Redesigning Rose

Redesigning Rose

by Lydia Laceby


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ISBN-13: 9780991990214
Publisher: Lydia Laceby
Publication date: 06/22/2013
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Lydia Laceby is the co-founder of Novel Escapes, a chick lit and contemporary women's fiction book blog. Since 2009, she has read and reviewed as much women's fiction as humanly possible while designing, organizing and expanding the website from two reviewers to five.

In her spare time, she knits cute baby hats, would pick cheese over chocolate-if she had to choose-and regularly cheats on her allergy free diet.

Lydia has always wanted to write and began her career writing a soap opera at the tender age of thirteen. It never aired. Redesigning Rose is her first novel.

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Redesigning Rose 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
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*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author and I really enjoyed this book ! You Won't be sorry if u purchase .
sidneykay More than 1 year ago
A little hard to believe occasionally, but okay.
sneps More than 1 year ago
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! -BooksintheBurbs
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In her debut novel, Redesigning Rose, author Lydia Laceby weaves a heartwarming story that follows a woman's journey of self-discovery and transformation. When Rose Parker discovers her husband Frank's lies and dark secrets, it causes her to question if her marriage was nothing but a lie. Shattered with the realization that her marriage was over, she packs up her belongings and leaves, not knowing where she was going to go. With a little help from Becky, a gardening classmate, and Becky's sexy brother Scott and his best friend Adam, Rose embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and starts to rebuild her life with a little bit of trial and tribulation and romance along the way. Redesigning Rose is an intriguing story set in Toronto and told in the first person narrative by Rose, who takes the reader along for the ride on her emotional journey of self-discovery and transformation. You can't help but get drawn into Rose's story and feel for her when she is forced to face the reality that she didn't really know who her husband really was, and that her marriage was based on lies and secrets. But even with this heart wrenching discovery, the reader follows Rose as she rebuilds her life and transforms herself into an independent and strong lady with the help and emotional support from her Mom and friends Becky, Scott, and Adam. The story has a nice mixture of heartbreak, loss, humor, inspiration, and romance that takes you on a roller coaster ride where you will experience the gamut of emotions. Redesigning Rose is an inspirational and uplifting story of one woman's strength, survival, growth, and transformation.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that REDESIGNING ROSE by Lydia Laceby is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite After a brief conversation with her mother, Rose’s entire life begins to unravel. What she thought was just missing money morphed into the end of her marriage and a new chapter in her life. Looking around her soon-to-be-former home, Rose realizes just how blind she has been and she’s strong enough to not accept all the blame herself. Unwilling to burden her mother with her marital problems, Rose moves in with a friend from gardening class, Becky, and that is where Redesigning Rose really begins. Rose is struggling with moving forward without allowing the past to haunt her. Lydia Laceby constructs a wonderful cast of characters to help and sometimes hinder Rose on her path back to happiness. She paints the story of a hurting but very strong heroine who is unwilling to let the rest of her life be defined by one bad incident, her failed marriage. Redesigning Rose should be a kind of melancholy tale of a divorcee struggling to move forward with her life but it is surprisingly uplifting and funny. Rose wasn’t just some depressed woman leaning on her best friend; Lydia Laceby gave Becky her just desserts with her own story line and allowed Rose to return the love and support she received. You have self-discovery, love, friendship, divorce, hot men, financial ruin, and did I mention sexy men? Laceby created a truly fantastic story filled with warm and lovable characters that have you wishing for the very best as the end draws near. Of course there is a love interest but it almost seemed secondary to the relationship between Rose and Becky, which made me love this story even more.
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book really hit home for me, you see I am Rose in this story.  It was a brilliantly written story about a woman's survival  from the devastation brought on by her husband.  The story is heart wrenching, heart warming and heart felt.  Rose goes through so  many real emotions in this book that you can't help but feel for her.  Rose survives and finds what she needs to get through and make a  life for herself.  This is an awesome book that is must read.  I give it 5 stars
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Rose Parker opens a bank statement for the first time in years and finds huge amounts of money missing.   When questioning her husband she learns so much more than what happen to that money.   Her life is shattered and she moves out on her husband.   She moves in with Becky, an acquaintance from her gardening class, and her life takes a new turn.  As she struggles with her new life, she is determined not to let the past haunt her.  The best part of this story is how uplifting it is.  Although it starts rough, with a wife leaving her husband after finding out their marriage has been full of deceit, the story quickly turns into a positive story.  The story of a woman who when faced with a rough road decides to pick herself up and make her life so much better.   She has her days of grieving and beating herself up, but overall she understands that she is strong enough to overcome this.  A huge part of her overcoming is the support of her new best friend Becky, who has a history of a failed marriage and can relate to what Rose is going through, and Rose’s mother, who steps up with 100% support without ever doubting that Rose will succeed in moving past her failed marriage.   Scott, Becky’s brother, and Adam, Scott’s best friend, are also huge supporters of Rose even though they did not know Rose before she moved in with Becky. I have to say that Scott is probably my most favorite character in this book.  Every book needs some hot and studly men.  Not only did he step to the plate and help Rose in any way she needed but he was just there.   There when she just needed someone to talk to.  There when she just needs someone to sit with her.  There when she needs someone to get her out of the house.  Scott also knew when to step back and not be there.  He never doubted her and showed it in so many ways.   Becky’s storyline came later in the book and it added so much to the story.  I loved that Becky got a chance to shine and not just be the support system and best friend.   It gave Rose the chance to be that friend that Becky had been for Rose for the whole story.  It also gave me a chance to learn Becky’s history.  I loved how all the characters that rally around Rose now had the chance to rally around Becky and give her the support she truly needed.   This is a quick and easy read.  I started it just before bed and hated to put it down to sleep.  I grabbed it right up in the morning and barely put it down all day.  This is a novel that I will recommend to all my chic lit readers.