Valencia and Valentine

Valencia and Valentine For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, debut author Suzy Krause delivers a quirky, colorful story about love, loss, second chances, and what it means to truly live Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty five To confront those fears, Valencia s therapist suggests that she fly somewhere anywhere before her upcoming birthday And as Valencia begins a telephone romance with a man from New York, she suddenly has a destination in mind There s only one problem he might not actually exist.Mrs Valentine is an eccentric old woman desperate for company, be it from neighbors, telemarketers, or even the funeral director when you re her age, you go to a lot of funerals So she s thrilled when the new cleaning girl provides a listening ear for her life s story a tale of storybook love and incredible adventures around the world with her husband before his mysterious and sudden disappearance.The stories of Valencia and Mrs Valentine may at first appear to have nothing in common but then again, nothing in life is as straightforward as it seems. Free Read Valencia and Valentine author Suzy Krause For Kindle ePUB or eBook – rarefishingbooks.co.uk There is a reason I don t read mental illness books I got this as a Kindle First read and both the cover illustration and first 20 pages lured me into thinking this would be a cuter read than it was Instea
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I see that a lot of readers were annoyed by Valencia s mental illness in this book As someone with OCD and anxiety, I can say that is pretty much the way the population tends to react to actual people with similar issues Myself, I loved the story Yes, I figured out that Valencia and Valentine were one and the same, but I was left guessing at other things Was Valencia hallucinating Was Mrs Valentine ever really married I loved the ending I loved that Valencia Mrs Valentine was finally able I see that a lot of readers were annoyed by Valencia s mental illness in this book As someone with OCD and anxiety, I can say that is pretty much the way the population tends to react to actual people with similar issues Myself, I loved the story Yes, I figured out that Valencia and Valentine were one and the same, but I was left guessing at other things Was Valencia hallucinating Was Mrs Valentine
What an enjoyable debut From the cover to the name to the description, I was excited to read this book and it didn t disappoint Both Valencia and Mrs Valentine were likable from the start in spite of and actually because of
I have very mixed feelings about this book I almost put it down a hundred times, but the author had piqued my interest about a few events that made me keep reading to find out what happened But I really did NOT enjoy the book until my kindle told me I was 70% done Then,the book became interesting and I enjoyed the rest of the read But to take 3 4 of a book before it really grabs you, is just too long It could also be extremely confusing as to the past and the present and what was real and w I have very mixed feelings about this book I almost put it down a hundred times, but the author had piqued my interest about a few events that made me keep reading to find out what happened But I really did NOT enjoy the book until my kindle told me I was 70% done Then,the book became interesting and I enjoyed the rest of the read But to take 3 4 of a
Wow I truly loved this book Krause has written characters you will fall in love with, root for, and laugh along with and sometimes at Valencia and Valentine is a truly impressive debut from an incredibly talented writer I can t wait for what s next. For readers of Eleanor Oliphant was very misleading I wish people would stop using other books as carrots to get readers to pick up a book Or maybe I just need to stop being so easily led.I just really did not like this story, and yet I couldn t stop reading it kind of like when a car wreck is going to happen, and you hope and hope it won t happen and you can t look away in hopes the wreck won t happen, but it happens anyway I prefer stories with at least some hope, but this one was just For readers of Eleanor Oliphant was very misleading I wish people would stop using other books as carrots to get readers to pick up a book Or maybe I just need to stop being so easily led.I just really did not like this story, and yet I couldn t stop reading it kind of like when a car wreck is going to happen, and you hope and hope it won t happen and you can t look away in hopes the wreck w
2.5 STARSI ve been trying to branch out in my Kindle First picks, not just going for the mystery thriller offering Although there is a bit of mystery here, it s hard to describe without spoiling it Valencia has pretty serious mental health issues severe OCD, fear of traveling, fear of aging There s a bit of a romantic subplot, but I never got any sense of him, just Valencia Valencia is haunted by something that happened in high school, but I found that part of the story very confusing Vale 2.5 STARSI ve been trying to branch out in my Kindle First picks, not just going for the mystery thriller offering Although there is a bit of mystery here, it s hard to describe without spoiling it Valencia has pretty serious mental health issues severe OCD, fear of traveling, fear of aging There s a bit of a romantic subplot,
