Coinage of Commitment

Coinage of Commitment

by Robert Costelloe

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Coinage of Commitment is a different kind of love story. It features characters determined to find romance that's better than the relationships they see all around them. Something richer, something higher, something longer lasting—something worth holding out for. These are characters willing to think and plan for what they want, and they try to hold their emotions in check until finding the one who can share the higher love they seek.

Wayne and Nancy meet in the late 1960s and recognize these special qualities in each other. Their attraction is irresistible. But they have class, political, and religious differences that separate them, plus they face opposition from both families. But these challenges are small compared to the twist of fate that will be the cruelest test of all. On top of that, a love triangle will change the frame of reference for all that has gone before. It's a development that sets the stage for one of the most dramatic surprise endings ever.

Coinage of Commitment tests the limits of love's boundaries, its capabilities for sacrifice, and the height it is capable of soaring to.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044434561
Publisher: Robert Costelloe
Publication date: 04/08/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 401,807
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Rob started writing fiction at age eight. These were short stories written for the approvalof his highly supportive parents. His family moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when he was an adolescent, where he wrote mainly what he needed for school assignments, always submitting science fiction short stories when permitted. After high school, his writing interests changed. While attending Drexel University, he composed a series of novellas, most of them love stories set against the backdrop of World War II. After college, besides pursuing an engineering career in the Gulf Coast region, he wrote more stories, a teeth-cutting first novel, and a little poetry. By now, his interest focused on what romantic love can achieve in people's lives. To pursue this theme, he studied the work of many authors and filmmakers. In 2005, he read a well crafted love story by a best-selling author whose ending was a reversal so suddenly despairing that he felt outrage on behalf of the novel's readers. Within twenty-four hours, he was writing Coinage of Commitment, a novel whose first draft was produced in a four month blaze of sleepless effort. Months of editing followed until finally, for all those readers wondering what level love can soar to, the finished work was proudly published by Saga Books. In May of 2008, Coinage of Commitment was awarded finalist honors in the prestigious National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the Romance category. Rob's second novel, Pocket Piece Cameo, was published in November, 2008. After this, Rob went on to non-fiction pursuits, as well as a career as a reviewer and a contest judge. Earlier this year, he decided to rewrite Coinage of Commitment to see if he could boost its reader appeal beyond what the Indie Excellence judges saw in 2007. The results were so encouraging he decided to rewrite both books. The second edition stories were published as ebooks in January of this year afer seven months of full-time work. Rob is now working on this third title. Rob and his wife live near Houston, Texas.

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