Chelle Cordero is a freelance journalist and author. Her articles have been published in various Gannett publications, regional and national trade magazines. She is also the author of many novels and short stories. Chelle and her husband live in Rockland County, NY, where they raised their two children. I’m happy to share her book, A Chaunce of Riches, with you – another great read!
The day that Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for some rich widow and her kid, he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most so many years before. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would see him again. She never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man over the man she had sworn she once loved. And she certainly never expected to find out that her rich husband had been murdered and fingers were pointing to her former lover.
One reader says:
“Personal conflict kicks off at the very start of Ms. Cordero’s A Chaunce of Riches, as widower Samantha Chaunce comes face to face with a man from her past – Ben Johnson. She told him she loved him oh-so-long ago, and then she departed in the arms of another.
“Nothing is simple in the complex tale of love, danger, and this shared, almost-mourned, past…. However, the two main characters are both strong, edgy people, and their history together creates a rather unusual relationship between the two. There is anger, resentment, yet, somehow, there is an enduring trust that becomes more and more important in the face of danger.
“The very focused plot keeps us madly turning the pages, right to the very end. Yet, it’s the romantic in us that is waiting, and so hoping, that they are both the people we think they are…that somehow, out of all this emotional clutter, disaster and more, they can find their way to true feeling. The story is simply super on all counts. Mark A Chaunce of Riches a Must-Read.” – J. Thomas, The Long and Short of It Reviews