Disclosure: Stonehouse Productions provided me with a copy of The War Of the Roses: The Children, for the purpose of my review, however. Any thoughts, opinions and/or testimonials expressed herein are solely my own.
I love to read, but if you ask me, it’s always best to do this right before bed, that way when you begin dozing off, that last paragraph or two form dreams that play out vividly in your head. This doesn’t happen every with every book I read, but when it does, I know I’ve got a good one.
I’ve just finished reading The War Of the Roses: The Children. And whether you come from a broken home, know someone who’s gone through that experience or are going through it currently, this book is worth the read. I never knew about the The War of the Roses, but after reading this book, I’m definitely reading the first (and then the sequel once more).
True Story: My parents divorced when I was 13; my sisters were 14 and 7; even though we each have different accounts of what we considered “awful experiences”; before, during, and after that divorce scarred each of us for life. Add to that, a “let’s get married again” marriage proposal from my father, to my mother, the night before he suffered a major heart attack and died (just 3 years after their divorce). This just adds to the dysfunctional settings of my family’s past, and my emotional future.
If you’ve ever been through a divorce, or had to adjust to the separation of your parents (whether temporary or permanent) you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say…Divorce is no picnic, for anyone, but know that in due time, the ones who suffer most are always the children.
The War Of The Roses: The Children is hailed by readers as ‘A must read for parents dealing with divorce’. Publisher’s Weekly says it, “recreates the marital bickering that made the original The War of the Roses such juicy movie material.”
The War of the Roses: The Children
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By Warren Adler
Publisher: Stonehouse Press (March 15, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1590061128 | ISBN-13: 978-1590061121
Warren Adler’s The War of the Roses leaped onto the public consciousness and has since remained an essential thread in a wider tapestry of divorce iconography. Now, Adler presents us with the chandelier-shattering legacy of Barbara and Jonathan Rose relived in their children Jose and Evie in a hilarious sequel to the original iconic tale about the perils of marriage, divorce and the destructive power of materialism.
Little more than a child herself, Josh’s ever sympathetic and over-stuffed sister Evie lavishes her ‘food-is-love’ obsession on her beloved niece and nephew coping with their own sense of loss. Meanwhile, Michael and Emily, soon-to-be children of divorce, orchestrate their own plan to keep their family together at all costs. Adler, once again, demonstrates his storytelling mastery by revealing the intricate blending of the past with the present, and how time unravels all things seemingly perfect to be darkly and even comically dysfunctional.
Learn more: Visit www.WarrenAdler.com
I really don’t know what else to say. I love this book; it’s definitely worth taking the time to read.