Monday, October 12, 2009

Belong to Me

This is del los Santos' follow up to her debut novel "Love Walked In." It was a larger work, keeping the same protagonist and a few cast mates from the previous book, but introducing a couple more lovable characters, and characters that you grow to love.

When "Love Walked In" left off, Cornelia and her sister's soon-to-be ex husband decide that they really love each other after all, and decide to make a go of things. Where "Belong to Me" picks up is a few years down the road, the two are married and newly living in the suburbs.

It takes a bit longer to get involved in the story compared to her first novel, but half-way through, you know that something huge is coming... and I should have seen it coming, but I didn't and was completely shocked, amazed, astounded... it was great.

"Love Walked In" dealt with so many of the different types of love that can be in a person's life. This novel held true to those undercurrents, but felt more realistic. "Belong to Me" has a story-line that could happen to anyone. It's just a beautiful read.

4 comments:

Torie Jayne said...

Great book review! Have a sweet day! x

Talon said...

The cover alone would have me buying this book!

I haven't read her work. Now I'll be checking it out. Thanks!

Melissa said...

I picked up both her books at Value Village... they just looked like something I would love!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic review !! Loved this one..Unseen Rajasthan