Forty Years in a Day by Mona RodriguezConfession is good for the soul even after the soul has been claimed...
The story begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children immigrate to Hells Kitchen, New York, to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she does not learn of his death for several years—a secret that puts many lives on hold.
Quickly, they realize Americas streets are not paved with gold, and the limits of human faith and stamina are tested time and time again. Poverty, illness, death, kidnapping, and the reign of organized crime are just some of the crosses they bear.
Victorias eldest son, Vincenzo, is the sole surviving member of the family and shares a gut-wrenching account of their lives with his daughter during a visit to Ellis Island on his ninetieth birthday. He explains how the lives of he and his siblings have been secretly intertwined with an infamous Irish mob boss and ends his unsettling disclosure with a monumental request that leaves Clare speechless.
Forty Years in a Day is layered with the struggles and successes of each family member and defines the character of an era. Follow the Montanaro family through several decades, and stand in the shoes of a past generation.
Told by two with the eye and instinct of keen storytellers who know exactly when to divulge, when to pause and hold onto secrets and twists. Readers will be exhausted and inspired from the journey, and wouldnt have it any other way!-The Review
You will have a hard time putting this book down. It is amazing! This emotional story is told beautifully, with vivid descriptions, and it’s full of hope and full of dreamers. Read this book -Overstuffed Princess Reviews
The narrative, setting of the scenes, the tone, characters, dialogue, were all wonderful. All of these drew me into the story from the first page to the last. I was a part of the story! -Impressions in Ink Reviews
I loved the way the authors were able to create such a vivid recount of those times and create a story which is so multi-dimensional with many characters and views.
-A Life Through Books Reviews
The writing is so good, the characters jump off the page and feel so real. This is a wonderful, yet intensely emotional story. -Must Read Faster Reviews
Wow, these authors really did an amazing job of bringing the 1900’s to life through one family and several generations. -My Reading Addiction Reviews
The imagery and detail really took me back to the time (1900s). [I] really did find myself connected to the characters and everything that happened to them. -Texas Book Nook Reviews
With a surprise twist added to the mix, Forty Years in a Day is an unforgettable book and a testimony to the perseverance of the human spirit. -The True Book Addict Reviews
This book is easy to read in that the writing is beautiful and the story plot interesting. -Shut Up and Read Review
I loved the story. I loved the tone and the way it sounded just like someone telling their family story to their children. It is a lovely book. I especially enjoyed how the Epilogue tied up loose ends and even revealed a few family secrets. -A Book Geek Reviews
A moving family saga with an incredible and entirely unexpected twist, Forty Years in a Day is a pleasantly emotional story. The format may have left me wanting, but the plot is one of those most creative I’ve ever encountered, debut or otherwise. -Flashlight Commentary Reviews
A good read that shows, once again, that we are all the same, all have our hidden family secrets and all have to go through life dealing with them. -Bookpleasures Reviews
The authors depict the daily existence within the confines of poverty and menial job opportunities quite well. The forty-year time period is depicted with excellent word-imagery, and with sensitivity to the family situations of assimilation and identity. -Book Diva Reviews and News
Forty Years In A Day so brilliantly illuminates the hardships and tribulations of a family coming to America in the 1900s. -Laura Terry, author of Intertwined
The stunning array of characters that parade through the twists and turns of several generations is amazing. -Patrick O’Sheen, author of Dreamer
The Secret Dreams of Mona Q
Mona Q - on the surface, a calm and proper young wife, deep inside she's a hot young temptress, driven by uncontrollable urges! This beautifully photographed film takes us on a journey into the erotic fantasy world of a young couple, as they flex their sexual muscles with an endless variety of partners! Male or Female, Black or White, Mona wants them all! You can help by rating movies you've seen. View Edit History. Login to edit. You need to be logged in to continue.
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Sign in. Marriage without fantasy is like life without wine. Mona Q - on the surface is a calm and proper young wife, but deep inside she's a hot young temptress, driven by uncontrollable urges. This beautifully photographed film takes us on a journey into the erotic fantasy world of a young couple, as they flex their sexual muscles with an endless variety of partners! Written by lament. Troma is known for its steady stream of low-grade films over 4 decades in business, helping to foster the ridiculous "so bad it's good" movement favored by some ill-informed film buffs. Starring the beautiful and under-appreciated Monique Cardin and talented Wade Nichols, it is a free-form fantasy directed by Charles Kaufman and photographed by his brother and Troma chieftain Lloyd Kaufman with attention to detail generally absent from their later non- X-rated product.