Published by Mira Books on February 20th 2018
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I LOVED this book!!!!! I was a mess by the end but I loved every single page!
This book reads like a fairy tale which I LOVED!!! Very nice touch.
This book touched on so many things: love, loss, mental illness, addiction, bullying, family, Mother-child relationships, Father-Child relationships, etc.
Rosie is eccentric! She doesn’t stay in one spot for too long. She wanders around doing as she pleases living here and there, working numerous jobs, never staying rooted for too long. She skips to her own beat. She meets Rex when he orders flowers for another woman and Rosie changes the note on the card. He confronts her about it and finds that there is something so different yet irresistible about Rosie.
Rex is the complete opposite of Rosie. He is grounded, ordered and happy to live a normal life. He is drawn to Roise’s quirkiness and energy. She brings a little fun and chaos to his life. Both have their doubts about whether this relationship will last but both love the other and forge forward with their lives. When they get married and have children things go downhill. I don’t want to go into this too much as I don’t want to give away too much of the plot.
This book also focuses on Willow their daughter. She is quirky herself and has a close relationship with her Mother. She loves her Mother’s whimsical way of living. Her Mother is fun, always quick to give love and affection. Her Mother accepts her and loves her. Willow is happiest with her Mother. She views her father as being unloving, cold, distant and never pleased with anything she does. They have a strained relationship and Willow is sad in his home.
This books is told through flashbacks, different perspectives, and has a fairy tale feel to it. This book is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. This is a story about love in various forms: romantic love, love of a child for a parent, love of a parent for a child and also sibling love. This is a really beautiful story that had me reaching for my Kleenex. Sometimes love does not conquer all. Sometimes our good intentions hurt others. Sometimes love cannot save someone on a destructive path. But Love can also heal us and make us stronger.
I highly recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book from Harlequin and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.