Redesigning Rose

Lydia Laceby
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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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About the author

LYDIA LACEBY is a co-founder of the fiction book blog, Novel Escapes. Since 2009, she has read and reviewed as much women’s fiction as humanly possible while designing, organizing and expanding the blog from two reviewers to seven.

In her spare time, she knits cute baby hats, would pick cheese over chocolate, and regularly cheats on her allergy free diet. Lydia 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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Publisher
Lydia Laceby
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Published on
Jan 7, 2014
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9780991990221
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Synopsis

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