V. M. Monsanto’s New Book “Valerie” is an Intriguing True-to-life Love Story of an Innocent Catholic Girl who Makes the Life-changing Decision to Elope with a Priest

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Recent release “Valerie” from Page Publishing author V. M. Monsanto is a compelling and passionate tale of how love can find us in unexpected times and places, a situation that forces the young, naïve protagonist to make difficult decisions in the name of love and faith.

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V. M. Monsanto, a retired special education teacher and devout Catholic who enjoys traveling and painting, has completed her new book “Valerie”: a touchingly heartfelt love story based on actual events transpiring between a young recent graduate from an all-girls Catholic high school and her employer, a priest and headmaster at the prestigious St. John’s College.

Author Monsanto knows first-hand what it is like to be struck by love when one is least expecting it, and beautifully conveys this initial confusion and fluster through the innocent protagonist Valerie, as well as the self-doubt and guilt that plagues this pious character for what would seem, to society, an illicit affair: “After work, I hurried to Holy Redeemer Cathedral to visit my saint, San Martin. ‘Help me get over this sad feeling. Why does he leave this awful hole in my heart?’ I sighed. ‘Help me to get over this tremendous lover, for I do not need the pain that comes with his love, I want to stop loving him. May the heavenly angels protect me, I prayed. Angel of God my guardian dear, to whom God’s love entrust you here. Ever this day be at my side to light and guide, to rule and guard, Amen.’ I crossed myself, genuflected and left the church.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, V. M. Monsanto’s new book makes an interesting case for love overcoming excommunication and the obstacles of age, culture, race, and religion—a theme that remains striking even for a modern reader in more tolerant times.

Readers who wish to experience this stirring work can purchase “Valerie” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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