September 1998 — Hurricane Georges hit the Dominican Republic. It was a time of great hunger and misery, where everyone fights for hope and survival, causing conflicts among all social strata. Old and new customs are mixed in the kitchen of Mama Monga, a woman who has faded with time but remains unforgettable in the hearts and minds of her loved ones.

Franchezca discovers that she was born into an extraordinary family, which is both admired and hated by many. She made it her primal objective to reconstruct the truth about the secrets and scandals that have kept it not only the richest but also the most mysterious of old clans in all of Zafarraya.

Valiant Hearts Melvin Abel

After the release of his novel Hidden Feeling, Melvin Abel takes us into another world where love coexists with catastrophes and family tragedies and, above all, shows us the complexity of human emotions in a story where Valiant Hearts shine and darkness is expelled.

Follow Franchezca through this world full of tragedies, catastrophes, strength, and inspiration.
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Valiant Hearts Melvin Abel


Valiant Hearts
Author: Melvin Abel
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Xlibris Corp (May 14, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1796033103
ISBN-13: 978-1796033106

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About the Author

Melvin Abel, a native of Salcedo, Dominican Republic, is the youngest of six siblings. He grew up in a Catholic family where the values of ethics and morality prevailed. At an early age, he
suffered the loss of his mother and, a few years later, he entered the Salesian Order as a seminarian, where he began to discover his love for art and reading. He then entered the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering at the Technological University of Santiago, where he also participated in social and cultural events (mostly contemporary art) held by the school. This was the moment he wrote his first nove0l, Hidden Feeling/Sentimiento Oculto. He currently lives in New York and is preparing for future projects.