3.5 I am skeptical of Kindle First books I can t honestly remember if I have ever found one that I enjoyed So, I approached this one with caution Honestly I was surprised by how quickly I read it I enjoyed the author
OH MY HEART What a glorious book Very much in tune with Eleanor Oliphant, but remarkably different as well, I burned through this gem So many feelings, a real mix of humour and heartbreak Valencia s voice leapt off the pag
There is a reason I don t read mental illness books I got this as a Kindle First read and both the cover illustration and first 20 pages lured me into thinking this would be a cuter read than it was Instea
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I see that a lot of readers were annoyed by Valencia s mental illness in this book As someone with OCD and anxiety, I can say that is pretty much the way the population tends to react to actual people with similar issues Myself, I loved the story Yes, I figured out that Valencia and Valentine were one and the same, but I was left guessing at other things Was Valencia hallucinating Was Mrs Valentine ever really married I loved the ending I loved that Valencia Mrs Valentine was finally able I see that a lot of readers were annoyed by Valencia s mental illness in this book As someone with OCD and anxiety, I can say that is pretty much the way the population tends to react to actual people with similar issues Myself, I loved the story Yes, I figured out that Valencia and Valentine were one and the same, but I was left guessing at other things Was Valencia hallucinating Was Mrs Valentine
What an enjoyable debut From the cover to the name to the description, I was excited to read this book and it didn t disappoint Both Valencia and Mrs Valentine were likable from the start in spite of and actually because of
I have very mixed feelings about this book I almost put it down a hundred times, but the author had piqued my interest about a few events that made me keep reading to find out what happened But I really did NOT enjoy the book until my kindle told me I was 70% done Then,the book became interesting and I enjoyed the rest of the read But to take 3 4 of a book before it really grabs you, is just too long It could also be extremely confusing as to the past and the present and what was real and w I have very mixed feelings about this book I almost put it down a hundred times, but the author had piqued my interest about a few events that made me keep reading to find out what happened But I really did NOT enjoy the book until my kindle told me I was 70% done Then,the book became interesting and I enjoyed the rest of the read But to take 3 4 of a
Wow I truly loved this book Krause has written characters you will fall in love with, root for, and laugh along with and sometimes at Valencia and Valentine is a truly impressive debut from an incredibly talented writer I can t wait for what s next. For readers of Eleanor Oliphant was very misleading I wish people would stop using other books as carrots to get readers to pick up a book Or maybe I just need to stop being so easily led.I just really did not like this story, and yet I couldn t stop reading it kind of like when a car wreck is going to happen, and you hope and hope it won t happen and you can t look away in hopes the wreck won t happen, but it happens anyway I prefer stories with at least some hope, but this one was just For readers of Eleanor Oliphant was very misleading I wish people would stop using other books as carrots to get readers to pick up a book Or maybe I just need to stop being so easily led.I just really did not like this story, and yet I couldn t stop reading it kind of like when a car wreck is going to happen, and you hope and hope it won t happen and you can t look away in hopes the wreck w
2.5 STARSI ve been trying to branch out in my Kindle First picks, not just going for the mystery thriller offering Although there is a bit of mystery here, it s hard to describe without spoiling it Valencia has pretty serious mental health issues severe OCD, fear of traveling, fear of aging There s a bit of a romantic subplot, but I never got any sense of him, just Valencia Valencia is haunted by something that happened in high school, but I found that part of the story very confusing Vale 2.5 STARSI ve been trying to branch out in my Kindle First picks, not just going for the mystery thriller offering Although there is a bit of mystery here, it s hard to describe without spoiling it Valencia has pretty serious mental health issues severe OCD, fear of traveling, fear of aging There s a bit of a romantic subplot,
3.5 I am skeptical of Kindle First books I can t honestly remember if I have ever found one that I enjoyed So, I approached this one with caution Honestly I was surprised by how quickly I read it I enjoyed the author
OH MY HEART What a glorious book Very much in tune with Eleanor Oliphant, but remarkably different as well, I burned through this gem So many feelings, a real mix of humour and heartbreak Valencia s voice leapt off the pag