Love’s Trials and Triumphs: Exploring Resilience and the Human Experience.
Anisoara Laura Mustetiu’s book, “The Price of Honour,” is a poignant narrative set in the Sânzâiene’s Valley, a fairy tale-like place in Romania. It tells the story of Mariuca, a young girl with a strong life philosophy rooted in her family’s values. The book is a vivid portrayal of Romanian village life, traditions, and the intimate connection between people and nature. As Mariuca faces the challenges of love and societal judgment, the story delves into themes of honour, dignity, and the harsh realities of life. It is a confessional tale that interweaves personal and collective experiences, offering a rich tapestry of emotional depth and cultural significance.
”This time, dear readers, I find myself in front of an exceptional book. The book represents the story of Mariuca, whom we already know from the first chapter, a young girl, a delicate being, but who has proven over time to be a mountain of dignity, whose personality is defined throughout the book. A book that you can read easily, and once you start reading, you can’t stop, because you can’t. You enter the lives of the characters, you live with them, wiping each other’s tears, filled with truth, from your faces.”
With sincere admiration for the author,
Prof. AURELIA RÎNJEA
Member of the Writers’ Union of Romanian Language
and of the World Poetry Association, Romania
The book THE PRICE OF HONOUR was originally written in the Romanian language and translated into English.
About the Author
Anisoara Laura Mustetiu is a Romanian-Australian writer living in Australia. She graduated in Economics (1995), IHK Ludwigshafen, in German Literature and Journalism Studies in Hamburg (2008) and in Bachelor of Communication, Majors in Business and Creative Writing at Griffith University in Australia.
She published poems and prose in numerous cultural magazines in Romania and abroad. Laura Mustetiu is a member of the Romanian-Australian Academy of Culture. Her poems and stories have been published in various international cultural newspapers and books.
Anisoara Laura sees life as a deep exploration and expression of unique and inestimable feelings, thoughts and emotions. And she has purposed to capture those human values through poetry and novels, which are reflected in themes of love, of loss and of migration. As her poems describe, life could be an adventure, a dream, an illusion, a wonderful poem or endless love. Her poems are for you, as a reader to journey into a new world, into a world of poetic imagery.
She has published books of poetry and prose in Romanian and English, Travel in Time, A Life Story in Poems (2020), Yarran, Stories from Australia, (2020), A Lost Kiss on the Silk of Time (2020), Emotions and Light (2021), Fragments of a Woman’s Life, A Collection of True Stories (2023), The Price of Honour, A true story (2023).
Since February 2022 she has been a moderator at Radio ProDiaspora with her own radio show Emotions and Love, a show of poetry, prose and music.
She is also founder and editor-in-chief of the Sydney-based culture magazine Emotions and Light (EMOTII SI LUMINA)