Book Review - Colette - Michelina Vinter | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Colette - Michelina Vinter

Thursday, October 17, 2013


What a really well written book. It held my interest from page one all the way to the end. Life for women was much different back then from what we experience today and this lovely fictional novel showcases it perfectly. It also shows the strength of the women during WWII and what they had to endure to survive without the men around to take up the slack.

When Colette meets and quickly marries an American intelligence spy and leaves her home and close knit family in France to live with her new husband in America she finds out quickly that her Papa was correct--this is not the man she thought he was. She has a child that her husband does not want and things go downhill quickly from there. Meanwhile she meets a handsome young neighbor, John Wu, an Oriental--there is an instant attraction but she is a married woman and he respects that. They become close friends and it is John who is always there for her and makes sure she has a way to support and protect herself and her son.

Meanwhile WWll is on and Colettes whole family back in France is involved in the Resistance movement. When her brother is taken prisoner by the Germans, her husband offers her services to help free him. Well she does! Then once home in America again she gets a letter telling her that her husband is divorcing her and marrying someone else.

John, who truly loves Colette jumps at the chance to marry her and to be a father to her son. His family tries to intervene--in the most despicable ways. The last couple of sentences of this marvelous novel tell me that just maybe there will be a sequel--I hope so--Michelina Vinter is one of those writers who can get a grip on you and never let go! Do not miss reading this book!!!

"But as Colette drew near, her sister-in-law pulled her closer and whispered, "I have a message from my mother. she asked me to tell you that you may have won this battle...but not the war.""


About the Book: (from Amazon)

In 1938, Colette, an eighteen-year-old Parisian girl, falls for American professor Adam Walker. Within weeks, the young couple married and moving back to the United States, and Colette must say goodbye to the only home she’s ever known. After traveling to New York and eventually to her new home in Berkeley, Colette discovers that she’s expecting, and life doesn’t seem like it could get any better.

Colette soon discovers, however, that Adam isn’t the man she thinks. Forced to endure an abusive husband and a lonely pregnancy, the only solace she can find is with her neighbor, John Wu. A devoted friend, John proves to be the shoulder she can cry on, and the man she can depend on to take care of her. But as time goes by and war draws nearer, life begins to take a dramatic turn. As the world begins to change around her, Colette’s fantastic story will take her around the world and back in defense of her family, her child, and her love. Packed to the brim with dramatic twists and turns, this exhilarating story follows one woman’s incredible journey through life, love, and war.

Colette is an exciting new romantic thriller by Michelina Vinter filled with fast-paced emotions and gripping suspense. Exploring the constraints of life and family, this captivating novel uses romance, action, and intrigue to draw readers in while showing them something more. An enthralling romantic thriller, the novel is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys leisurely reading. From action aficionados to romance junkies, this book is perfect for readers of all backgrounds and interests and will keep them hooked until the very last word.

A delicious blend of action, adventure, and romance, Colette is a one-of-a-kind story that follows one woman’s fantastic journey through life. Encountering everything from first love and domestic abuse to the Gestapo and even a kidnapping plot, Colette’s life proves to be as exciting as it is dramatic and a truly remarkable story to experience. Keeping readers guessing until the last sentence, this tremendous novel will stick with readers long after they’ve put the book down.

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This book can be purchased at Amazon

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Michelina Vinter is a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist residing in the San Francisco Bay area with her two children, her husband, and a sweet shadow, her son's Havanese. Possessing a vivid imagination since she was a child, she often was told to get to the point--which led to her career as an acupuncturist. Born in France, she left her family and moved to the United States when she was twelve years old. With firsthand experiences in hard goodbyes and long conversations with a grandmother who was born in 1920, Vinter's wisdom beyond her years has led to a fulfilling writing career covering multiple genres.


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33 comments :

Heather King said...

I became interested simply from your review! It sounds like there are some intense moments in the book.

Maria said...

I'm not sure if that's the kind of MIL I want! lol Sounds very thrilling!!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Ahhhh... A book with all kinds of family drama always makes for a good read. Family can cause the worst of problems in a marriage.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Oooh, sounds like there's a mother-in-law from hell! Interesting twists!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I love book that showcase strong woman!!

Karen Dawkins said...

Drama! Looks like a great book!

HungryLittleGirl said...

Since you say it kept you interested from page one, it really must be a great book! We all have our experiences with our MIL's :) Might be funny to read about another one!

Rachee said...

This sounds really good! I have to add this to my library hold list.

ericksonandco.com said...

The book sounds great! I love reading books that I can't put down! I have have to read them at night tho so I don't ignore my family!

Teresa Moody said...

My husbands grandma loves to read and I've been writing down your different reviews to see which ones she would love too. Thanks for the detailed reviews!

kristenione said...

This sounds fantastic. Thanks for the great review! This sounds exciting with a little bit of everything going on. No wonder it keeps your attention!

mail4rosey said...

Can you even imagine marrying a spy (Papa always knows best!)?? I cannot, but it would be fun to read about. I can, however, imagine living in Paris, she had the best of both worlds for location. ;)

Michelina said...

Hello Michele. I wanted to thank you personally for reviewing my book. Your support is greatly appreciated...and I am so glad you enjoyed it :)

Dov Shapira said...

What a good review, it makes me want to read the book

Betzy Carmona said...

This is such a great review ! Drama is one of my favorites

Ness-Kana and Munkey said...

Ugh an abusive husband. And a professor! Aren't those men usually really self-involved and always having flings with young students? Collette sounds like a poor girl who needed to make many mistakes before finding her way. Thanks for the really good review. This books sounds very gripping.

Bobbi Burleson said...

WOW it sounds like once I picked this book up I wouldn't want to put it back down again!!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love the mix of adventure and romance in this review. It's always nice to be able to get some action while enjoying a good love story.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love the mix of adventure and romance in this review. It's always nice to be able to get some action while enjoying a good love story.

Loreina said...

Wow!! Looks like there is a lot going on in this book!

Lisa Weidknecht said...

I'd love to read this!

Elisebet F said...

I really want to read this! Sounds like something I'd really like.

Elisebet F said...

Okay, just bought it! Looking forward to this...

Katherine Bartlett said...

My goodness, where do you get the time to read so much?!

Amanda McMahon said...

looks like another potential read for me. good reads allows me to keep the "to read" list going!

Lexie Lane said...

I love reading books about women in the past. That's why I loved the feminine mystique. This sounds great. I will definitely be reading!

T. Marie said...

This sounds like a great book. I really need to get my hands on it because I love historical fiction.

Fan R. said...

It is a cool mix of romance, adventures, bad and good men. I was into the story reading your review, would be great book to read.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I have to admit from the cover I would have passed it by but the story itself sounds really good x

Tingting R. said...

She must be confused, being married to someone else while loving another.

nova hedges said...

Sounds very interesting, I always like to know what life of a women before and how they have to be at home and take care of the family while the man works and be a provider.

Jennifer Williams said...

That sounds like a great book. It is amazing what women went through back then, of course we are strong enough to take it! I love reading books that have sequels, I will get this one as it sounds great and like you, hope there is another one.

becca said...

family drama makes for the best kind of book

 
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