Chiara Talluto is a caring writer trying hard to make the world a better place one reader at a time. Her first book, Love's Perfect Surrender, deals with love, marriage and difficult decisions. Petrella, the Gillian Princess, a pre-teen fantasy, addresses serious issues like stubbornness, defiance (for the right reasons) and the heartfelt love of a mermaid princess for a human. A Tribute to Tulipia recognizes the issues of bullying and standing up for what you know to be right regardless of the consequences.
Her newest book, She Made It Matter, is a heartfelt glimpse at the life of Amanda Reynolds. But her life is a façade, on the outside we see the mother of two loving children and a wife married to a supportive man with a great job living in the ideal house in a perfect suburban setting. But if we look closer we see a woman slowly coming unglued. Her childhood demons and her adult addictions are about to consume her, transporting her to the land of No Return.
Is the love of her children and her husband enough to save her marriage? Is she strong enough to face her demons head on? Will she learn how to forgive in order to move on? Is she strong enough to confront her childhood traumas and overcome them? Is her faith sufficient enough to deal with the death of her beloved brother?
Chiara Talluto is a weaver of words; she has painted a masterpiece in She Made It Matter. Chiara, never stop weaving, keep painting those vivid word pictures. Helping one reader at a time is a daunting task, never give up! She Made It Matter's cover is haunting and enticing. The book's size makes it a perfect carry-along. Font choice and size make it easy on the eye, a thoroughly enjoyable read. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. ~~Reviewed by Dennis De Rose, Editor at Moneysaver Editing.
"She Made It Matter" is short but totally jam-packed piece of work, which transcends the boundaries of women's fiction or inspirational fiction and gives a fully-rounded and highly realistic literary drama. The psychological arc for central protagonist Amanda is well-paced and cleverly thought-out as the story progresses, giving the reader many different facets of her psyche and her behaviors to explore as she too learns to recognize them. The work on addiction is heart-breakingly accurate, delivering a realistic emotional quality which both endears Amanda to us as a character and also teaches important real life lessons about the judgments we often place on people who are alcohol dependent. Overall, She Made It Matter is an inspirational work of fiction that comes highly recommended for readers seeking accurate emotional content and realistic personal drama. ~~Reviewed by K. C. Finn from Readers' Favorite.
"She Made It Matter" is a well written tale of the past and present, of what was going on that made Amanda turn to alcohol and feel worthless, and why she is searching for resolve and to be better. In the past, the reader can see hints of themselves and people they know, they find something to take away from the story that makes them pause and think about their own life. Author Chiara Talluto paints a wonderful picture with her words and challenges readers as they enjoy the book. I can think of four people to pass it on to, and I am sure all of them will get something completely different from this book. I recommend mostly adult reading because there are adult themes, but in this day and age there are a number of teenagers dealing with these same issues. ~~Reviewed by Michelle Randall from Readers' Favorite.