin nearly dead, he accidentally comes upon a hidden abbey … and the beautiful, serene nun who helps to heal him, touching his heart in more ways than one.

When Gavin discovers Madelyne’s true identity, she is forced to leave the sanctuary of the abbey and appeal to King Henry for succor.

To her horror, Madelyne learns she must either marry … or be returned to her father’s custody.

If you love the rich tapestry of medieval romances from Tina St. John, Paula Quinn, Roberta Gellis, Catherine Coulter and Julie Garwood, you’ll love Sanctuary of Roses!

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I loved this lush, passionate, sweet story. There aren’t many medieval romances done well anymore, and with more than just a window-dressing setting, but Colleen Gleason, with her flair for historical detail and setting, really puts the reader in the time period. Highly recommended! This book seems to be related to two others, and I’m going to read them too.


Gleason’s historical romances are always done well, with excellent research and an attention to detail. This one especially worked for me. This is a wonderful romance in a great historical setting and I loved it.


Don’t you just love it when a new-to-you author delivers a fantastic read? That’s what Colleen Gleason does in her medieval romance, Sanctuary of Roses. Her wonderfully complex characters live in a time of intrigues, secrets and simmering passions. I highly recommend this book for lovers of historicals.


So well written! I fell in love with all the characters and found them so lovable. If you enjoy a story with strong characters, lots of emotion, and an amazing villain, look no more, read this book!

Get Sanctuary Of Roses here: Sanctuary of Roses

About The Author

Colleen Gleason is the international best-selling author of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. She has written fifteen books for New American Library, MIRA Books, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware), and her books have been translated into more than seven languages.

Colleen lives in the Midwest with her family and three dogs, and is currently working on her next novel.


I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing some kind of story – from the 6th-grade version of Gilligan’s Island that starred my classmates and me, to the passed-around-the-classroom story of my friends in high school meeting our favorite rock band and the adventures that ensued, to my first real attempt at writing a full-length novel, which was in college (when I should have been studying).

Off and on over the years, during my career in health care and with small business start-ups, getting married, raising two dogs and three children, I wrote – sometimes finishing the book, sometimes moving on to greener pastures (ie, a different story. New. Exciting. Fresh!).

I recently became addicted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (thank heaven for DVDs!), and thought … hmm … what would it be like if Buffy had been living during the times of balls and chaperones and the ton? And thus The Gardella Legacy was born.

All five of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles have been released, and although I was sad to see them end, they ended at a place that felt right. There may be more in the future … but as of now, I have no plans.

In the mean time, I’m working on a new historical vampire series to be released in 2011. I’m also writing a fabulously different post-apocalyptic paranormal romance for Avon under the name Joss Ware. Check out the site to find out how I went from vampire hunters to zombies! The first three books are available now!

I hope you enjoy the books and would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Colleen Gleason and ENT appreciate it.

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1 Terri March 6, 2012 at 4:22 am

I have read this one as well as the rest of the series. Enjoyed it and would recommend it as well.

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