Fiona Finch & the Pink Valentine

A delightful fanciful tale by: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

There are many shades of pink, and seemingly Fiona Finch possesses them all, or just about. As a matter of fact, I’ll put myself on the line and say she may end up inventing a yet unknown most perfect shade of pink.

That’s just eccentric, you might say. I say rather, simply eclectic. Which is partly why I am enchanted by this playful, romantic story.

There are many unique people, places and things in Fiona’s life. Like a room adorned with an abundance of adored this and thats; bought, found and gifted, one looks around and marvels at how wonderfully it all comes together to create a rich brocade tapestry.

Of course, in Fiona’s case it doesn’t hurt that there is a great variety of  pinks tying it all together.

So it goes that this  “in the pink” Fiona, is a very popular young lady, who receives many cards on Valentines Day. Red comes to mind when thinking of hearts and valentines. However, when an old pink valentine comes into Fiona’s life, her curiosity is beyond piqued.

Headstrong, the clever Fiona decides to delve into the mystery of the old pink valentine, and a sweet, wonderful escapade is begun.

I won’t give away the adventure, but let me say that this novelette will take you on a bit of a spin, before it all comes together at the end.

I am very impressed with the solid development of the characters. In 5 chapters (and a later) over 56 pages, I came to know them all well, as if I had read a full novel.

The plot is well structured, and though you might think you know what is going to happen, think again! Time’s up at midnight.

This story, from the most imaginative, Teagan, is a fun read for adults, teens and children alike.

My take away from the story is a reminder that if you are drawn to certain things, certain paths in life; follow your heart! That is the way to live life to its fullest.

Click on Teagan’s image of Quellie & Cupid below. It will take you to where you can purchase this novelette, Fiona Finch & the Pink Valentine, on Amazon.

Quack Quack, yes there is a duck in the story. Is it pink you ask? Well, why don’t you read this wonderful Steampunk fable, and find out!

You can also visit Teagan on her blog: Teagan’s Books

“I’m Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene and I write fantasy fiction.  This blog is mostly limited to writing and related topics.  It began in 2012, as part of my “grand experiment” in indie publishing.”

View Teagan’s all of Books on Amazon

 

  • A quick note; the pink street art images are from my collection. Hopefully I used them properly, to enhance the importance of pink!

123 thoughts on “Fiona Finch & the Pink Valentine

  1. Timothy Price

    A most excellent review, Resa. All pinkie pink. Wonderful selection of street art to go along with your concise review. Teagan is an exceptional writer and story teller.

            1. Ah… well, one of the reasons I don’t like Amazon is about 4 years ago, in January, I put a review there, for a book I had bought on Amazon. My review was not accepted, because I hadn’t spent $50.00 US on Amazon in that year. It was only January!
              Now, this is after at least 15 years of spending $$$$$$$ on Amazon, and writing other reviews, on Amazon. It seemed like I was being extorted.
              I still have a bad taste.

              1. Timothy Price

                Understandable. I would probably feel the same way. Sounds like a prejudice against Canadians. I’ve never had a problem with Amazon rejecting reviews.

              1. Timothy Price

                I understand her setiments as well. I don’t know why these companies start weirding out. I get asked to review stuff by Amazon all the time. I also get asked to answer questions about merchandise. I get notes back that my reviews and answers helped. So I was surprised by how they treated Resa.

                1. I know several book review bloggers whose reviews were taken down (Amazon) for no good reason. Several people in USA have told me that they can’t post a review until they’ve bought $50 of merchandise. Two big obstacles…

                  1. Timothy Price

                    It’s gotten silly. I can see taking down abusive or no relavent reviews, but it makes no sense to take them down because you don’t spend $50 or for no reason at all.

        1. Woo Hoo! I now have a Goodreads account!
          I rated it at 5 stars, and got my review up.
          Let me now if I did something wrong, so I can fix it.
          This is great, now I can rate and review more books.
          Maybe I’ll list my book. Are we allowed to list a book for a free download?

        1. I just joined Goodreads!
          Now, I can rate your books. I rated “O’Roarkes Destiny” 5 stars. I’ll rate all of your books that I’ve read!
          I’m going to check the review I did, see if it stands on its own w/o sketches.
          If not,I’ll tweak it up, and make a review.
          xoxoxo

  2. This is a marvelous read that celebrates love, patience, and serendipity. Quellie is magnificent. She loves Fiona (who wouldn’t) and adds to the humorous shenanigans that propel us to a very satisfying and surprising, conclusion!!! Thank you Resa for this great post and thank you Teagan for introducing me to Steampunk!!!

    1. It is indeed my pleasure, Rebecca. Fiona will get another adventure — something I’ve had in mind for years, but had not had time to tackle. Then when I decided to do a Valentine’s story this year, I gave it to her before the book I want to write. So many stories in my head… LOL. Hugs on the wing!

      1. Yes, Fiona should be a book!
        You know, Teagan, I think it is every bit as challenging to write a novel, as it is to write a novelette.
        You have so little time in a novelette. Yet, your characters & plot are very well developed. {{{hugs}}}
        What a great way to stretch out into the literary world, with a novelette.
        An author could learn a lot about their creative endeavour’s effect on readers, and more.
        I support you!

  3. Thank you for this great introduction of Teagan, and her wonderful Steampunk, Resa! You managed it like the storyboard for a Hollywood movie. Thats fantastic. Excuse, i had another delay re-visiting. I hope you are well and stay save! Best wishes, Michael

  4. Dear Resa. I’m over the moon — this post is so wonderful, and truly an honor! (My bad Internet kept me from getting here sooner. I’m sorry to seem less than grateful.)
    I love all the pink murals you found. I’m amazed you found a pink clock — it’s genius. I’m downright giddy. And definitely in the pink!
    It means so much to me that you enjoyed Fiona Finch. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Lol!
      I’m happy you are happy! No worries about being sooner or later. Besides your lousy internet… you are about to launch a book… are publishing a weekly serial and I adored te podcast, starring you, on Tea Toast ad Trivia.
      I’m hap-hazzard on Twitter, but I just Tweeted out the podcast.
      It’s so great to hear your voice, and everything you have to say!
      Be well, chuckaboo!
      Rebecca has really built up her podcast following.

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  6. I wish I could write a review like this. It’s perfect. I read the book when it first cane out, but your review makes me want to read it again. I love the way Teagan develops her characters. You did s wonderful job matching murals to the feel of the book. Well done!

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