Book Review: Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson when I attended the OLA Super Conference.

The story is that of Willow, daughter of Rosie Collins and Rex Thorpe. Rosie Collins is a woman who is magnetic and who makes everything dazzle. Rex Thorpe is a man who is serious and unsentimental. When the two meet, Rex is swept up in Rosie’s maniac tornado of love. Rosie is illuminating, but she is also exhausting. The story of Rosie and Rex show that not only do opposites attract, but that they also cause friction.

After their divorce, their child Willow navigates two completely different worlds: the effervescence of her mother’s world, and the structured routine of her father’s. But as Rosie’s swirl of heightened emotions cuts a wider swath, heartache looms for Willow.

Rosie Colored Glasses is a novel about the different ways that love can find you. It describes the struggle of Willow, and her father, to make sense of a world of extremes – extreme loneliness and extreme love. The novel is about how the human heart can break, and how it is resilient and can heal.

The author takes us on the journey of intense love and the disappointments it brings with it. The love experienced by Rosie, Rex, and Willow are described as well as the transformations that this love brings about. This intense story is told with insight and compassion. While reading it, I felt a connection with all three characters. I felt their emotions and understood their feelings. Their experience is told with an empathetic voice that is believable.

Brianna Wolfson’s novel is one that I would recommend for those who enjoy reading contemporary fiction. The story is told with a realism that is hard to ignore. Rosie Coloured Glasses does an excellent job of embracing the effects of a maniac type of love.

I gave this novel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars on Goodreads.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the 31st in my 50 book pledge for 2018)

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson

  1. 5 stars, sounds like I need to read it! I’m reading “Finding Joy”, by Lisa See right now. I ordered several of her books, after reading Shanghai Girl’s. They are really good.


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