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Unlike the legendary Roses, Josh's marriage to Victoria should have all the qualities of an everlasting union. But when an innocent caper involving missing Milky Ways catapults out of control at their son's elite private school, they find themselves entering into a shattering warfare of a different kind. Armed with the emotional mayhem inherited from their parents as well as compounded pressures involving a depraved headmaster, clandestine affairs, and Victoria's male-hating mother, The Children of the Roses presents a gripping story of the lengths to which parents will go to protect their children.
Little more than a child herself, Josh's ever-sympathetic and overstuffed sister, Evie, lavishes her "food is love" obsession on her beloved niece and nephew, who are 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 seemingly perfect things to be darkly and even comically dysfunctional.
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By Ali on 04-28-18
Good wrap up to the books
I find these characters even more engaging than their Parents in the first book. War of the Roses wasn't necessarily a book that left me wondering how Josh and Eveie turned out so I was surprised I really liked this one more than the first. The narrator wasn't my favorite at first but he transitions into the other characters flawlessly and except for one accent that reminded me of George Takei's affected "Oh My!" voice I was very engaged with his voice acting to the point I nearly missed some editing snafus where he can be heard starting a sentence over again. I can't even complain because I was too happy to find this story on Audiable! It's a shorter book but worth it if you're ok with few surprises but interesting turn of events and characters. It's become one of my longer list of favorites.
By Godxila on 08-06-16
the continuing saga...
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I would recommend it with the disclaimer "the war of the roses was one of a kind, don't expect the same tension in this book".
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I was very creeped out by the children. I can see a possible third book. i would like to know how the kids grow up and what they get up to.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
didn't really like the narrator. perhaps a female voice would have been more engaging.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
if it was on netflix.
Any additional comments?
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”