The Rose Girls (Unabridged)
by Victoria Connelly
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Thirty-year-old Celeste Hamilton's life is at a crossroads: she has just left a disastrous marriage, and her estranged mother has recently died, leaving the family's rose business in jeopardy. Reluctantly, Celeste returns to the family home, a moated manor house in Suffolk, to help her two younger sisters sort out the estate and revive the business. Having endured the fallout from her mother's narcissistic personality disorder when she was younger, Celeste is filled with self-doubt and crippling insecurities. But she must find the strength and courage to take charge and make some tough decisions to keep the old house from falling down around them. The Rose Girls is an uplifting, tender and romantic story of courage, perseverance and the healing power of family.
The premis of the book is fair but I can't understand why each line of dialogue invariably ends with "Gertie said" ; "Evie said" or "Cele said" . We were listening to the audibook while painting the stairs & were both howling laughing at such poor quality writing. Even the narrator who tried to do a sterling job in trying circumstances seemed to accentuate the work "said" as if she had become so bored with the way it was written. I doubt I can give the book back to itunes (as you can do with audible) - dreadful book!