First Love by Violeta Barrett
Just Once in a Lifetime: A Memoir

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By 1956 Violeta Barrett had been working for a Wall Street investment firm more than a decade. Recently separated from her husband and feeling overworked, Violeta decided to vacation in Mexico. After her plane landed in Mexico City, a stranger with a deep, accented voice introduced himself as her tour guide. Violeta and Jorge had no idea they were about to begin a four-year romance that would endure the test of time and distance.
In her compelling memoir, Violeta shares a nostalgic and emotional journey where principles, love, and obligations collide and force unexpected decisions. Energized by the Mexican culture and Jorge’s charm, Violeta is soon caught up in the joy of being loved. But before long she must return to her obligations, leaving Jorge behind. Through the more than seventy love letters she would receive from Jorge for the next few years, the two share a forbidden passion—until the forces of morality prevail.
Nearly fifty years ago, Violeta and Jorge fell in love, changing their lives forever. Their heartfelt story proves that true love is not affected by time. It is ageless. It is eternal.

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Published February 9, 2011 by iUniverse. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Romance. Non-fiction

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A memoir from Barrett detailing the "agony and ecstasy" of love, documented through letters.

Nov 28 2011 | Read Full Review of First Love: Just Once in a Li...

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Not only that, but she also shares with us the 76 love letters that kept their relationship alive during the four years of their affair.

Jun 09 2012 | Read Full Review of First Love: Just Once in a Li...

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