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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Salting Roses by Lorelle Marinello

Salting Roses: A NovelPublisher: Avon
Pages:  336 pgs
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge

Summary from Publisher:
A young woman abandoned as an infant on an Alabama porch is horrified to discover that she is the missing heiress to a vast Connecticut fortune—a birthright she is desperate to reject in favor of her Peachtree Lane roots.

Gracie Lynne Calloway—once left in a coal bucket on a front porch in a small Alabama town—discovers on her twenty-fifth birthday that she is the kidnapped daughter of a late New England financier and heiress to a fortune. When the tabloid press and her unwanted greedy relatives descend on her, she has to admit the quiet secure life she's known and loved is gone for good. As Gracie struggles to stabilize her world and come to terms with her new identity, she learns that belonging is not about where you came from but who you are.

My Review:
Namesake book! I love books with main characters with my name. It’s a sick obsession to collect them but I can’t help it. When I was a kid, no one had my name. Now it’s every-freaking-where.

Gracie was one of the best characters I have come across in a long time and not only because we share a name. I love that she is a tomboy. You get so tired of reading about the same girly heroines but it was nice to read about a heroine that broke that mold. She was also stubborn, spunky and strong. I love that her stubborn verged on obnoxious and that she was quite the tough cookie. Part of my love for Gracie is that Marinello wrote her so well. She managed to take a tough girl like Gracie and soften her up without losing any bit of the character that I had grown to love.

There was something so engaging about this book and I can’t place my finger on it. I am a New Yorker through and through. Sometimes books about the South and Southern culture tend to go right over my very Northern head. This one didn’t. I found it charming. I loved all of the characters, the romance, the romance, the story. Everything really.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.

1 comment:

  1. Being a Northern girl myself I know what you mean about not always connecting with Southern fiction. I'm glad to know that wasn't the case with this book though! So happy you enjoyed it. :)

    Thank for being a part of the tour.



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