I hope you are doing well this lovely Friday. And do you guys have plans for the weekend? I just want to rest and read, maybe write a bit, and definitely work on blog posts.
Anyway, let’s talk about what’s really important. Today I bring you a review of a book that got released today. “A Delicate Flower” is a psychological suspense/thriller, written by the amazing Chelsea Lena Girard, my Canadian friend and fellow bookstagrammer.
I’m happy I got a chance to read and review this book and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with all of you. And if you are following me on Instagram and Twitter you will see me talk about this book a lot today and this weekend.
Thank you, Chelsea! Loved the book! And thank you for the opportunity. Happy Release Day! Third book baby in your arms, and many more to come.
After spending her whole life on the grounds of an orphanage, Rose wants nothing more than to find the perfect family to spend her life with, that is until she finally leaves the orphanage against her will. Rose is kidnapped and all she had ever known no longer exists. When she is thrown int a life of sex trafficking, Rose must uncover the secrets behind her mother’s disappearance and find a way to escape before it’s too late.
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I review for professional book publishers such as Simon and Schuster Canada and Hachette Books. I am always looking for a new book to review.
I tend to draw to novels that draw away from love stories and more towards suspense and personal experiences shared from one person to the next. I love books that make you feel for the character and give you a sense of fulfillment when you claim their happiness as you’re own.
I am always busy with school, work and with my family but I always leave time out of my day to relax with a book and some tea. For me, it’s a form of escape from the world that I am surrounded by, where I can escape to a world where I can draw a connection to the book characters and their stories.
- Chelsea Girard
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I have a lot of things to say about this book, but first of all let me tell you guys that it’s not a book for everyone. Why? Because not everyone likes the genre, and that’s okay, but if you do like books that have this psychological thriller kind of vibe and is emotional and thought provoking, then this IS the book fo you. That been said… I loved it!
If you are following Chelsea’s work, you know that this is the first novel she published, the previous books were poems. I’m very happy to see all of the hard working she put in this book and how she has developed her writing style in this novel.
This book made me cry sometimes, it made me almost scream that some characters, it made me be angry with Rose, it made me scare, it made me want the characters happiness… overall it made me emotional. And that was because I was invested in the story. The author’s ability to connect with us via the characters’ lives, emotions, actions or thoughts/words was that made me feel, from page one until the very end of the novel.
Another thing I liked was that the chapter followed two characters. Yes, Rose is the main character, and I wouldn’t care if I just read a book in her perspective, but the fact that Chelsea gave us Joyce’s chapters made me connect more with Rose. And seriously, at some point I want to beat the hell out of Joy and I was confused because I didn’t know if I should thrust her or not. That’s a will done thrilling aspect to me.
And remember me talking about the fact that the author has poetry books? Well, another thing I loved about this book and that it may explain why I loved it so much is the melody. Chelsea’s poetry has this melody to it that take us on a journey… a journey through our souls, lives and dreams. And I want applaud her for taking that same melody that made her writing style hers and put it in this book too.
Sometimes a melody doesn’t have to be happy and up-beating for me to love the song or the storyline in the book. Sometimes we have to listen or read carefully and open our hearts to the melody of the rain as much as the sound of the beach. So, yeah… Did this book meant something to me? Yes, it did.
It made me think, it made me feel and it made me sad but also hopeful for a good turn of events for everyone that is in this situation. I can’t say I understand because I don’t. I really don’t. I have never been in this kind of situation. But this books felt real to me, and I know the world can be even crueler than this book shows it, and that’s the sad part.
Does the book have room for improvement? No. It’s the author that can improve. Chelsea wrote this book and that’s it. In the next one she will have learn another melody and she will add that to that book, but this novel is a complete album and it is what it is. The bad, the ugly and the hope that never ends.
Again I wanted to thank Chelsea for the ARC. Not only was it an emotional read for me, but writing this review was also a journey into my soul.
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