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La Vie en Rose: Life in Pink

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Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and—of course—falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. Some days are simply too perilous for pink gowns and pearls.

Riley Lockhart is the sort of man who can make a woman lower her gaze with only
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ebook, 384 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Amazon Digital Services
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Wendy'sThoughts
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lydia Michaels Fans, Romance
4.5 Understanding Your Reality Stars
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We all have our own reality. Yes, there are Society customs, rules and regulations...There are family obligations and then the oppressive drive to fit in...It is this "fitting in" which can be the biggest obstacle in our lives...

Because who are we trying to be? The one's we are "supposed to be" ...or the one's we are directed by advertising, social media and every other force out there "to want to be"...
Or have we finally come to terms with who we
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first review I’ve ever written that I didn’t give a summary of the book. You can read a perfect description in the author’s synopsis. Instead, I want to tell you what I thought about La Vie En Rose. I read a lot of books but I’ve only read a handful that spoke to me. This is one of those stories. Have you ever felt, after reading a book, that you were meant to read it at that particular time in your life? Well, that’s how I felt after reading La Vie En Rose. What an absolutely beauti ...more
Ms. D. Reader
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
La Vie en Rose: {Life in Pink} by Lydia Michaels is an impressive story that I will read again!

This is a wonderful story. Words can't express how moving it is. It's more than a romance. I love this couple's journey and the message it shares about the power of love and how it can see you through the devastation of a life-threatening health crisis. I'm so glad I read this book. It made me grow as a person. I am still reflecting upon this story days later. It's one that will stay with me a long tim
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maggieandteddy
Here's my review:

I was really happy for the chance to read this book. I've read many of Lydia Michaels' books.
This starts off kind of emotional. Emma gets dumped by her fiance' Becket- while she's been planning their wedding. Emma's confidence is shaken. She stays home from her job and cries almost constantly. Emma's best friend/roommate Rarity has to go out of town for a week. She tells her brother Riley to keep an eye on Emma. The three of them share their NYC loft apartment.
While Rarity is g
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Maureen
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Received ARC in exchange for honest review* I did not want this story to end! What a beautiful, eye opening, gripping love story! I was totally shocked at the turn the story took and I adored how Riley unflinchingly took care of his Emma. I am aware of how our foods and environment can harm us, but this story takes it to a whole other level, hitting close to home for everyone whether or not their life has been touched as Emma's was. I loved how I could picture so many scenes as I was reading th ...more
Kim Sherratt coyne
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the very beginning of the book I was hooked. All Emma wanted was her fairy tale life of living in pink and pearls. A wedding and a lifetime of happiness until a day where it all came crashing down. Riley who never committed to anything found the only thing fighting for with Emma. When real life hits them they fought back hard and was able to overcome everything thrown at them. Once you start you won't be able to put it down. Another outstanding job by Lydia Michaels.
HJ
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cf-ish, wtf
2.5 stars. Several stars lost for being a drawn-out breast cancer manual, and overwhelming bouts of preachy lecturing about organic foods and products. I would have DNFd but I wanted to see if there was a happy ending, so I pushed through without throwing my kindle across the room.



Varied Books
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written story. Tied up in a pretty package. Ending was too perfect but it made me smile.

I had a friend who died of cancer. Sadly she waited to long to try western medicine. I
Cynthia
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was funny and at times I laughed out loud. I thought it was dearing how Riley pulled Emma out of her down times making her smile and laugh. You have a story inside a story from Emma’s ex to Riley family issues along with his sister’s secret. Riley is really like no man you have ever met at times he is childlike which makes him even more darling at times maybe not so much. This is a pretty powerful story about real life issues that a lot of us deal with today. Emma is a strong ...more
Tamara
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lydia Michaels is marketing La Vie en Rose as women's fiction. She has done this because she felt the novel didn't fall into the typical mold of the romance novel. What she doesn't seem to understand is that none of her novels are typical or fall into a mold. They are all as extraordinary as the women who writes them.
That being said, she is however right, La Vie en Rose is not a romance novel... it is a love story. Romance is the candy flowers on the cake icing. It's pretty, but it has no subst
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Regina Hunter
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book!!!! First off I am not a review writer usually, I just never know how to really express how the book made me feel. That being said, I have to try with this book because it is just that good! I love Lydia Michaels' work. I think she is an extremely talented writer who writes the kind of romances I want to read. When I curl up with with a romance I want it to be HOT and STEAMY and Lydia Michaels delivers!!!! But I also want the characters to be well thought out, realistic, likable, and c ...more
Lucy Berson
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the beginning, I loved Riley. The more I read, the more I fell in love with him. He was Emma's rock throughout everything. Emma is my hero!!! Everyone needs a Riley in their life. I laughed and I cried(A LOT). Once again, Lydia Michaels has nailed a perfect book!!!!
Stephanie
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a real love story for the ages. So many people love to get lost in the typical love stort, myself included, but this one is not the typical plot. This book makes you really see what happens and what so many people try to ignore
Emma was getting ready to be married, when she found out that her fiance was in love with someone else. Now so many people go through the crying and dejected faze when you first come out of a relationship but Emma had something that so many do not, a roommate who
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Susanne Matthews
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
La Vie En Rose {Life in Pink} dragged me in from the first page. I was hooked. But, this book wasn't what I expected it to be. It was much, much more, taking me on an emotional roller coaster ride that ended on the last page. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and cried again. My heart went out to Rulie and Emma as well as Rarity. Ms. Michaels deals with a number of sensitive issues in a straightforward manner. Excellent book. A must read for anyone who's ever had to deal with life-changing illness.
Madison L'Heureux
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this Book! It made me Happy and it made me cry . Its a book that makes you think and gives you the feeling of Hope and a Incredible Love that shows you no matter what kind of things you are going through that if you find that one Special person you can Conquer Anything!
Lori Sherratt l'heureux
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lydia Michaels captured my Heart with this book. Its a story that Grabs you and keeps pulling you ,with the power of Love and Anger,Compassion and Tenderness . A Beautiful Story that fills you with such Emotion and Hope <3 Thank You Lydia Michaels for another Book that makes me Smile!
Jane Bersani-Agabiti
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! Such a heart wrenching yet feel good story all at the same time. The relationship between these characters is so sweet and honest... This story is one that gives the true meaning of love, family and friendship. I can't wait to read again!!!
Carla Dragon
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Advanced copy given for honest review.

