Stepping on Roses
裸足でバラを踏め (Hadashi de Bara wo Fume)
Shoujo – Drama, historical, romance
9 Volumes (complete)
Japan, late 1800s. Sumi tries her best to care for orphans her brother brings home. But Eisuke keeps losing money gambling! When one of the kids gets sick, Sumi feels hopeless. A kind stranger gives her money, but she soon needs more. Then another man enters Sumi’s life and makes a demand: marry him but never love him.