The Coin by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a fast paced, riveting, romantic romp through the south of France. Once started, it must be read almost non-stop from cover to cover. Characters drive a story as
much as the plot does. If they cannot grab and hold your attention...your love and your hate...then a novel may become tedious if you do not care about their fate. But when you truly care for the well being of the characters, the tale moves along at a brisk pace.
The main characters... the beautiful Cuban artist Gabriela Martinez and her handsome American secret agent protector... are crisply yet softly delineated; clashing with each other throughout the adventure; inevitably being drawn to the sensual magnetism of each other. The scurrilous villain and even all the supporting cast are finely etched enabling the reader to conjure up positive and
negative images as they struggle to help or harm Gabriela. Throughout the story, the hero and heroine are dodging the evil machinations of the story's villain.
In addition to the wonderful characters, The Coin is filled with intrigue, suspense and best of all, the soft touch of romance all set in the beautiful countryside of France. It is a very pleasurable read that will leave you wanting more...more contact with your new friends... and there is more as Gabriela & Richard are united once again facing the menace of another ruthless villain in the