September 28, 2017

Rosie Colored Glasses

"When one world rubbed against another." ~ 1%

Rex Thorpe is a man with a plan. He has strong morals and always prepared. Rosie is the opposite; she craves spontaneity. She flits here; skips there. Never a steady presence. Rex and Rosie meet in an unconventional way. Their romance is sudden. Then came marriage and children: Willow and Asher. Years go by with series of events happening and then divorce comes. Rosie Colored Glasses tells the story of this family focusing on central themes like love, bliss, self-medication and extreme loneliness.

Titles mean everything! It is often the first thing you notice about a book besides the cover. So was this an attempt at the cliché: looking through life with rose-colored glasses? Because if so...nice try. Rosie wasn't even looking through life with clear vision let alone following her line of view! Some call it eccentric, but she was too loopy when it came to love, life and basic interaction. Thus making it hard to embrace her as the main character.

Willow, however, was more relatable. She wanted to see the good in all people. She had firm beliefs in her little world and darnit if anyone would tarnish them. As an eleven-year-old, Willow tries her best to adapt to newly divorced parents and two households. But she really wants to spend all her time with mom Rosie. Unfortunately, Willow learns the hard way that Rosie has her own demons to deal with.

"Determination to get to love."
 ~ 88%

Rosie Colored Glasses was not incredibly heart-breaking. It did not cause tears or draw sympathy from me. The writing style of alternate narration was done very well though. It is what kept me interested seeing points of view from the past and present. This can be tricky for a debut novel but the author definitely made it work.

Happy Early Pub Day, Brianna Wolfson! Rosie Colored Glasses will be available February 18, 2018.

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Rosie Colored Glasses
Author: Brianna Wolfson
Published: February 2018
Pages: 336
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤


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