"...A wonderful author...If you like short stories, or novellas, then please grab a copy of the wonderfully talented Carolyn Moncel's book. It's worthy of the 5 star rating..." --ReadersFavorite.com
"...Each story found in 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover
is interesting on its own. If you're looking for something different, this is a book that I would suggest."
4/5 Cups --Coffee Beans and Love Scenes Reviews
"5 Reasons to Leave a Lover is...not your typical chick-lit, instead it explores love and loss in very touching stories...Overall, this collection of short stories is an enjoyable read, especially if you are looking to fill a quiet, rainy afternoon."--Mom Reads My Books
"...5 Reasons to Leave a Lover" is an excellent pick for those looking for romance that touches on the sad fate that many of the romances meet..." 5 Stars --Midwest Book Review"...Set Yourself Free Ellery
and its companion short stories provide a pleasant, and provocative, evening read. 5 Stars!" --Self Publishing Review
From the Author
On the Character Julien Roulet:
Despite his very bad behavior at times, I have to say that I still have a crush on Julien. The way that he speaks and rationalizes his decisions is quintessentially French. There is a passage in the novella where his wife, Ellery, must confront him. They are sitting in beautiful Parc Monceau and Ellery says something to the effect, "I will not love you again, Julien." Julien's response, "I don't believe you because 'will' implies that you 'could' if you wanted to. It means that you are still unsure, no?" When I read that aloud to one of my French friends, she laughed so hard. She said, "Now, THAT is a spot on response from a French guy."