Tuesday, January 17, 2017

REVIEW: "Wild Poppy" by Vivian Winslow (New Adult, Romance)

by Vivian Winslow

Publisher: Vivian Winslow
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: December 6th 2016

Series: Wildflowers, #4
Standalone: Yes

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Description from Publisher:
The daughter of a renown media mogul, Poppy Koslowski has her life turned upside down overnight when her father is indicted for a massive fraud that leads to the loss of her family’s fortune. In the wake of the scandal, Poppy moves to Paris at the behest of her aunt, the Countess Domel, who, unbeknownst to Poppy, intends to find a wealthy husband for her niece in order to ensure her future. Poppy, however, has her own dreams of finishing school and realizing her goal of becoming an award-winning journalist. When she meets Henri Olin, the passionate and seductive illegitimate son of one of France’s most powerful politicians, his political and social ideology introduces Poppy to a world very different from her own. Yet, Poppy ultimately learns that everything comes at a price, even love. After suffering a devastating loss, Poppy finds herself alone and virtually penniless, and is forced to make her way back to America to piece together the remnants of her life in New York City. There, she rediscovers her passion once again, only to be confronted with yet another life choice, one that will forever shape her destiny.
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My Musings:
Vivian Winslow is obviously a very talented author, and I really enjoyed her style of storytelling and the immersive descriptions of Poppy's world. That said, I think I would have liked this story a lot more if I was already familiar with the previous books in the series. It was standalone, but I didn't feel as much of a connection to everything as I would like.

Poppy's whole world goes into upheaval when her father goes to prison for fraud, she loses her family home and has to move, and is no longer seen in the best light by the social elite. Things only get worse for her when her mother chooses to remarry for money in an attempt to be accepted again in high society. Poppy makes some ill-thought decisions that only make her life more complicated and difficult, and the results are a bit heartbreaking.

I think I will try to read the Gilded Flowers and Wildflowers series and have more of an appreciation of this, but I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Winslow's rich characters.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my own.

About the Author:
Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job and her incurable wanderlust. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years.

New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of fashion, the arts and especially food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.
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1 comment:

Giselle said...

Great review! Thanks for hosting today! :)