AWRW Book Review: Vivian, The Three Mrs. Monroes, Book 3, by Author Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance

vivianFrom loss breeds new beginnings…

Vivian Monroe had been jaded. Her husband’s death only compounded the lies she’d only come to learn about.

Clayton North knows a thing or two about loss. He figured it was fate for him to meet Vivian Monroe. He’ll take on the challenge of helping her mend her heart.

Midst new friendships and new romance, Vivian must let go of her pain and face the woman who helped Adam Monroe weave his deceptive web.

Vivian, The Three Mrs. Monroes (Book 3)

Author Bernadette Marie

Page Count: 202

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance

Series: The Three Mrs. Monroes

Published: September 26th, 2014 by 5 Prince Publishing and Books LLC


AWRW Book Review: Amelia, The Three Mrs. Monroes, Book 1

AWRW Book Review: Penelope, The Three Mrs. Monroes, Book 2

What’s It About?

0830151045a“Let’s heal together. Let’s move on together. Let’s see what comes.”

A lot has happened with the Monroe women in the six months after Adam Monroe died, including pregnancy, marriage, and new beginnings.

“Clayton North was her miracle, and she was going to embrace him.”

Book 3 is the final installment of The Three Mrs. Monroes trilogy, and is Vivian’s story, which includes a conclusion to the mystery of who ransacked the attic in book 2, and a honeymoon to remember…

Finally, Vivian finds love, forgiveness and her new beginning, with Clayton North.

My Thoughts

I love this series, and I’m disappointed to have reached the end. I will miss these women and their stories very much. I am satisfied with the conclusion, and I enjoyed seeing the women finally get their happily-ever-after.

I loved the characters, and in this installment we meet Clayton, who is an absolute gem. His back-story was interesting, and his personality complemented Vivian’s. He was an excellent addition to this series.

The author calls this book, “the rise of Vivian”, and I couldn’t agree more. She moves on from the past, falls in love, and finally is able to forgive Adam. Vivian is able to heal her broken heart, with the help of a compassionate man.

The plot of book 3 was predictable. In book 2, the author hinted to Clayton and Vivian getting together, so I wasn’t surprised when they did. Their relationship felt rushed to me. It was too much, too fast. (Then again, the entire installment was a bit of a whirlwind!)

The climax was confusing and a bit of a stretch. I didn’t understand why this person was after Vivian, and for what? Why was SHE the target? And why after all this time?

0830151042aDespite the above mentioned predictable plot, and confusing climax, there is still a lot to love about Vivian, and The Three Mrs. Monroes book series, in general. The characters in this series are not only lovable, but memorable. The scenario that the women find themselves in is extremely unique, and unlike anything I have ever read before. I love the author’s writing style, and I’m eager to read more romances by her. I would recommend this series to fans of military romance and family-themed contemporary romance with an HEA!

***I received a paperback copy of this novel in exchange for a thoughtful, fair, and honest book review. This in no way swayed my opinion or rating.***


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***I would recommend reading Book 1, and 2, before starting Book 3.

About The Author

Bernadette MarieNotebooks and pens have been my obsession since childhood. Later it became books and stories others weaved into the perfect escape. The day I received my first typewriter was the day the passion for spinning a tale hit me – and it hit hard.

I was thirteen when I first sat down to write the great-American love story. I didn’t have much to say at thirteen. But over the years I did fall in love, get married, have children, and an array of amazing adventures happened along the way. And the passion for writing stayed with me.

That first book took me twenty-two years to write the way I really liked it. When I was done, I boxed it up, put it away, and went to write twelve more books that next year and a half. In December of 2009, I signed my first contract and the published author was born.

I enjoy writing about close-knit families, the bond of friendship, and of course falling in love. Happy endings are a must and characters that my readers can associate with keep me typing into the wee hours of morning.

Contemporary Romance is the genre I call home for now, but in the future be assured that you will see a Paranormal Romance or a Historical and who knows – maybe someday you’ll see a Romantic Suspense.

I enjoy writing for those whose guilty pleasure is the happily ever after. I hope you’ll come along for the ride! —Goodreads Author Bio


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5 thoughts on “AWRW Book Review: Vivian, The Three Mrs. Monroes, Book 3, by Author Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance

  1. The third one to add to the tbr pile. It sounds like a really good trilogy and I look forward to when I can read them all. I like saying tirlogy because it sounds so much classier than series – there’s a serious series overload right now.Three is good. I can cope with three.

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