Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Book Review and TLC Tour Stop: Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello

Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello
Paperback: 336 pages
Avon A; Original edition (November 30, 2010)

I received a copy of Salting Roses from the publisher in exchange for my participating in the TLC Book Tour for this book.

Summary from the author's website:
A small town Alabama girl, left on a doorstep as an infant, finds her quiet world turned upside down on her twenty-fifth birthday when a stranger informs her that she is the kidnapped daughter of a New England financier and heiress to an enormous fortune.
My Thoughts:
My first inclination was to think that Salting Roses would be your typical 'strike it rich' story, but I was wrong.  Lorelle Marinello constructed a tale about Gracie, a girl who learned that she was not who she believed herself to be - in the span of a day, she learned the truth about her biological parents and the inheritance that she was entitled to receive.

I am a huge sucker for great character writing, and Lorelle Marinello impressed me.  Gracie, Sam, Alice, Ben, Artie, Kate and even Conrad were written so beautifully and were so real.  The story line could have been so predictable, but it wasn't.  The characters could have been flat and uninteresting, but they weren't.  The love story that was woven into Gracie's new world could have been over the top or too sappy, but it wasn't.  Salting Roses was well-crafted, believable, entertaining, funny and heart-warming.

I'm so happy that I had an opportunity to review Salting Roses and participate on the TLC Book Tour.  I highly recommend Salting Roses to lovers of women's fiction, and to those who are looking for a light and entertaining read.

Other TLC Book Tour Participants:
November 30th: Rundpinne
December 2nd: Raging Bibliomania
December 7th: Life in the Thumb
December 8th: Calico Critic
December 9th: The Lost Entwife
December 13th: Café of Dreams
December 16th: Book Club Classics!
December 20th: In the Next Room
December 21st: Tales of a Capricious Reader
December 22nd: Books Like Breathing
December 28th: BookNAround

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  1. I've seen reviews of this one and hope to read it soon.

  2. I'm so glad to know that the characters were believable and fun to read about - that always makes for a great read!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour. :)

  3. Wonderful review! I enjoy well-drawn and believable characters in fiction.