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Bartlett's Rule Paperback – April 3, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0979654534 ISBN-10: 097965453X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing; 1st edition (April 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097965453X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979654534
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,136,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bartlett's Rule is written from the heart of one who understands fear and courage, the power of love, and the intricacies of relationships just beginning to unfold. I highly recommend this book! --Brenna Morgan<br /><br />Chelle Cordero's Bartlett's Rule is a terrific book, just don t expect to put it down once you start reading. There is so much going on in the book, and yet it is written so well, so seamlessly, and with such style that I read it through the first time without even stopping to eat! --Karen Mayes<br /><br />Once I started reading Bartlett s Rule, I was completely drawn into the lives of these remarkable characters. Paige and Lon deal with many challenges in their quest to build a life together, and Chelle Cordero shares their world with us beautifully. The story flows easily and is both entertaining and thought provoking. --Bradley Jameson

Once I started reading Bartlett s Rule, I was completely drawn into the lives of these remarkable characters. Paige and Lon deal with many challenges in their quest to build a life together, and Chelle Cordero shares their world with us beautifully. The story flows easily and is both entertaining and thought provoking. --Bradley Jameson

Chelle Cordero's Bartlett's Rule is a terrific book, just don t expect to put it down once you start reading. There is so much going on in the book, and yet it is written so well, so seamlessly, and with such style that I read it through the first time without even stopping to eat! --Karen Mayes

About the Author

Chelle Cordero, author of the upcoming novel, Bartlett's Rule, has been published by Gannett Newspapers, SPOTLIGHT Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, and other national magazines and regional publications. Ms. Cordero is also a partner in By-Lines, an editorial and photography company catering to the business community. She lives in the New York suburb of Stony Point with her lover and husband of thirty-two years, son, and big cat, Whiskas; her daughter and son-in-law live nearby. In her spare time, and sometimes when she has none to spare, Chelle is an avid reader and fan of Danielle Steele, Faye Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell and other popular novels.

More About the Author

Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published ten Cordero novels and a short-story collection: Bartlett's Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law; Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; Hyphema; and Karma Visited. VHP just published The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero featuring several short stories which attest to Chelle's unique range of writing abilities. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early +2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett's Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby's readers' choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors' and Readers' poll. Chelle was also featured in "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" published by The Author's Show in 2010.
Final Sin and Hyphema were recently cited by EMSWorld as recommended EMS-themed books to read.

Chelle Cordero maintains an author's blog at http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/, a promotional blog at http://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/, and offers a weekly writing workshop for Kindle Blog subscribers at http://bit.ly/pILcG. Her website http://ChelleCordero.com offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle's media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/ with downloadable photos and other information. Previews of Chelle Cordero books are available at http://bit.ly/bv174Y.

Kindle owners can subscribe to a weekly writing workshop at your fingertips; just go to http://amzn.to/rxCPTT for details. Find writing advice, prompts and
exercises. Non-Kindle owners can purchase 60+ Days to Live, Breathe & Write (Amazon) or Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day Volumes 1 & 2 (Smashwords) as well.

Chelle lives in the northeast with her husband, Mark, and family. They have two adult offspring. Jenni (& Jason) and Marc (& Trish); they also live with three mischievous and spoiled pussycats, one of whom has taken up permanent residence on Chelle's desk. Chelle is a full-time freelance journalist for multiple publications; her articles appear regularly throughout North America and she writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Services issues as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician (First Responder News).



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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Moroch on May 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
A fantastic read -- a love story between two seemingly very different kinds of people. Between all the tribulations that get in the way of their romance, they ultimately triumph. The story is so well crafted and the characters evoke lots of emotion from the reader. The plot takes lots of twists and turns and underscores the severity of rape crimes and the lasting damage it inflicts upon its victims. I look forward to reading the author's second novel, "Forgotten." Its preview seems to be as captivating as this book was!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bobi on January 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
When Paige and Lon met it was purely for business but it wasn't long before their hearts took control. Paige's past comes back to haunt them and they soon come to realize that the devastating effects of rape and abuse extend beyond time and place to impact more than the primary victim herself. Lon has to grapple with his own intense anger and hurt over Paige's assault. He also has to overcome misperceptions of his personal character while building a foundation of trust between himself and Paige.

Ms. Cordero skillfully tackles this topic as she poignantly tells the story of their journey to heal and develop a relationship based on strong reliance.

"Bartlett's Rule" is more than a love story; it relates a valuable lesson for both men and women.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rcmedcop1 on February 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
In Bartlett's Rule the author skillfully captures emotion and feeling in a well written and thought out novel. Its a great read as are her other novels. This author is a true hidden gem.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Northern Sally on May 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
A major work, and a great story. It very much Rules!

It did make me sad, I had to turn to Wodehouse after to pick me up.

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But in any event, Bartlett's Rule Rules!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm R. Campbell on February 8, 2009
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At first glance, Paige Andrews' approach to celebrity writer and celebrated womanizer Lon Bartlett is reminiscent of a child's first day at the beach, a child who runs down to the incoming waves only to run back to the safety of the dunes beyond the water's reach, and then again, and then again. Indeed, she desperately wants her evolving relationship to be as spontaneous and carefree as first love.

But in looking closer, as both lovers and mad men are apt to do, Lon sees that behind Paige's engaging smile lie painful memories of man named Hal who raped her and all but took away her ability to get close to anyone again. Lon's best intentions trigger Paige's worst fears.

"Bartlett's Rule" is an easy-to-read novel about difficult-to-resolve issues for rape survivors and the prospective significant others in their lives. For Paige and Lon, sorting out the boundaries of trust and the limits of patience is a treacherous undertaking because they are very much in the public eye and because Hal's arrogant needs are not yet satisfied.

Unfortunately, Paige's dysfunctional family is also not out of sight and out of mind, providing additional twists and turns in the plot to keep readers guessing about choices and outcomes until the last page.
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