Colette

Colette

by Michelina Vinter

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Colette by Michelina Vinter

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989110204
Publisher: Nathalie Valkov
Publication date: 08/02/2013
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

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 her maternal 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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Colette 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of reading Colette by Michelina Vinter. I so enjoyed this thrilling story. Ms. Vinter kept me totally enthralled all the way though this fascinating storyline. There is plenty of drama and emotion that kept me turning pages quite quickly.  Colette is one strong, brave, independent young lady that has a lot going on in her life. She thought she had met her Mr. Right and marries quickly. She finds out that maybe he isn't as perfect as he seems but she stays completely committed to her marriage. She has to brave life in America as foreigner while her husband is off working. She finds some very wonderful friends that help her and she in turn helps them as well.  I don't want to give to much of the story away. I enjoyed Colette's friendship with Rose. I think this shows just how much a true, never ending friendship can mean, especially in trying in times. These two ladies certainly needed each other's support to lean on. I loved that they were there for each other. I found this to just be a really special bond. Colette finally meets her one true love. It is an ever lasting love that stands strong through so many events. They have a lot to overcome in order to be together and some dangerous events that try to tear them apart. I loved this story!  Ms. Vinter has created some very compelling, intriguing, fascinating characters that help an already interesting storyline to be even stronger. I loved her style of writing and I would certainly enjoy reading more of her work in the future.  If you are looking for a fascinating story during the WW II era I think you should grab a copy of Colette. I think you will enjoy it, I know I certainly did.  I was given the opportunity to read and review this book to share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
It’s the Summer of 1938, in the City of Light. In this well-lit and much beloved city, a young lady by the name of Colette, and her friend Anne, have just finished their exams. They are celebrating the fact that they are newly graduated corporate secretaries. They both have jobs lined up and the world is most definitely their oyster. Now, readers will recognize the date and place; 1938 in Paris is the setting for the veil of darkness that’s coming in over the people as WWII opens its eye on the world. On her first day, after completing her schooling, Colette meets Adam Walker in Paris, a professor of political science in California. They fall in love and in a few short weeks are married and on their way to the United States. The first stop is the only stop for most visitors, New York City. This is where Colette meets her new in-laws before heading on to California. Colette soon discovers that she is going to have a child, and suddenly her life is a blessing and she’s walking on air. Adam, however, is not over the moon because he didn’t want children so soon…maybe not ever. Colette soon realizes that Adam is not the man she thought she married, as he becomes verbally abusive to her and has a few girlfriends on the side to keep him amused. She is trying her very best as she goes through a lonely pregnancy, with few friends to help her except for a couple who run a small grocery in her neighborhood and a young Asian man, John Wu, who looks after her and luckily is around when the child is born. In time, the war begins and life changes. Adam is working for the government in some sort of intelligence job and is sent to Europe. Colette is asked to come to war torn Europe to help the French Resistance, namely her brother, who is a spy. This is the turning point where the plot changes and many things start to happen. Colette lives a life of secrecy and joins the Freemasons, which gives her a lot of friends stuck in all sorts of situations. The story starts to get a little more exciting as Colette goes on her journey through the War and afterward, offering readers a novel full of romance, suspense and intrigue. There are twists and turns that make the plot a bit different than the usual war stories. Quill says: This new romantic/thriller is not your usual war story and while it's rather slow early on, it does pick up.