Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Book Review

Last week I finished Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos. The style of the book is very similar to one of my favorite authors, Jodi Picoult. Two women's (actually one woman and a child) stories are told in alternating chapters, the woman, Cornelia is told in first person, and the young girl, Clare is told in third. At first the book dragged and it was hard for me to get into it but about a third of the way through I was hooked and couldn't put it down. It's a great summer read.

Here's a summary from Booklist -
Cornelia is a single thirtysomething who lives her life like a series of movie moments. She's a manager of a cafe because she hasn't figured out anything better to do. Her ideal man is Cary Grant. And just when she thinks he'll never show up, he does, in the form of Martin Grace. What she doesn't know is that Martin, with his cool charm and debonair demeanor, has a daughter, Clare. And she never would have known that except that Martin, in a state of panic, shows up with the girl at the cafe after her mother had a breakdown and left Clare to fend for herself. Estranged from his daughter for years, Martin doesn't know what to do with her.

And for those of you that loved the book like I did - there is going to be a movie staring Sarah Jessica Parker. I don't the details of when filming is set, etc. But I do know there is going to be a movie and its a movie that I will definitely go see.


Trisha said...

The follow-up book (Belong to Me) is, in my opinion, better than the first book. Thanks for the movie info~ I hadn't heard that. SJP wouldn't be my first pick though. All well.

Nikki Cogg said...

Thanks for doing this review! I've been looking for a good summer read, and this one sounds interesting.

Shaina said...

I loved this book. I definitely had big tears rolling down my face at the end! And I had no idea it's going to be a movie - how exciting! I also had no idea there was a sequel - thanks, Trisha!


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