Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated bargain Romance from award-winning, bestselling author Geraldine Solon. The Assignment has a great 4.6 star rating and is only 99 cents!
“From the first line of Chapter 1 to the last line of the Epilogue, I was caught. I looked forward to a heartwarming story which I’ve come to expect from Geraldine Solon, and she did not disappoint. Great job Geraldine! A highly recommended read for us hope-filled romantics!” Tuesday – Amazon Reviewer
by Geraldine Solon
Rating: 4.6 Stars
American travel journalist Sophie Matthews is searching for that elusive place called home. Working for Constar Communications has allowed her to see the world and experience different cultures, but the nomadic lifestyle has not enabled her to have much of a personal life. As she approaches her fortieth birthday, Sophie’s priorities shift and she decides to quit her job to pursue a different dream–meeting a man, settling down, and starting a family.
Her boss, Greg Sullivan, has one request–that Sophie complete her last assignment featuring the life of artist/writer Marina Suarez. During World War II, Marina’s entire village was captured by Japanese soldiers leaving Marina as the sole survivor. How she was able to survive the slaughter of her village and family remains a mystery.
Sophie is intrigued by the assignment, but hesitant to return to the Philippines, which left her with a broken heart ten years ago at the hands of Eric Santiago, the only man she has ever loved. As fate would have it, Sophie soon finds herself in the busy streets of Manila and crosses paths with Eric Santiago once again.
As Sophie tries to unravel the mystery of Marina’s life, she learns that Eric is the only one who can help her put the pieces together. But when she discovers Marina’s deep, dark secret, little does Sophie know that it will change her life forever.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I enjoyed this book on so many levels. The climax of the story was a real heart tugger and the ending was so fitting. The characters became very real to me and I felt their emotions. It is a story of incredible characters,love, pain and loss, deep grief, determination and second chances. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys a heart touching read with many twists and turns.
The Assignment is a fast, engrossing read, and highly entertaining; it earns 5-stars in its genre. Characters are well drawn, as are flashbacks to the 1930s and 1940s. Readers will learn a great deal about Filipino history and culture; I came away with a new appreciation for the Philippines. This setting is rarely used in this genre, and because the author is a native, it’s quite authentic.
I really enjoyed this book. The bits of history weaved in to the story made it more interesting. The ending was not necessarily what I expected, which made it even better!
Overall, The Assignment is a beautiful book, with great characters, lovely setting and a writing that really touches your heart allowing you to feel close to the country and the characters.
This is the third book from Geraldine Solon in my library. I believe this is her best work yet. The story line is particularly engaging. The historical perspective is a good balance to the romantic angle that Solon is known for. I cannot wait for the next book.
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About The Author
Geraldine Solon is the best-selling, award-winning author of Love Letters and Chocolicious. Love Letters won the 2011 Beach Book Festival-Romance and made it to Finalist for the Global eBook Awards. She is a member of the California Writers Club and is the Treasurer of the Fremont Writers Club. You can learn more about Geraldine and her work at www.geraldinesolon.com and www.geraldinescorner.blogspot.com.
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