FALLING ROSES: THE YEARS BETWEEN
April 20, 2007
1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200, Bloomington, IN 47403
Rating: 4 Cups
Gabrielle Ravolie thought life with her husband, Johnny, would last forever. Unfortunately her death put a damper on any happiness she chose to have with Johnny and their children.
Johnny Ravolie remembers the first time he saw Gabrielle and fell in love. Now that she is gone, all he has are the children and angry parents who hold him responsible for Gabrielle’s death.
Jackie Ravolie finds it hard to accept that her mother is dead. All she has left is her dad and her brother, Robbie.
It has been years since Johnny lost his beloved wife, Gabrielle. He and the children try to adapt to the situation. While Jackie attends a vocational field trip to the psychiatric hospital with her class, she spots a woman that vaguely resembles her deceased mother. Jackie learns that Kathryn Lyn Morris is a patient at the hospital who suffers transient global amnesia. Even after twelve years Jackie feels certain about her instincts. With the help of Robbie, they sneak Kathryn out of the hospital. Johnny cannot believe his children abducted a woman and brought her home. To top matters, they fabricate this story she is Gabrielle. Johnny refuses to listen to the matter, but the more the children pursue, perhaps they should conduct some extensive testing to be certain. Unless they find the truth, there can be no closure for them.
Falling Roses: The Years Between is the sequel to Falling Roses that continues on with the story of Gabrielle and Johnny Ravolie, with an addition of their children. The cast of characters is huge in this read, but Jackie stands out as she comes to terms with her mother’s death only to unlock explosive secrets later. With a seasoning of romance, passion, and some mystery along the way, this sequel opens up a mirage of events that spin through the years. Ms. Piemonte adds intrigue and a blending of the mob to give more plausibility to the storyline. With a huge range of emotions with the funeral, then years later with the discovery of the truth, the well-rounded characters allow the reader to feel a part of the story in the making.
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