The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel #BookReview #MichaelJoseph #5*


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Rose Gold Watts believed she was sick for eighteen years.

She thought she needed the feeding tube, the surgeries, the wheelchair . . .

Turns out her mother is a really good liar.

After five years in prison, Patty Watts is finally free. All she wants is to put old grievances behind her, reconcile with the daughter who testified against her – and care for her new infant grandson.

When Rose Gold agrees to have Patty move in, it seems their relationship is truly on the mend. And she has waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

But is she still the pliable young girl she once was? And is Patty still as keen on settling an old score?

Because if mothers never forget then daughters never forgive.


A gripping tale of obsession, reconciliation and revenge from an incredible new talent.


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Intense & Absorbing!      stars 5


Wow .. this is an intense and absorbing read!

Rose Gold was a poorly child; her mother gave up everything to care for her. At least, that’s what both Rose Gold and the rest of the world believed until her mom was sent to jail for poisoning her . . .

This is a really well written book which starts off as a nice, gentle read as we follow the stories of both Rose Gold and her mother, Patty Watts. Told in a clear and concise manner, it’s a substantive read which really grabbed my attention from the off. What happened when Patty had served her sentence surprised me but the best was yet to come. A stunning read, cleverly plotted and slowly revealing, this held my attention to the very end – when I realised my mouth was gaping! If you are a reader who enjoys a psychological thriller, then this is a novel you really must add to you reading list. Quite awesome, and no less than five sparkling stars will do for such a highly original story!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: women’s psychological fiction
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook
  • Size: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Publication Date: 5 March 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
  •              Google Play
  •              Barnes & Noble (Published as Darling Rose Gold)
  •              Kobo
  •              W. H. Smith
  •              Waterstones
  •              amazon


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Author Bio


Stephanie Wrobel


Stephanie Wrobel grew up in Chicago but has lived in the UK for three years with her husband and dog, Moose Barkwinkle. She has an MFA from Emerson College and has had short fiction published in Bellevue Literary Review. Before turning to fiction, she worked as a creative copywriter at various advertising agencies.



Social Media


Twitter: @stephwrobel

Facebook: @stephaniewrobelbooks


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