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Trafford Publishing, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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She was kissed by love
She was kissed with love
She kissed to love devotedly . . .eternally

Young Blancquita was born in an abbey and was raised by nuns until she was sixteen years old. At her coming of age, she was ordered to leave the sanctuary to find for herself her real vocation in life. She was entrusted by the new Mother Superior of the abbey to a legendary wealthy family who were principal benefactor of the abbey.

There, she was thrust into a world of riches testing her faith and morality. Though she lived a life of luxury with this family, she never forgot who she was and what was foremost in her heart and mind: to return to the abbey on her eighteenth birthday to become a nun and to find out about her parents and what really happened to them. Her road back to the abbey was blocked by heartbreaking events that happened in her young life. In the end, she learned about her parentage and was proud to discover that she was the offspring of young true love between two fine people whose young lives were both claimed untimely by death.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Valenzuela's unique coming-of-age story draws the romantic reader into a tale of abbey life, wealthy aristocrats, young love, untimely death and, ultimately, an unforgettable young girl's heart.Young ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

I’m married to Pablo G. Balatbat and live with my family in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Afterglow is my first novel. Next in my writing is my second novel entitled Soliloquy.

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