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Courage of the Heart Paperback – January 15, 2009
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I've been lucky enough to have been beta reader on each of Chelle's novels so far, and Courage of the Heart does not disappoint! She's incredibly skilled at creating characters the reader feels they know intimately, can relate to, and enjoy! --Michelle Martin
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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; Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 PREDITORS & EDITORS READERS' POLL; Chelle had three (3) Top Ten Finishes in the 2014 PREDITORS & EDITORS READERS' POLL for her weekly Kindle Writing Workshop Living, Breathing, Writing, her promo blog Potpourri Parlor, and a blog post "Can We Talk?". Final Sin and Hyphema were recently cited by EMSWorld as recommended EMS-themed books to read. Chelle was also featured in "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" published by The Author's Show in 2010.
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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Any more books by Chelle Cordero?????
Davie feels an equal attraction, but she is not an average 20 year old. When Adam makes his move to take her to bed, she confesses that she is still a virgin. His reaction is the exact opposite to what she might have expected; he is not thrilled that he is her first. In fact he pulls away in shock and says he will not make love to her. Then he gets out of the bedroom as fast as he can.
Davie is humiliated and angered, assuming that her lack of experience had been a turn off for him.
Adam is still attracted to her and tries to smooth the troubled situation between them, but she is not willing to open up to him again. Adam has a dark secret that he has been hiding, but eventually his past catches up to him in his work place. He shares his secret with Davie and is shocked that she doesn't turn away in disgust; instead she is supportive.
Then he learns that she has been hiding a secret too. They both have deep emotional wounds, and together they help each other come to terms with the problems that have created turmoil in their lives. Their commitment to each other gives them the courage to face their problems and make a new life.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, full of twists and turns, mystery, danger and tragedy. I cared for these two characters. I was reminded again that sometimes people have no control over the circumstances in their lives and without love and support from family and community, they flounder in shame and fear.
Don't miss a great read. I'll be looking for more books from Chelle Cordero.
author of The Wind Whispers War and it's sequels