Valentina: Book 2 in the Chantelle Rose series written and self-published by Cristina Hodgson is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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Chantelle Rose is back. She has lived a fairytale. But will she ever get her Happy Ever After?
To find true happiness, she must discover who Robbie and Lionel really are. Their past holds the key to her future…
Her quest follows a trail that takes her to the depths of the Pampas lands of Argentina.
There, the beautiful Valentina awaits – and holds the key.
But who is Valentina? What is the mystery surrounding her?
And why is she so important to both Robbie and Lionel?
Will Chantelle discover the truth? And, more importantly, will she discover her destiny and the fidelity in her own heart?
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Valentina is book two in the Chantelle Rose series, I read A Little of Chantelle Rose (book one) back in March this year and it is the author, Cristina Hodgson, debut full length novel. I instantly fell in love with the author’s style of writing which was warm, full of fabulous characters, great comedic scenes and Cristina Hodgson kept me fully entertained and intrigued till the very end. You can find my review for Book One here. A Little of Chantelle Rose left me wanting more and Valentina has all the same great attributes and much more.
I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order as the story follows on from each book. The books in the series are:
- A Little of Chantelle Rose
- Isabella (coming soon)
Valentina kicks off with Chantelle facing a life changing event but she is left with an unfortunate dilemma. To help her try and make the right decision with her predicament Chantelle feels she has to speak with Robbie back in Kent, UK. However, by the time Chantelle arrives back home Robbie has left the country and has embarked on his own journey of self-discovery, a journey of unknown heritage, a journey to make sense of questions that have been unanswered for a long time. Robbie’s journey takes him to the rural lands of Argentina and to the mystery surrounding Valentina and to a tragic story of young love that was cruelly cut short.
Chantelle is as impulsive as ever and in her own mad-cap way is in hot pursuit of Robbie. We are treated to a great race with time and travel with Chantelle trying to piece together fragments of Robbie’s and of Lionel’s past and that of the mysterious woman called Valentina.
The author takes us back in time 33 years ago to when a 15 year old Valentina is learning about life and love. I really enjoyed this part of the story, Cristina Hodgson had got the atmosphere just right I could feel the first emotions of young love and of the excitement of new beginnings. Valentina was a beautiful young girl with her whole life ahead of her growing up in a country full of culture and heritage but forces she had no control over were to bring heartache her way.
Back to the present time we catch up with Valentina in Argentina and she is still feeling the scars of anguish she experienced when she was a young girl but flickers of hope are in evidence when she hears from someone she thought had been long forgotten.
This story was another fabulous romcom from Cristina Hodgson that was filled with intrigue, mystery and was a little mystical. Chantelle’s character still shone through the story but I was also captivated by the introduction of other strong female characters and sense that this series from the author has a strong heritage of female intuition and beliefs that hold many secrets. Fun, fabulous, romantic with an air of intrigue. I look forward to the next instalment in the series.
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