Steeped with nostalgia, warmth, and kindness, author Rose Elaine brews another
tale of intergenerational friendship, family values, unconditional love, and
unforgettable characters that you’ll remember for years to come.
When an unwelcome guest arrives at The Rose Elaine Manor, his presence threatens to
disrupt Rose’s most treasured family holiday, Friendship Day. Leaving Jim jealous and
Rose frustrated, the man from Rose’s past dredges up tensions she wishes she could
Despite their visitor’s greedy intentions, Nancy and Betsy do their best to keep
Rose’s mind on what truly matters: her mother’s legacy, which is worth more than
any business venture in the world.
When Rose’s mom learned about World Friendship Day so many years ago, it broke her heart to know it was just another day on the calendar she and others flew past. After all, what could be more important than celebrating the people who bring joy and laughter into their lives? Now, without her mother, Rose is determined to keep the Manor’s Friendship Day alive, no matter whose selfish intentions stand in her way.
As generations of women come together to celebrate each other with music, art, dining, and even a little dancing, one thing is clear: The Manor is more than just a business. Rosy Lane is a home, and the women who keep the Manor afloat are the lifeblood that keeps Rose smiling despite all the people trying to take it away from her.
I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.
This book was unique. I found that I enjoyed parts of it, but was left wanting a little bit more. I find that it is meaningful and a good read. This story is short. I wouldn’t call that a book, but more like a novella.
This is one of the stories that is hard to write about. I do not want to give away spoilers or details, but I think that it was interesting. I loved that there were some well written moments, but I found myself looking for a storyline. I don’t think I caught onto it as well as others that I have read in a similar genre. I did also think that the ending was a bit abrupt. I did think the author was going for a cliffhanger, but maybe missed the mark a bit.
My Rating: I rate this novella 3 out of 5 stars. While there were moments that I enjoyed, I found parts that I didn’t. I think you should read it, but I don’t think this is a read again book for me. It was not awful by any means, but just average. I look forward to the sequel to see if I can find a difference in enjoyment.