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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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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