I have to admit that I only chose to read this book because I liked its cover, so nothing could have prepared me for just how much I would love it.
Valeria’s Last Stand takes place in a tiny Hungarian Village during the modern day. It features Valeria, who is an old woman and the village bully. When she falls for a local artisan, however, Valeria becomes a mystery not only to her neighbors, but even unto herself.
Marc Fitten delivered a smoothly written, charming, humorous, well-developed story. The characters leapt off the page and even the surliest of them were loveable. Valeria was particularly charismatic, though she would cringe at being described as such.
I would have called you crazy if you’d told me I would love a book about an old woman in a remote, Hungarian village giving love one last shot, but I did, and that’s a credit to Marc Fitten.
No matter what your tastes in genre, I whole-heartedly recommend Valeria’s Last Stand.