Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

March 17, 2020

For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.

Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.

After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.

Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.

Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling...

And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.


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★★★ 3 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓲𝓿𝓮𝔀 ★★★


Every year there's that book that EVERYONE is talking about. Well, really there are usually a few. The ones EVERYONE is saying are must reads. And almost all of them fall flat for me. I am saddened to say, this is another one that I had to sit back and wonder if I read the same book as everyone else. For me, this book isn't a must read.


After finally finishing this one, I sat there wondering what I just read. It wasn't riveting. It wasn't suspenseful. It wasn't thrilling. If I'm being honest, it wasn't all that interesting. After reading the book description, I thought for sure it would be one of those books I wanted everyone to read. 


The characters are twisted, and not in a good way. They are all unlikeable and don't deserve any form of redemption. Sometimes revenge is a dish best served cold. In this case, revenge is just insane. 


I struggled through this book. It's all over the place. At times, it made no sense. It's told from two point of views, both of them mentally disturbed. So one can imagine the mess you have to wade through to find a good story in there. I will give it credit though. It is creepy. Just not the kind of creepy I like or look for. 


If you're looking for your next favorite read, I'm not so sure this one is it. I'm still trying to figure out why people loved this so much. Sometimes, I can see why others love something I don't. I just can't with this one. Admittedly, I can't find a positive thing to say about this one.

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