Redesigning Rose – Lydia Laceby

20140103-123813 pm.jpgFormat: E-Book (Kindle)
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: 15th June 2013
Pages: 281 Pages

Rating: 3/5

The Blurb
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.

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The Review
Thank you to Lydia for sending me a copy to read and review.

Rose has to make a very important decision and that’s to leave her husband, Frank. Why didn’t she realise that he was up to no good? Rose embarks on a mission to stand on her own two feet and moves in with her friend Becky.

After reading all the reviews on Goodreads, I was majorly excited to be reading ‘Redesigning Rose’, but I hate to say, I was a little disappointed. Personally, I didn’t really think the story progressed, Rose had left her husband and that was that.

One thing I did like about Rose was that she wasn’t overly emotional all the time. I mean of course she’s going to be upset as 10 years of her marriage are over, but she’s not wallowing in self pity as much as other novels describe! She is definitely a tough cookie.

I did quite like Becky in the beginning because she was jolly and made Rose happy and I’d be grateful for that. However, when she got a man it was like Rose didn’t matter. Why do some woman do that? Are you not allowed to spend time with your friends as well as your boyfriend? Yes, I know Becky should be happy but don’t forget who your friends are!

Gardening was a very important topic in the novel and I liked how it was a hobby of so many people. You never hear anyone interested in gardening anymore. Also, the adding of how to create a potato barrel at the end was a nice touch. I would quite like to try creating one.

I have decided to give Redesigning Rose 3 stars, not because it was bad, but because it wasn’t my cup of tea!

You can purchase Redesigning Rose on Amazon or on Paperback.

You can find out more about Lydia at and!

Lydia is also on Twitter at @novelescapes and @lydialaceby.

Published by Clare

Book lover, tea drinker and sushi fiend!

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