Love Walked In
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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 28th 2006
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
This was a beautiful story about a girl name Clare and a young woman named Cornelia and how they came together. Very reminiscent of Secret Life of Bees by Margaret Kidd. Those who liked it will get a similar story of a girl finding her way and then finding a family outside the traditional sense. Thr...
May I say that I'm confused? This is chick-lit? Seriously? Wow, well I guess that the time has changed (or my vision of the chick-lit is wrong). Let's get back to the book, shall we? So I won't write classical review I'll just say that people who like long descriptions and realistic stories should r...
This retelling of "Emma" by Jane Austen was a bit too chick-litish for my taste plus Emma was at times too mean.
Not as good as her novel "Beong to Me" but still a good read. You definitely get wrapped up in the characters and realize the breadth of love that one person can hold. The continual references to movies were a bit much and took away from the plot a bit, but I can see what the author was trying to ...
Maybe not quite a "four", but it was at least a notch above average. The author created characters that I cared about and for whom I wanted a happy ending, even though "chick lit" is not really my "thing." The main character, Cornelia, starts out as a thirty-something educated woman with some not ve...