BOOK REVIEW | Lily Rose by Deborah Robinson

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Lily Rose | Deborah Robinson
288 pages | Publication Date: August 25th 2020 | Skyhorse Publishing

Today’s book tour stop with Suzy Approved Book Tours is for Lily Rose, which is loosely based on the author’s real life experiences. I was often wondering throughout the book which parts would make up her own memoir, and what happened that was added in for her debut novel to make it such an interesting read.

Deborah Robinson is a fashion and lifestyle expert regularly appearing on the fifteen top media markets nationally and on cable talk shows. Previously, she was the national spokesperson for Petite Sophisticates, a retail chain of 350 specialty stores. She appeared regularly on national and regional television, as well as QVC, offering wardrobe and lifestyle trends. She was a contributing editor to Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and Palm Beach Style Magazine, and a regular fashion reporter for the WXIA NBC affiliate in Atlanta, GA. She was also the national fashion coordinator for Sarah Coventry, the largest costume jewelry company in the world. She lives in Palm Beach, Florida.

Here’s the synopsis:

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Love has set the tone for most of Lily Rose’s young life in Cumberland Falls, high in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. But her perfect world falls apart when her beloved adopted parents are tragically killed and she is sent to live at Red Rose Farm, in the Bluegrass. Lily starts high school and meets her first love, who introduces the idea of a much bigger world to Lily. This relationship spurs her to pursue the grit and glamour of the New York fashion world and a marriage that will nearly cause her demise.

Lily Rose follows Lily as she grows into a New York fashion icon and battles abuse, power struggles, and infertility. In the shadows, we learn about the young woman who gave Lily up and how they will collide. Lily Rose is about love and marriage, infidelity, infertility, and identity. It also calls into questions the old adages blood is thicker than water and nothing is more important than family. Will Lily Rose ever find what she has been searching for? And most importantly, will she be able to stay true to herself in the process?

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What I enjoyed most was how the story seemed to have a focus on staying true to yourself, even while going after your dreams. For a debut novel, I thought Lily Rose was full of great characters, and covered lots of issues within the story – death, relationships, domestic abuse, event minor mentions of suicide and abortion – packed into this particular title and creating a great, quick read.

Since she mentioned that it was based on her own story, I would love to know more about what parts were real and what was embellished & added into the story to make this wonderful read.

Deborah Robinson is a fashion and lifestyle expert regularly appearing on the fifteen top media markets nationally and on cable talk shows. Previously, she was the national spokesperson for Petite Sophisticates, a retail chain of 350 specialty stores. She appeared regularly on national and regional television, as well as QVC, offering wardrobe and lifestyle trends. She was a contributing editor to Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and Palm Beach Style Magazine, and a regular fashion reporter for the WXIA NBC affiliate in Atlanta, GA. She was also the national fashion coordinator for Sarah Coventry, the largest costume jewelry company in the world. She lives in Palm Beach, Florida.

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