Saturday, 7 June 2008

Jonell Lawson

Another novel turned into a miniseries which starred Knots Landing Lisa Hartman as a woman scorned who goes all the way to take what's hers. It was a two-parter during the heyday of the big budget, big hair, big TV stars--and let's not forget big shoulder pads--that were the 80s. The author whose book on which it was based never managed to pen another one, which is a shame since this featured title was such a great time-waster. She is now deceased.

ROSE ARE FOR THE RICH by Jonell Lawson (Signet, 1986)

ROSES ARE FOR THE RICH is a gripping tale of passion and revenge set in Texas. Jonell Lawson's heroine is a strong-willed young woman who will stop at nothing to avenge her lover's murder. Hold on to your copy because the lives of the rich and rotten in ROSES ARE FOR THE RICH is one heck of a bumpy ride. Filled with glamour, sins and dirty little secrets, Lawson's story takes you on a fast-paced trip into self-discovery for one girl who's set to have it all no matter what--even at the cost of her own happiness. You may not always agree with her decisions, but one thing's for sure, this gutsy heroine's journey makes for an impossible to put down read. It's powerful, intense and hot; the perfect book for this time of the year.-----Martin Boucher

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