CLP Blog Tour Review: Redesigning Rose by Lydia Laceby

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Synopsis:

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.my book thoughts

I love the cover and title of this book, Lydia Laceby’s debut novel.  This is the kind of book that chick-lit lovers will love immersing themselves in. Rose is ever the optimist, in love with her husband, and is thrown for a huge curve ball, upon finding out about her husband’s unfaithfulness-in every way.

Rose leaves the comfort of her home, has a huge break down, and stays with a friend-who becomes her confidant, biggest supporter, and cheerleader through it all.  Rose has to figure out what to do with her life, as she picks up the pieces of her life and comes to the realization that her marriage was a sham.  While doing this, she becomes great friends with Becky, reconnects with her mother on a closer level, nurtures the hobby she had pushed aside (gardening), and befriends those in her life that she otherwise may  not have met through those connections with Becky and the gardening club.

It’s a light read, that Lydia Laceby is able to share with readers, while covering serious issues of marriage, infidelity, mother/daughter relationships, and new beginnings.  It’s a fantastic book that I loved reading and is one of my favorite books this year, in the chick-lit genre!

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LYDIA LACEBY is a co-founder of the fiction book blog, Novel Escapes. Since 2009, she has read and reviewed as much women’s fiction as humanly possible while designing, organizing and expanding the blog from two reviewers to seven.

In her spare time, she knits cute baby hats, would pick cheese over chocolate, and longs for the days she was able to cheat on her allergy free diet.

Lydia began her career writing a soap opera at the tender age of thirteen. It never aired. Redesigning Rose is her first novel.

 

 

 

 

Lydia Laceby Book Tour:

April 28 – Chick Lit Goddess – Q&A & Excerpt

April 30 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

May 2 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

May 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Novel Spotlight

May 8 – Crooks on Books – Review

May 9 – Karen’s Korner – Review

May 14 – Sweets Books – Excerpt

May 14 – Eat Write Love – Novel Spotlight & Q&A

May 15 – Julie Valerie’s Book Blog – Review & Q&A

May 16 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

May 19 – Fiction Dreams – Q&A

May 20 – Little Whimsy Books – Novel Spotlight &  Excerpt

May 21 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Review

May 21 – Books à la Mode – Excerpt & Giveaway

May 22 – Books in the Burbs – Review & Excerpt

May 23 – Sammy the Bookworm – Excerpt

May 26 – The Book Geek Wears Pajamas – Review & Excerpt

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “CLP Blog Tour Review: Redesigning Rose by Lydia Laceby

    chicklitplus said:
    May 23, 2014 at 7:56 am

    So glad you loved it!

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    lydialaceby said:
    May 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you for this lovely review, and for being a part of the blog tour! I’m thrilled this is one of your favourite chick lit reads of the year!

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    Redesigning Rose Blog Tour | Lydia Laceby said:
    May 24, 2014 at 4:48 am

    […] May 22 – Books in the Burbs – Review & Excerpt […]

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    […] and More by Kathy – Review May 21 – Books à la Mode – Excerpt & Giveaway May 22 – Books in the Burbs – Review & Excerpt May 26 – The Book Geek Wears Pajamas – Review & […]

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    Julie Valerie @Julie_Valerie said:
    May 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Hi Books in the Burbs! I also love the cover of Lydia Laceby’s Redesigning Rose. The red scarf is a memorable element and has such fluid movement. I really enjoyed watching Rose evolve after finding out her husband wasn’t who she thought he was. And I loved the Becky character, too! Hope you’re having a great day. Cheers!

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