Sunday, September 5, 2010

Belong to Me

Belong to MeBelong to Me by Marisa de los Santos

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I should have reviewed “Belong to Me” six weeks ago when I finished it. I would have been able to do more justice to the character’s intricacies and Marisa de los Santos’ carefully crafted tale of love, life, and the secrets we all carry….

Simply said, when a friend told me that this book even existed – a second novel that followed the characters of “Love Walked In”, I was comforted somehow. Cliché, though it may be, de los Santos has created characters that feel like people you actually know and you want to know how their lives turn out. You hope that somehow they really do live happily ever after.

“Belong to Me” is not the best book ever written, but it’s a good book. The writing is just as lyrical and enchanting as de los Santos’ first novel. If you enjoyed “Love Walked In”, you will enjoy this one. Simple truths of life are woven in seamlessly along the characters’ comings and goings, triumphs and failures. Reading this book feels like watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” – one of those experiences that makes the world seem that much better and people that much kinder. Honestly, we can all use a bit more that….

Happy Reading--

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