Romanian Author Survives Communist Regime to Pen her Newest Novel
“I write because I love it, but I also write to provide a better life and basic amenities for my octogenarian parents,” said Cristina.
“Half My Age Plus Seven: Too Good to be True?” is the counterpart to A Sinful Confession and where the latter deals with love and loss, pain and torment, Too Good to be True is filled with love and hope. In the book, Tara meets the perfect man, but is plagued by a single ongoing doubt – is he too good to be true?
Cristina’s writing endeavors have been very well received. Her memoir, “Three Weeks a Human: A Memoir,” garnered rave reviews from readers with the suggestion that it be made into a film, exposing the slavery that still exists in the world.
Born in Romania during the oppressive communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, she’s uniquely qualified to address topics encompassing communism, immigration, abuse and exploitation. Her novels face those obstacles head-on, but are accounts of love and survival that weave together fact and fiction into stories for the soul (https://goo.gl/HwT2GL).
Born a farmer’s daughter, she was the eleventh child and a seventh daughter. She thought her life path was sealed until she read “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo and decided to be a writer. She immigrated to Italy in 2000 to follow her dream, but quickly discovered that Romanian heritage there marked her by society as someone of inferior birth.
Soul weary, the author returned to her native Romania with few options. “Freedom without opportunities is just another kind of prison,” said Cristina. With the encouragement of her brother, Sebastian, she blogged for many years and owns four highly popular blogs, two in Romanian and two in English (https://authorcristinag.blogspot.com).
With the aid of a British friend, she moved to the UK where she finally fulfilled her dream, overcoming all the obstacles that life could throw in her path. Her most recent novel, “Half My Age Plus Seven: Too Good to be True?” explores life, love and the beginning of hope.
About Cristina G.
Cristina G. is the author of “Ten Years in Italy: Three Weeks a Human – A Memoir” that addresses bigotry, exploitation and slavery in the 20th century; “Oranges at Christmas in a Communist Country – A Memoir” that chronicles her personal experiences during one of the most oppressive regimes in Eastern Europe; the self-help book, “It’s Never Game Over”; “iLive: Stories From the Prison Called Life,” a psychological thriller set behind walls; “God is Weary: Tragic and Witty Short Tales” that explores the harm that mankind inflicts upon each other; “Half My Age Plus Seven – A Sinful Confession,” a contemporary romance of guilt, shame and desire; and its sequel, “Half My Age Plus Seven: Too Good to be True?”
Find all her work on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cristina-G./e/B01N0U3U4P