Isabella by Cristina Hodgson book review


Isabella Cristina Hodgson

Isabella 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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Who is Isabella Gravachi, and what’s the mystery behind the trail of heartbreak left in her wake?

Having lost her mother as a child, Chantelle is desperate to trace this side of her family and confront the ghosts of her mother’s past. So when a surprise invitation arrives, promising to take her to the place that holds the secrets to both Isabella’s past and Chantelle’s future, she doesn’t hesitate.

But unravelling this Sicilian mystery that’s been locked away for centuries, under the guard of looming Mount Etna, will test Chantelle in ways she never imagined.

As new love challenges old, and bonds are formed and broken, will Chantelle’s quest for the truth destroy everyone she loves or will it bring her peace at last?

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Isabella is the third and final instalment in the Chantelle Rose series and what a treat of a series that author Cristina Hodgson has delivered to us.

We’ve discovered in books one and two (A Little of Chantelle Rose book review here)  and (Valentina book review here) that Chantelle is a very likeable character, she’s a little crazy and madcap and very honest in her actions but this is why as a reader we’ve fallen for this wonderful character.  With this third instalment we learn more about the history surrounding Chantelle’s mother, Isabella.  Isabella’s story felt almost magical and mysterious and it was like reading two stories in one as we travel back and forth in time learning about Isabella and to the present time with Chantelle who is now a mother of a toddler.

Chantelle has been invited to Italy to the wedding of a long-lost cousin.  Chantelle is keen to discover her Italian heritage and is eager to make the trip.  A trip with her very own entourage of toddler, a Hollywood starlet and her best friend which creates much mayhem in the Italian sunshine.

I wholeheartedly recommend this fabulous trilogy by Cristina Hodgson, it’s fantastically funny, glamorous, sexy, filled with mystery, drama and has hints of magic.  It’s a glorious series that will thoroughly entertain you.

About the Author

Cristina Hodgson, mother of two, born in Wimbledon, London, currently lives in southern Spain. Cristina had a long career in sport, reaching national and international level and still actively participates in Triathlon races and enjoys outdoor activities. In her spare time she also enjoys reading and writing. She won a sports scholarship to Boston College. After a period in Boston, she returned to the UK and graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sports Science.
A Little of Chantelle Rose is her debut novel. Amazingly, it has nothing to do with running!


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