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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing; Second edition (January 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193540718X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935407188
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,684,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fantastic re-release of Ms. Cordero's Debut Novel! Revised and updated/skillfully expanded, Chelle gives us another amazing story...nine years later...and well worth the wait! --CL Borden

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

About the Author

Chelle Cordero, author of the novels, Bartlett's Rule (VHP April, 2008), Forgotten (VHP July, 2008), Within the Law (VHP October, 2008), and this fabulous re-release of her debut novel, Courage of the Heart (VHP January, 2009), 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, and her son; 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 novelists.

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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
Came away from this book really thinking of Adam as every gal's hero. The combined love story and suspense story really kept me intrigued. And yes, I enjoyed the love scenes too. The ending (I won't give it away) was really satisfying. Hope to read more by Chelle Cordero!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By margie on November 29, 2001
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I was really surprised by some of the twists and turns in the plot. The characters really seem to jump right off the page at you. I really enjoyed it and am totally enthralled by the hero!
Any more books by Chelle Cordero?????
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Antypowich on August 14, 2013
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Adam Sherman is a computer expert and a womanizer who is dedicated to "Bedding but not Wedding." When he becomes aware of Davie Prescott, a twenty year old student who works part time at the same place that he does, he pursues her.

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.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kgcummings on February 1, 2009
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Kgcummings said: "Courage of the Heart by Chelle Cordero begins as an office romance that quickly turns into an unlikely love affair. In one fell swoop, life changes when the past confronts the present with mystery, intrigue and life threatening situations. More than once I found my heart racing as I turned the page. Kudos to Ms. Cordero for penning an entertaining read.
kgcummings... Kathy
author of The Wind Whispers War and it's sequels
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