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The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series Books 7-9) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 7-9)The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series Books 7-9) Vivian Winslow and is the last in the sets of The Gilded Flower Series. You need to read the first two sets in this series as you get the complete background and understanding of why these characters are the way they are. Having all three books in one box set is a win as you can carry on reading without having to wait. The stories are captivating and engaging and Vivian has created some amazing characters and with her easy writing style the stories seamlessly flow seamlessly. These stories are full of passion and steam, love and loss, pain and lies and lots of twist and turns. They are also exciting and all so sexy, that you may just need a cold shower to cool down.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

5 Stars

 

The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow is Violet Rai’s story. It is books #7, #8, and #9 in the Gilded Flower Series. Her story really gives us an insight into the life of Lily and Dahlia’s BFF who completely intrigued me in the other books. She is quick-witted, intelligent, and a fun-loving party girl. But there were little things that I needed to know, some things that were alluded to but never explored, that had me wondering with so many questions- and I knew there was so much more to her story than what we were being shown/told.

This trilogy explores her world, pulling me into a tale that was so much more than I had expected. There were so many unexpected and surprising developments- twists that made me sit up and take notice, captivating me the whole while. It is a passionate story full of drama, friendship, daddy issues, romance, sizzle, flashbacks, secrets, challenges, plots, unlikely ally’s, intrigue, lies- and a rollercoaster of emotion. This box set contains the entire Violet Trilogy, so not only is it great value for money, but there is no wait between Violets books/story.

Ms. Winslow guides us through the story, painting a vivid picture, while we follow along as everything plays out. We watch all the highs and lows- discovering what makes Violet tic- all the secrets she’s held, all about her difficult relationship with her father and his plans for an arranged marriage, her hopes and fears, the fact there is an expectation that she will also embark on a career within her father’s multinational conglomerate and how she feels about it all. Then there’s the sizzling details of her romantic liaisons which really steamed up the screen of my kindle; as well as looking at her friendships with Lily, Dahlia and Thomas, some secrets are uncovered, and revelations made, and Violet faces challenges that will test her…. and so much more that you won’t want to miss out on!

 

The trilogy consists of:

– Wild Violet (Book #7)

– Hidden Violet (Book #8)

– True Violet (Book #9)

 

This trilogy could be read as a standalone, but there are relevant details, background information, and backstory to be found in the previous books that would enrich your reading experience of thiss story- plus there are parts of the plot that intersects with and plays out alongside storylines from previous books…. So, I really recommend reading the entire series, in sequence, to get the full impact of the story!

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 7-9) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Susan Mowdy

The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 7-9)The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is set 3 in the Gilded Flowers series in which we finally get Violets story. I’ve loved everything about this series and this was an awesome way to end it. This book will wow you from the very beginning and keep you planted in your seat until the very end. We got clues from the end of the second trilogy about what COULD be happening next and I was worried but I shouldn’t have been. Vivian Winslow did an amazing job on this story and I loved all the twists and turns.

I may or may not be suffering from a book hangover!

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The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series Books 7-9) by Vivian Winslow ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

The Violet Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series, Books 7-9)The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit I had such high hopes for this installment in The Gilded Flower Series from Vivian Winslow. Don’t get me wrong, I did really enjoy it, it was quite the rollercoaster that I have come to expect from Vivian, but for me personally, Violet just fell short. I was just left, I don’t know, the only words I can really think of are, wanting more. I needed more from Violet. She really didn’t have that evolution of character that I had hoped she would have had. In fact I had found the secondary characters to have more epiphanies and life changing moments, such as her father who I previously thought of as a dirty scoundrel but ended up changing all my thought of him. Violet just kept making all these confusing decisions, without much reason and then was so shocked with her outcome, like really? What did you expect to get? In the same point, I do get her mentality of trying to protect herself by building her walls like a fortress. Problem with that is though, when our walls are so thick, even the good can’t get in. Buckle in and get ready to go for a wild ride as you read through the journey of Violet’s life of love, betrayal, and so much more.

Wild Violet:
This was where we get the first of many twists and turns in Vi’s story. Definitely nothing that was predictable, which made things very intense and drew you into the story pushing you further into reading on to find out what would happen next and find out how things would work out. Bonus: unexpected and delicious man candy to read about!

Hidden Violet:
This was a details and secrets book. This is where we got all the juicy insights and what answers that we do get are really divulged in Hidden Violet. I feel as if this is where I had hoped a few more questions that I had would have been addressed. Maybe the disjointed effect came for me with the major decision Vi makes and the future coming into play fast after we just wrapped up getting bits of her past. I think that might have been it, but I am not sure. I had hoped that things would become a bit clearer in the final book of Violet’s story. So onward into the night I read, desperately seeking answers.

True Violet:
I am left speechless with this book. There is a lot to talk about with this one honestly, but almost all of it would give away just about all of it. I can tell you I felt just about all of the emotions on the chart while reading it. It is a good thing I love my kindle, like absolutely love it, because it was close to being a projectile object at times. Other times I found myself on the brink of sobs one moment and laughing out loud the next. It was crazy times but worth it. I may still be in the dark on a few things but overall this was still a solid four star read and I will be back for more. Fingers crossed there is some more of Vi in our future??

Review by @lizaileen
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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!

Fantastic!

 

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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The Lily Trilogy by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

5 Stars

 

The Lily Trilogy by Vivian Winslow is the enthralling story that introduces us to Lily Baron and sets us off on a journey full of emotion, love, loss, heartache, betrayal, adventure, sexual awakening, family dynamics, responsibility, drama, spice, sizzle, tension… and so much more. This box set contains the entire Lily Trilogy, which are also the first three books in the Gilded Flower Series (of trilogies).

 

The trilogy consists of:

-Gilded Lily (Book #1)

-Calla Lily (Book #2)

-Tiger Lily (Book #3)

 

I really enjoyed this trilogy, zooming through it all in only a matter of hours. It is so easy to read, and so easy to love everything about the it. Ms. Winslow has a real gift for storytelling- bringing us a well-developed, beautifully written, and polished piece of work. She has an easy, inviting, and sexy style that I never grow tired of reading.

As always, the character/s are beautifully and intricately crafted, complete with their own personalities, quirks and flaws.

A brilliant way to start the Gilded Flower Trilogies and I can’t wait to dive into Dahlia’s story next!

 

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

The Lily Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 1 – 3) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Lily Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 1 - 3)The Lily Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lily Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 1 – 3) by Vivian Winslow is one woman’s journey of discovery. It is filled with lust and want, hurt and betrayal, fear and longing, happiness and love. Each man that Lily encounters is hot, passionate and oh so sexy and she learns something from each and everyone of them, whilst discovering something else about herself. It is good to see her grow and find what she really needs and wants. I enjoy reading box sets because all the books are right there and you don’t have to wait to read on. ​A quick, easy and enjoyable read

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Lily Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 1-3) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Krista Beck

The Lily Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Trilogies Books 1 - 3)The Lily Trilogy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lily Trilogy focuses on Lily, Poppy’s daughter. We follow Lily while she tries to figure out her life after catching her fiance cheating the night before their wedding. While figuring out what she wants to do, she is roped into the family business and learns to find herself along the way. The story was good. I found myself frustrated with Lily at times, but the frustration went with the story. Overall it was a good story. Dahlia’s story should be extremely interesting!

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