This book is so much and then more. These characters not only grow with each other, like most great stories do, but you will grow with them. A hit right in the humanity. Even enough to make my cold heart thaw.
Carrie
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book had me spellbound from page one!!! As for going through something similar, like Emma, this had me laughing and crying all at the same time. Very well written and a great read!!!!
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

4.5 Riley Loving Stars!



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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My La Vie On Rose Review . . .



Oh, Lydia Michaels how I love thee and your stories.  I absolutely loved this book.  Ironically with the title I should have figured out what was coming but it was written so well that everything was still a surprise for me.  And let me tell you if any woman has to go through a tough time we would all be so lucky to have someone as beautiful,
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Nancy
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: scribd
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Trish
I love it when a book takes me on an unexpected journey. Where you think you know where you're going and --WHAM -- the author throws you a doozy of a curve ball and leaves you breathless. And the end result is something you never saw coming, but you are so damn glad you experienced the ride.




La Vie en Rose is that unexpected journey. At least for me, it was. I went in totally blind. I had no clue what to expect. So, writing this review is difficult. I'd hate to ruin the reader's own journey when
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Gray Dixon
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received "La Vie en Rose" to read and review and all I can say is--Wow! What a roller coaster of feelings. I laughed and cried over Emma and Riley’s story. Not just any story or romance novel, but a love story. At certain spots, I had to put the book down and walk away because the emotional ride Ms. Michaels took me on was hard to take. Not because it was bad, but because it struck such a nerve with me. I’ve been a caregiver for my father and mother who had similar experiences.
From the beginni
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Christine Beil
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy digital copy of this book to read and review.
I recently discovered Lydia Michaels as an author and have found her books to be very intriguing. This one is no less so! The story line is lovely, thought provoking, entertaining and interesting. It includes likeable characters, interesting twists and great love scenes! You are interested in the characters and what happens to them and with them- their struggles are real. You care about and relate to them. You see them grow
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LAKristy
Very well written and edited stand-alone story with no cliffhanger.

This book was so much more than I expected, from beginning to end. A love story that seemed too good to be true, but truly just became richer and more profound. There are very few books that check the laugh-out-loud, steamy-dirty-talk, and heart-wrenching tear jerker boxes, but this one does.

Once I started, it was impossible to put this book down. I read all 380 pages in one day. I finished emotionally exhausted, but smiling and
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Shelby
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-loved
So I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. I'd seen the 5 star reviews, but I see that a lot and never quit get why there 5 stars. Except this one I get. There are few words that can describe how emotionally tied to this book I was. I will be seeking out more by this author.
AJ's book-reMarks
Picture of you

Although this is a work of fiction, it could be any woman's worst nightmare come true. It deals with betrayals, cheating, self worth, doubt, image, character, strengths, weakness, health, sickness, financial hardships, and so much more. Mostly, it's about true 💘, finding that one person who will stand & dance with you in the rain. A person who will document your journey be it pictures, music, journals, etc. Love you all the more. Warning an emotional ride inside the cover, well
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Toula
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have it in audio.
This is more than a great listen. It teaches you about life . This story teaches you what people go through. It’s anout you to have faith and never give up.
This is more then a romance story. It teaches you what a person goes through being sick..... it also teaches you what the people around the sick person goes through. How do they all manage going through life

The narrator Brian makes you life right in the story . He brought it deep in your soul
Tanya
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite line from this book:
“That moment where all the desire builds into this bullet of need aimed to one target and then… pow.” He drew in a slow breath. “Chemical explosion. Lust. Need. Hunger. All those intense senses come into play and make…” He shrugged. “Ecstasy.”

Another amazing novel by Lydia Michaels. I'm two down for two days and headed in for a third. This book was beautiful, showcasing the kind of love every woman wishes for. Unconditional and explosive. The storyline moved me an
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Karen
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you only get the chance to read one book this year, make sure it’s this book!!! 😍❤😍❤
I love most anything Lydia Michaels writes so i went into this book blind. I had no idea what the story was about. I didn’t even know the characters names but I was hooked by a couple pages in. And the more I read, the deeper I fell!
An outstanding, emotional read that will have you crying, laughing and crying again! Truly a beautiful read!!!
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Lydia Michaels lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive husband, beautiful daughter, and many crazy fur babies. She is the award winning author of over 20 romance novels. Her darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy was an Apple iBooks bestseller and she has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Bu ...more
“Life, when it was good, was indeed pink. La vie en rose.” 4 likes
“You’re a plan A girl. Leave the plan B slot for someone not so nice. Hold out for a guy that puts you at the top and knows that’s where you belong, a guy that never makes you question your worth.” His” 1 likes
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