17 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos


I liked this book, but I wanted more from it. The characters felt… plastic? At times my heart just screamed for them and the situations they were in, but the characters themselves… it was an odd read for me in that respect. The writing and the situations were wonderful, but the characters felt hollow and, well, made up. Yes, it’s a fiction book, but I like to forget that while I’m reading.

It’s definitely worth a read and might make a good Summer read for a book club. There was a lot of different issues you could talk about, just ignore the characters – they needed something more…

Book Description
“Love indeed walks in, and with it, a breath of fresh air.” —Marie Claire

When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs—eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother—goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.

Love Walked In, the first novel by award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos, is bursting with keen insight and beautifully rendered prose. Invoking classic movies to illuminate the mystery and wonder of love in all its permutations, Love Walked In is an uplifting debut that marks the entrance of an enchanting literary voice.

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