Friday, October 23, 2015
Redesigning Rose by Lydia Laceby - Review
Title: Redesigning Rose
Author: Lydia Laceby
Genre: Adult, Contemporary
Length: 280 Pages
Release Date: June 16, 2013
Source: Goodreads First Reads
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
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.
This isn't your typical divorce story. Instead of being devoted to dissecting the relationship, it's devoted to watching Rose blossom and grow on her own as she "redesigns" her life after finding out her husband's horrible secret. Somewhere along the line, Rose has lost who she is. Watching her find out what makes her tick again was great.
This wasn't all sunny though. There were a lot of struggles, some deep soul searching accompanied by tears, and new friends that need to find their direction as well. Rose builds some amazing new relationships and gains old ones back again. This was not a depressing or woe is me style story. But a story of a woman taking her life back and learning to love it again.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*