Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Review for Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Darling Rose Gold

publication: March 17th 2020 by Berkley

Sharp Objects meets My Lovely Wife in this tightly drawn debut that peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships...

For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.

Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.

After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.

Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.

Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling...

And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

My Thoughts…

I’ve heard of people who did this to their children and have always been disgusted by their stories.   Stephanie Wrobel did a lot of research while writing this story about a mother who fakes her child’s illnesses.   The story had a heartbreaking affect on me, while opening my eyes to the strength a child can gain when a mother is held accountable for the things done to the child.   

Rose Gold did not know her mother was a bad person when she was growing up, she thought her mother had her best interests at heart because that is what mothers do.  Until the truth comes out and she realizes that all the things she thought was wrong with her were all part of her mother’s sick life.   I hated that a child went through this but enjoyed learning how Rose Gold would continue her life without the one person who has always been there for her.   She got a job, struggled with life, and needed retribution for all that had been done to her.   

The retribution was interesting.  I could see that Rose Gold and Patty were both playing games with each other, I was guessing at who the ultimate winner would be and had no clue how it would end.   The twists and turns kept me wondering and turning pages while I prayed that Rose Gold would come out on top. 

If you are looking for a book full of twists and turns that will tug at your heart Darling Rose Gold is the book for you.

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