About the author (as seen in the Ebook)
Cristina Hodgson, mother of two, born in Wimbledon, London, currently lives in Southern Spain. Cristina had a long career in sport, reading 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 was her debut novel. Amazingly, it has nothing to do with running!
Valentina is book 2 in the Chantelle Rose series.
Publication date: 30th April 2018
Publisher: Independent Publishing
ISBN: Paperback 978-1980932628
Available in Ebook format also.
Pages: 333 Pages
Genre: Romance/ Cosy mystery
Format reading: ARC Ebook
Copy provided by: Author
Blurb (as seen on Amazon)
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?
I would like to thank the lovely author Cristina for asking me, providing a copy to read and give my honest review. I was thrilled to be asked again, as I really enjoyed book 1 (you can check out that review here
The front cover of Valentina shows a very beautiful and striking lady, wearing a nice looking hat. She has an air of elegance; wearing pearl earrings, necklace and a nice blouse. Her hand rests on her hat, look’s as if she is repositioning it into place. The tittle adds to the continuing elegance. The authors name is positioned at the bottom of the cover clearly in view! The cover is dark looking giving the cover an air of mystery about it!!!!!!
Actress Chantelle Rose; finds herself engaged to a well known Hollywood actor Lionel, living a life of pure luxury in America. But before she meet Lionel, she also met Robbie in the UK, a down to earth but incredible handsome man. The similarities in the two men is uncanny all lough they are nothing alike in characteristics. Both of the men were adopted… Could they possibly be related?
She has a major puzzle to solve not just for herself but for Lionel and Robbie. She finds out she is with child, the only problem is who is the father? She spent the night with Robbie but can’t remember if they actually slept together so travels to the UK while Lionel works away to find out.
On arriving she is desperate to talk to Robbie only to find he has left the county to go to Argentina. But why? His adoptive mother hands Chantelle a box containing diary’s and letters that have been translated to English. These are letters and diary’s from Robbie’s birth mother Valentina , and with his adoptive mother knowing how much she thinks of him can work read them to understand the man she know’s Chantelle loves.
Chantelle must read them in order to work out this mystery and to help the two important men in her life. What is Valentina’s story? Why did she give up on her child or children? Does Chantelle really want to marry Lionel and live a Hollywood lifestyle? Does she also love Robbie? Which man will she be with? Who is the father of her unborn baby?
Valentina by Cristina Hodgson was full funny moments, drama’s, up’s and downs amazing twists and turns; I just didn’t see coming at all!!!!! I felt this book was a bit more emotional with all the mystery surrounding the three characters, than book 1 simply because some bits were sad and brought a tear to my eyes. It was lovely to get re-acquainted with characters from the last book and meet new ones!
I said this in my last review and I will say it again Cristina writes wonderfully, keeping the reader entertained through to the end! She has had me laughing and crying what a roller-coaster!
Marie’s Book Boutique give’s
Valentina by Cristina Hodgson
A fabulous 5 sparkly stars