Published by SkyhorseDate Published: 25 August, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
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Is blood truly thicker than water? After a desperate search for her birth mother, fashionista Lily Rose is forced to confront her turbulent past.
Love has set the tone for most of Lily Rose’s young life in Cumberland Falls, high in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. But her perfect world falls apart when her beloved adopted parents are tragically killed and she is sent to live at Red Rose Farm, in the Bluegrass. Lily starts high school and meets her first love, who introduces the idea of a much bigger world to Lily. This relationship spurs her to pursue the grit and glamour of the New York fashion world and a marriage that will nearly cause her demise.
Lily Rose follows Lily as she grows into a New York fashion icon and battles abuse, power struggles, and infertility. In the shadows, we learn about the young woman who gave Lily up and how they will collide. Lily Rose is about love and marriage, infidelity, infertility, and identity. It also calls into questions the old adages blood is thicker than water and nothing is more important than family. Will Lily Rose ever find what she has been searching for? And most importantly, will she be able to stay true to herself in the process?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
Deborah Robinson is a debut author, and one that I am so happy that I had the chance to learn about. I loved the way she chiseled her characters and weaved a wonderful tale of finding ones true self. This story was raw, heart wrenching, mind blowing, filled with love, hope, pain and was down right captivating.
As someone who has a biological sister somewhere out there, I felt drawn to Lily Rose and her adoptive life. As someone who had a rough first marriage, I felt for Lily Rose when she was married. The mental struggles, the let downs…..all of it was as if I was Lily Rose for the time.
Simply put, this book was absolutely powerful in every way. Robinson created a novel that the reader can get lost in, needing to feel what the characters feel, needing to see how their stories play out. Each page turn was more in depth, each page turn filled with emotions that are undeniable as the reader becomes a part of the story. Definitely recommending this one to all my reader friends!