The Dahlia Trilogy by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

5 Stars


The Dahlia Trilogy by Vivian Winslow is the enticing story that introduces us to Dahlia Baron, Lily’s twin sister (The Lily Trilogy Books #1-3) as we set off on a captivating journey full of drama, love, heartache, betrayal, complicated family dynamics, sizzle, secrets, choices, determination, and righting wrongs. This box set contains the entire Dahlia Trilogy, which are also books/s #4, #5, and #6 in the Gilded Flower Series.


The trilogy consists of:

-Blue Dahlia (Book #4 of the Gilded Flower Trilogies Series)

-Black Dahlia (Book #5 of the Gilded Flower Trilogies Series)

-Red Dahlia (Book #6 of the Gilded Flower Trilogies Series)


As always, with Ms. Winslow’s work, I really loved this trilogy, even more than the first, which I didn’t’ think would be possible. But each book seems to outdo the last and the whole series is fitting together beautifully. I was so immersed int the story that I read the entire series in one sitting (it’s not a particularly long set of books). The story is really well-developed, beautifully written, and emotional- and the character/s are created wonderfully well, complete with their own personalities, quirks and flaws.

I have already embarked on the next trilogy, Violet’s story- and it’s set to be the best of the entire bunch!



Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

The Dahlia Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 4-6) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Dahlia Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 4-6)The Dahlia Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Dahlia Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 4-6) by Vivian Winslow is a compilation of 3 books and is a spin off from the Gilded Flower Series. I recommend reading the first three books (although not necessary) in the first series, so you know who is who and get a better understanding of the characters.

In book one, Blue Dahlia, we see Dahlia trying to move on in life but to do so she must confront her past. However, confronting her past means facing things long buried but definitely not gone.

In book two, Black Dahlia, I was thrown for a loop, Ms. Vivian had other ideas about what was going to happen to where I thought they were going, boy did she do a good job. Now I was glad that this was a trilogy and the next book, Red Dahlia, was just there waiting for me to get
in to and find out more.

Book three, Red Dahlia, well what a ride and what a finale. My emotions are all over the place from the beginning of this trilogy I cried and yelled, laughed and loved, hoped and found myself frustrated and sighing at times. Vivian is very good at throwing in a twist here and a
turn there that you may not want to see but is necessary to the story. Her accomplished writing skills and plots are flawless and keep you intrigued and engrossed. On to the Violet series.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Dahlia Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 4-6) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Dahlia Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 4-6)The Dahlia Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I became an instant fan of Vivian Winslow ever since I started reading her first book in the Wildflower Series, Blossoming Flower. That is a spinoff series of this one, The Gilded Flower Series. In the Dahlia Trilogy we have the three books that are centered on Dahlia. I would recommend that you read the first three books in the series, simply because it is an amazing journey following these women. It isn’t necessary however. One thing that I absolutely love about when an author releases all the books in a box set or trilogy, is that I don’t have to wait to find out what is going to come next forever. Especially when they are as epic as these stories. I also suggest picking up the next set, The Violet Trilogy at the same time you pick this one up, since it is already available.

Blue Dahlia: Book #1:
We finally get to find out all about Dahlia, Lily’s twin that we read about in the first set of books in the Gilded Flower Series, The Lily Trilogy. I was really excited that I would finally get some answers to the questions that were spinning in my head about her after I finished her sister’s story.

We find that Dahlia is living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment of being in love with her man, Rodrigo. They both are looking forward to all the plans they have for the future together, especially their move to Miami. There is one obstacle, however, in her past that she needs to resolve before she can fully commit to Rodrigo the way that she wants to.

This is where we meet Shane. Shane sounds like the ideal sexy man that most women dream of having a love affair with, no matter how brief. They were great together for a few years until they were shaken by tragedy. Dahlia is determined to settle things with Shane so that she can fully submit her heart to Rodrigo.
One problem… The trip to tie up loose ends throws another fork in the road for Dahlia. They find themselves falling in love all over again, and are forced to make some pretty tough decisions.

How will things work out for these three, stuck in a spin cycle of confusing love? Just when you think you have it all figured out, you don’t and then the book is done. Here is where the bonus of a trilogy plays my savior.
Black Dahlia: Book #2:
This novel is where things get a little difficult to review for me. As an avid reader I understand how frustrating it can be to get the juicy details portrayed in a book review for a book you are dying to read. So this is what I am willing to give, not a bit more. I can promise it will be worth every moment of your time.
Just when you thought you knew where this was going to go, Vivian Winslow throws one heck of a punch to the face. I screamed aloud at my kindle, rightfully warranting some odd looks from my family. But I pushed through. I had to know where this would go if it wasn’t going to go down the way I had thought it so very much was supposed to. Things don’t let up either in this little jam packed novella. Just as Vivian Winslow started to put all the pieces in place and slowly gained my trust that the world would be well again, she ripped that security out from under me. I couldn’t wait a moment to jump right into Red Dahlia. Again… trilogy and box set bonus!

Red Dahlia: Book #3:
Holy cow! This was one heck of a ride from book one to this finale of Dahlia’s story. I have cried, laughed, yelled, and experienced many more emotions than I could list. Again, I can’t bear to let the secrets out in my review. I will tell you there will be redemption, maybe it isn’t exactly what you would hope it would be, but that is simply because this is the perfect way it should end. All the pieces are put back into place and hearts can begin to heal eventually. Everything is set up to introduce to you the next main character we will get to know, Violet.

Vivian Winslow has a knack for writing detailed and complicated plots with unsuspecting twists and turns. She does it flawlessly and I am always left with thoughts of the characters long after I finish the last page in the book. This trilogy follows in the footsteps of her other great novels and series, and exceeds all expectations. I can’t wait to find out what will come for Violet. I may proceed with a little more cautions this time though!

Review by @lizaileen
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