Redesigning Rose

Author: Lydia Laceby                         redisigning rose
Publisher: Lydia Laceby
Pages: 279
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Lydia Laceby

Goodreads:  Rose Parker’s husband has been lying. About everything.

When a conversation with her husband triggers questions, Rose Parker uncovers alarming answers that shatter her perfect life. But it is only when she shoves her belongings in her SUV and drives off that Rose realizes just how far from perfect her life actually was. She has nowhere to turn.

While debating between distressing sleeping arrangements-her mother’s house full of questions or a hotel room with too much solitude-Rose bumps into an acquaintance from her gardening class and allows bubbly, exuberant Becky to indulge her in a wild night full of whiskey, weeping, and whispered confidences. Suddenly, Rose has a new friend, a roof over her head, and two gorgeous men moving her out of her marital home.

As Rose struggles to settle into her new life, she remains determined to comprehend her past. And with time and distance and especially wine, comes knowledge. Frank wasn’t the only one lying to her. Rose was lying to herself.

Ope’s Opinion:  If you are divorced, you may enjoy this book.  Since I am not in that situation, I found this book hard to relate to.

The characters were well written.  I think it shows how people cope with divorce.  I think it is pretty realistic.  Rose’s friend Becky was a real friend and someone I would appreciate if I had been in Roses position.

I enjoyed Rose’s relationship with her mother.  Their relationship grew and deepened.  Her mother was able to tell Rose about her own marriage and about her Gram.

Rating:  Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
3 chairs

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