Review: Vivian ~ The Three Mrs. Monroes by Bernadette Marie

Posted July 23, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

The Three Mrs Monroes VivianTitle:  Vivian~The Three Mrs. Monroes
Series:  The Three Mrs. Monroes #3
Author:  Bernadette Marie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 9, 2014
Publisher:  5 Prince publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

From loss breeds new beginnings… 

Vivian Monroe had been jaded. Her husband’s death only compounded the lies she’d only come to learn about.

Clayton North knows a thing or two about loss. He figured it was fate for him to meet Vivian Monroe. He’ll take on the challenge of helping her mend her heart.

Midst new friendships and new romance, Vivian must let go of her pain and face the woman who helped Adam Monroe weave his deceptive web.

Read on for my thoughts on Vivian~The Three Mrs. Monroes.  No true spoilers, promise.

The final story in The Three Mrs. Monroes series is a compelling,, emotional and satisfying conclusion to the tale of three woman who unknowingly married the same man – and the aftermath of his lies, and their futures.

Vivian has always been the hardest, most bitter of the women caught up in Adam’s web of lies.  Now at the conclusion of the story I better understand why she is that way.  Vivian has had difficulties with Adam’s mother from the very start.  We were given glimpses into the havoc Stella has caused in the earlier novels – but we had absolutely no clue just how deeply her psychotic, manipulative, nastiness actually went until now.

Recently widowed teacher Clayton and his adorable two daughters were the first to step up to the doors of the daycare center to be enrolled in the ladies’ new venture.  There was a spark at that first meeting between Vivian and Clayton, in the second novel, and now we get to see Vivian when she is allowed to love and be loved in return – no games, no subterfuge simply loved for exactly who she is.  And actually the “normal” Vivian is a sympathetic, likeable character.  She is definitely the focus of all the novels as it is her story that brought all of this craziness about, even if she (and we the reader) was unaware of it at the beginning.  Stella is one nasty piece of work – and just how badly she has messed with Vivian’s life will become heartbreakingly clear.

In Vivian we will see all the strings tied up, a mystery solved, new life begin and see Vivian in a new light as she sheds years of unknown abuse, bitterness and is finally free to be the woman she always should have been.  When I first started this series Vivian was far from my favorite character, today she is a shining star because now I understand exactly what has been beneath the surface for her over the years.

This entire series has been a delightful read for me.  I’ve enjoyed the threaded mystery, the love stories, the growth of the characters and the ending was perfectly wrapped up in an extremely satisfying manner.  I would not hesitate to recommend this series to any romance reader.  You will be taken on an emotional roller coaster but it is well worth the ride.  Indulge yourself and enjoy.

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