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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Children of Kara Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:341
  • eBook ISBN:9781483534640

The Legend of the Black Rose

by D. C. Cowan

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This a great love story of an African princess driven from her homeland and doomed to wander as a restless spirit. The tales of the Black Rose and the Children of Kara are derived from over twenty years of collected stories from D. C. Cowan. The stories take place during a simpler time in history when the slightest hint of a scandal is known for miles around through word of mouth. Never before has an interesting mix of history and fantasy been spliced together in such an intricate and delicate manner.


“I have found you. The Black Rose’s motive was to find love . . . I have found my love . . . The greatest love story of all time comes to an end. I don’t have to search anymore. Yet, I cry because you are mine.” The Legend of the Black Rose follows a wise and comforting spirit destined to protect her lost and fading lineage. She is the Black Rose. She was an African princess who became a spiritual entity roaming from one body to the next. Once she helps a person, she moves on to the next. That is, until the Black Rose comes to the aid of Ciscely Raymond. All her life, Ciscely has read the story of the Black Rose. But she never expected to be tangled up so completely with the Black Rose’s legend. After a near fatal accident, Ciscely will need the help of the Black Rose to reclaim her life and the Black Rose will need Ciscely to reclaim her beloved one. The accident will tear Ciscely’s family apart, but will bring together age-old lovers in the most unusual way. This is a great love story of ancestral beings driven from their homeland and doomed to wander as restless spirits. Follow the Black Rose and her lover who are lost and outcast from time as they determine their proper place and identity. The Black Rose could be anyone at any time. As you read, ask yourself, who is the Black Rose?

About the author

D. C. Cowan wrote The Black Rose series over thirty years ago. Cowan, is a graduate of the prestigious Spellman College in Atlanta, GA, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. A pillar to her community, she was a director for many years at a local recreation center, and with the Sycamore Temple Church she taught Sunday School and received recognition from the members for her contributions. With quiet tenacity, Cowan has been writing her books for over thirty years only sharing her ideas with close relatives. While a dedicated housewife, she spent hours researching and writing self-help books and hundreds of poems, novels, and short stories. Finding courage in a hard time, Cowan worked for a number of years helping her children through school. Encouraged by her family, she now shares her stories with the world taking her rightful place as an African-American novelist and philosopher. A dedicated and loving mother and wife, she is the mother of two and currently resides with her retired husband.