Darling Rose Gold, a review by Tanya

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Darling Rose Gold
By Stephanie Wrobel

10 hours Audiobook
Published Mar 2020 by Penguin Audio

This story made me crazy! And not in a good way. Abuse of children or animals (of any kind) is hard for me to read about. But, realizing that this happens every day, we can’t bury our heads in the sand about these subject matters. But I just felt icky during this whole entire audiobook and was so very glad when I was done with it!

The story itself, besides the challenging subject matter, is somewhat simplistic in the way it is laid out and how the plot lines unfold. I think the author did a good job with providing a decent story but for the most part, the story for me was a pretty bland tale (again, taking out the abuse parts).

There were times where I was rooting for Rose Gold to get her life together and move on from the pain and suffering her mother put her through. There were times where I felt sadness for the mother who never received help for her childhood trauma (and then felt guilty that I felt sorry for her). That old saying “Hurt people hurt people” is true. I suppose there are times you can find sympathy for the people who are hurting others….to a point (and only sometimes).

Towards the end of the book, seeing Rose Gold’s future, I wanted to be happy and I think the author wanted the reader to be happy, but all I could think was – Well, this sucks!

I’m rating this a 3 as it was a decent story. But the ick factor of it makes me want to put it to a 2.5. I’m glad I’m done with this one!

Tanya

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