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My Thoughts About … ‘Love Letters’ by Geraldine Solon

Synopsis:

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Bridal shop manager Chloe Rogers will soon marry Richard Foster—so she thinks—until suddenly, she bumps into her childhood sweetheart, Josh Goldman, whom she hasn’t seen in thirteen years.

The sparks between Chloe and Josh fly, but Richard provides safety, financial security. Should she follow her heart or her head?

The answer comes in a surprise twist. While cleaning her attic, she stumbles upon love letters written to her estranged mother forty years ago from a man she loved. When Chloe secretly brings them together again and sees how much time they’ve lost, she is challenged not to make the same mistake her mother made. Will Chloe opt for security or will she risk her heart and marry her true love?

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About The Author

Inspired from an early age, by the books Of Enid Blyton, the author of ‘Love Letters’, Geraldine Solon, always knew that it would only ever be through her writing that she would find true solace and a release for her wild imagination and love of story-telling.

She has already written and self published three books for children; together with, ‘Odes, Insights And Stories For All Seasons’, a mix of poetry, articles and stories, that leads the reader on an emotional and spiritual journey through Geraldine’s own life experiences.

‘Love Letters’ is her debut novel in the adult contemporary, romantic fiction genre.

Geraldine has moved from her birthplace in the Philippines and now lives in the San Francisco Bay area USA, with her husband and family.

My Thoughts About ‘Love Letters’

If  you  want a contemporary adult romance, light and easy to read, with a happy ending, then look no further, for this is a fine example, from an author who is new to the genre.

As the plot begins to unfold, the outcome is all but inevitable, but the journey to get there is full of romance, heartbreak, whimsy and a little humour.

It is a story of second chances; about the rekindling, repairing and ending of relationships; but ultimately, of following your heart.

At the start, we see Chloe as a very confused young woman. The calming influence and unconditional love of her father, during her formative teenage years, has been cruelly curtailed by death, leaving Chloe in the clutches of her possessive, domineering and over-bearing mother, until the situation has become just too much for her to bear and now they are estranged.

Chloe now seeks some renewed security and stability,  but is beginning to realise that her life may be running in parallel with that of her mother, and that she may be making the unthinkable mistake of swapping her possessive mother, for an equally controlling husband.

The confusion of Chloe’s own feelings, is only further tested, when documents are revealed, showing that her mother had chosen security in her own marriage, to the detriment of her true feelings, thus making her the bitter, resentful and unhappy person that she had become.

Chloe now starts to ‘come of age’, as she considers not only her own future, but that of her mother. With heightened perception, she realises the sacrifices and heartbreak that her mother has endured, in order to give her a stable upbringing and she resolves to heal the rift with her mother, by working to give her a second chance at happiness, but should she follow a similar course with her own life and allow her heart to rule her head, in the pursuit of true love and lasting happiness?

The transformation in her mother, with her new found love and happiness, is amazing and Chloe now realises that it is time to make a similar decision of her own, before it is to late ……

A fantastic debut novel, full of characters who are nurtured and changed throughout the emerging storyline, written with great perception and a little humour.

An author we are sure to hear lots more of in the future, Geraldine is already working on her next novel in the genre, ‘Chocolicious’, the title alone is sure to make this a popular choice for all you romantics out there.

My personal opinion rates this as a 4 out of 5

If you want to read a couple of ‘teaser lines’ from the book, please click here.


 

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Here is a copy of the lovely e-mail I recieved from Geraldine Solon, the author of ‘Love Letters’

    Hi Yvonne,

    Thanks so much for your review. I was so thrilled to read it and I have to tell you that among all the blog reviewers, you were the one who gave me the most detailed review. 🙂 I have been following your blog and have read all the things you mentioned. I really appreciate your time and support and feel that you were connected to my story.

    By the way, you had mentioned to one reader that you would recommend me to the RNA. What is RNA? Also, do you comment on Amazon or Goodreads.com? I hope it’s not too much to ask, but would you be able to add your same comments to this websites? It will really help boost sales.

    I am submitting Chocolicious to agents now. My goal is to get published by a bigger publisher but if that doesn’t work, I can always publish through Solstice again. Once it’s released, I’ll make sure to give you a copy again. It’s very different from Love Letters which is my goal to maintain freshness in the stories I write.

    Thanks again for your time and support. You made my day…actually you made my whole week.:-)

    All the best to you and your blog.

    Regards,
    Geraldine

    • Hi Geraldine,

      It was a pleasure to read and review ‘Love Letters’ and I look forward to reading ‘Chocolicious’, when it is published.

      The RNA (Romantic Novelists Association), is probably the UK equivalent of your own RWA. I only noticed today, that you already link to RWA, so I hope that they will be able to offer you advice and help with any future projects.

      I don’t have a ‘Goodreads’ account, but I have logged into Amazon and you will find the review already posted.

  • Hi Yvonne,

    Thanks for letting me know about the RNA and for posting your review on Amazon. Goodreads.com is an excellent website where you can share your review with other readers and see what they are reading. Check it out!

    I will let you know once Chocolicious is published.

    Again, thanks for your dedication and support!

    Best,
    Geraldine

    • Hi Geraldine,

      I would love to be able to join ‘Goodreads’, but I really wouldn’t have the time to dedicate to it. I am really enjoying the blog, so will stick to that for the time being.

      I also have another project in the pipe-line that will take up even more time, although it is a little early on to link to it just yet.

      All the best for the future

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