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Belong to me by marisa de los santos wonderfully crafted story


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Belong to me by marisa de los santos wonderfully crafted story

  1. 1. Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos Wonderfully Crafted Story Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love. A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made the right move, she approaches her new life with trepidation and struggles to forge friendships in her new home. Cornelias mettle is quickly tested by judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt. Perfectly manicured, impeccably dressed, and possessing impossible standards, Piper is the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she would find in suburbia. A saving grace soon appears in the form of Lake. Over a shared love of literature and old movies, Cornelia develops an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman who has also recently
  2. 2. arrived in town, ostensibly to send her perceptive and brilliant son, Dev, to a school for the gifted. Marisa de los Santoss literary talents shine in the complex interactions she creates between these three women. She deftly explores the lif e-altering roller coaster of emotions Piper faces as she cares for two households, her own and that of her cancer-stricken best friend, Elizabeth. Skillfully, de los Santos creates an enigmatic and beguiling character in Lake, who draws Cornelia closer even as she harbors a shocking secret. And from the first page until the exhilarating conclusion, de los Santos engages readers with Cornelia, who, while trying to adapt to her new surroundings, must remain true to herself. As their individual stories unfold, the women become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love, and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined, and that ultimately teaches them what it means for one human being to belong to another. Personal Review: Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos Early on I began to enjoy Cornelia and Teo and their move from the city to suburbia. Once I reached about page 200, I began to wonder what all the characters had to do with one another. I thought that halfway through the book I should have a few more missing links. The characters were all so different from the perky Cornelia and her gorgeous doctor husband, Teo. The precise and proper Piper is not likeable at all even as she cares for her dying friend, Elizabeth. And Dev. Dev is a charming and intelligent fourteen year old who melted the hearts of all who met him because of his wit and wisdom far beyond his years. His mother, Lake holds the biggest secret of all. The author dropped the bomb so to speak at precisely the right moment to hook me for good. I gasped when I read it. I cried when Cornelia and Teo at the same exact moment came to the same conclusion. I decided that Piper wasn't a bad person after all when she became true to herself and her family for the first time in her life. And Dev. Dev found a family who loved him and he loved back. They all discovered they did belong to each other. As a writer I believe that Belong To Me is a shining example of 'show don't tell' every writer's manta. The pacing and timing were perfect. It's a wonderfully crafted story that will make you laugh, cry and beg for more. I rate this book 5 out of 5 and I'm going to keep this book on the shelf for a little while as a reference. I loved Belong To Me. You will too. Linda C. Wright Author One Clown Short For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price:
  3. 3. Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!