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New Title Release … ‘The Assignment’ by Geraldine Solon


I am so thrilled that this will be the third book that I have been invited to read and review by author Geraldine Solon and if it is as good as her previous two women’s fiction novels, then I shall be more than pleased.

The cover on this book, is much more sultry and enigmatic than that of the previous stories, so I am wondering if this is not quite such a lighthearted read.

It is also good to note that Geraldine has chosen on this occasion, to write about her home country of  The Philippines, so I am hoping that the inevitable feeling of ‘coming home’, is going to make for some emotional and moving moments.


Let’s find out something about the book …


“A story about love, betrayal and forgiveness.”

American travel journalist Sophie Matthews is searching for that elusive place called home. Working for Constar Communications has allowed her to see the world and experience different cultures, but the nomadic lifestyle has not enabled her to have much of a personal life.
As she approaches her fortieth birthday, Sophie’s priorities shift and she decides to quit her job to pursue a different dream–meeting a man, settling down, and starting a family.
Her boss, Greg Sullivan, has one request–that Sophie complete her last assignment featuring the life of artist/writer Marina Suarez.

During World War II, Marina’s entire village was captured by Japanese soldiers leaving Marina as the sole survivor. How she was able to survive the slaughter of her village and family remains a mystery.

Sophie is intrigued by the assignment, but hesitant to return to the Philippines, which left her with a broken heart ten years ago at the hands of Eric Santiago, the only man she has ever loved.

As fate would have it, Sophie soon finds herself in the busy streets of Manila and crosses paths with Eric Santiago once again. As Sophie tries to unravel the mystery of Marina’s life, she learns that Eric is the only one who can help her put the pieces together.

But when she discovers Marina’s deep, dark secret, little does Sophie know that it will change her life forever.


Get to know a little more about Geraldine …


Inspired from an early age, by the books of Enid Blyton, the author of  ‘Love Letters’ and ‘Chocolicious’, 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.

‘The Assignment’ is Geraldine’s third novel in the women’s fiction genre, with her debut novel ‘Love Letters’, having already been optioned for film.

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



“I’ve always been a firm believer that love conquers all and that every woman’s experience is a story in itself. Life is a never-ending journey and my imagination and experiences have inspired me to write powerful stories. Although my books are fiction, my goal is to offer compelling lessons about life and love. The message I wish to convey to my readers is that despite the many challenges we face in this world, we must have hope and faith. Overall, it is love that binds us together.”


You can read my thoughts about ‘Love Letters’ … here

You can read my thoughts about ‘Chocolicious’ … here


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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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