Thursday, October 06, 2011

FIRST LOVE Just Once in a Lifetime: A Memoir
By Violeta Barrett

By 1956 Violeta Barrett had been working for a Wall Street investment firm more than a decade. Recently separated from her husband and feeling overworked, Violeta decided to vacation in Mexico. After her plane landed in Mexico City, a stranger with a deep, accented voice introduced himself as her tour guide. Violeta and Jorge had no idea they were about to begin a four-year romance that would endure the test of time and distance.

In her compelling memoir, Violeta shares a nostalgic and emotional journey where principles, love, and obligations collide and force unexpected decisions. Energized by the Mexican culture and Jorge's charm, Violeta is soon caught up in the joy of being loved. But before long she must return to her obligations, leaving Jorge behind. Through the more than seventy love letters she would receive from Jorge for the next few years, the two share a forbidden passion -- until the forces of morality prevail.

Nearly fifty years ago, Violeta and Jorge fell in love, changing their lives forever. Their heartfelt story proves that true love is not affected by time. It is ageless. It is eternal.

~My thoughts on this book~

Yes, I started and finished this book in one sitting!!! I'm a sucker for a good love story. This one tugged at my heartstrings.


Anonymous said...

Me too!! Enjoyed the story, the writing, the graphics -- all of it. And love that cover too! Will be back to your blog for more good reviews. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just from the synopsis, I know I will love this book and your review confirms it. I especially like knowing that it's a memoir, a real life experience and not just fiction. Thank you for your blog.
- A Hopeless Romantic

Commchick said...

Wow, thanks for the positive comments!!!! I haven't been reviewing books for long (Thanks, Susie, for letting me give it a try), and I wonder at times if I'm doing as good a job as Susie does. These two comments make me feel a little better about how I'm doing.

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