Book Review: Red Lily by Nora Roberts

Book 3 of the “In the Garden” trilogy, this book marks the end of this series. This series have revolved around 4 women; 3 alive and 1 a ghost. Rosalind, Stella and Hayley have been portrayed as strong and intelligent women, self-made and independent women.

Red Lily evolves around the love story of Hayley and Harper and marks the end of Amelia Connor’s story. Hayley is a single mother of a beautiful daughter named Lily. The character has been described as an independent women who has struggled through her father’s loss and an alone pregnancy to reach her current happy condition. She is a grateful person and constantly thankful for the support that she has received from her friends. Hayley bonds the most with Amelia having undergone similar life situations.

Harper, Rosalind’s first born is portrayed as a protective son and lover. He is a gentle soul who stands by his woman. He is a proud man and Hayley is his perfect match. This love story is beautifully described and woven.However the ending of the book feels rushed and abrupt. It feels as if the author was done with the book and wanted to end immediately after the climax.

On a whole the book is a fascinating read and definitely recommended to all fiction lovers.

 

Book Review: Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts

A romantic book with a ghost….. A weird combination; rarely something that an author would want to tackle however, Nora Roberts has managed it extremely well.

I had started with the second book and have been hooked to this trilogy since then. The prologue introduces the readers to the ghost named Amelia. She has been portrayed as a shrewd and ambitious young woman. A woman who knows what she wants in life and is comfortable using any means to achieve her dreams. When Amelia becomes pregnant the transformation that she undergoes is one that is commonly seen is women all over. Any woman would find it easier to relate to the character now. Her focus shifts to her baby and her maternal instincts are on a high. The feelings are so real and the author manages to make you feel her pain.

The story centers around two characters:- Stella Rothchild and Logan Kitridge. Stella is portrayed as a strong and caring character. Her character is human enough to relate to and her grief and pain is so well described that it is almost tangible. She loses her husband at a young age and the author manages to make the reader feel Stella’s journey; her ride from panic and distress to growth and independence.

Logan on the other hand is stubborn, rude and abrasive. He has a liking for the “unorganized” and keeps giving Stella much worry over that. Their relationship has been slowly developed from argument to playful banter to love. Their relationship is a beautiful example of “opposites attract.” Logan has a soft side for kids and he has a beautiful relationship with Stella’s two sons.

The writing flows easily and the book is fun to read. For any romantic novel lover this book is definitely a recommendation.

Book Review: Black Rose by Nora Roberts

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This book is the second in “In the Garden” trilogy. It centers around the Harper family and their family ghost “The Harper Bride.” The prologue is well written and sets the base for the plot. The reader will fluctuate between feeling pity and fury for “The Harper Bride.” The author has managed to make the readers connect with the ghost and she keeps you intrigued with the life story of the ghost.

The protagonist Rosalind Harper  is showcased to be a strong and independent woman. Having had two marriages, one successful and the other a failure she doesn’t let either of them define her. She holds her ground and slays her demons. Dr. Carnegie her love interest is described as a fascinating academician who strongly supports his woman but also knows when to stand for himself.

The bond of the Harper Family is beautiful and tangible. The family members trust and stand for each other. They are constantly there for each other and the conversations between them are well written.

An interesting read for fiction lovers. I would definitely recommend this book for reading.

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Review “Why Men Love Bitches” by Sherry Argov

This book definitely has an eye-catching title. Who are “Bitches?” Are they women with an abrasive attitude? Are they mean and self- obsessed? Are they selfish? The author manages to answer all of these questions and more in this book.

Women have for long wondered as to why are men romantic at first, and then change? Sherry has wonderfully put together a power-packed book that describes how placing yourself first automatically makes a man respect you. She focuses on the fact that “Bitches” are not women with abrasive attitudes; they are women who know how to place themselves first.

She has divided the book into parts on the basis of the attraction principles that she wants women to focus on. She states the attraction principle and then follows it with a brief description and an example.

She also mentions about the various interviews she took as a part of her research. I found it intriguing that she observed an important difference between the opinion of men and women regarding “mental challenge.”Men regard a woman to be a “mental challenge” for them when she is not needy. So they associate “mental challenge” with neediness. On the other hand, women associate “mental challenge” with intelligence. That is a huge difference of opinion that the author focuses on.

In the end, would definitely say this book is worth a read, filled with Practical advice and suggestions it should be a great guide for any women out there who want to be a “bitch.”