Isabel Gallegos is only a handshake away from living her dream life. After years of putting everyone else’s needs before her own, she’s selling her family’s vineyard and moving to a quiet cottage on the California coast. But just as she’s about to seal the deal, a letter arrives from Argentina with shocking news: Her beloved cousin has died and Isabel is now the sole guardian of three young children.
Still holding on to her dream, Isabel travels to Argentina. There she meets little Julieta, the cherubic baby of the family; eight-year-old Adelmo, as hot-tempered as his sister is sweet; and ten-year-old Sandra, whose heart-shaped face and quiet confidence remind Isabel so much of her late cousin. She tells herself to let the children go, to leave them in the care of their grandmother or perhaps their long-lost uncle who abruptly reappears. Or should she listen to her ex-husband, who is suddenly at her side, urging her to give the children–and him–a chance?
Unfortunately, I have to give this book two thumbs down. If I had more thumbs, then they would be down too.
First off, I really did not like the main characters. Isabel just seemed like a self-centered bitch that didn’t care about anyone but herself. Her ex-husband, Nick (who happens to be a recovering alcoholic) is doing his best to help her out, but she still treats him like crap. She signs over custody of the kids without even getting to know them.
Secondly, the plot is just too damn repetitive. It just seemed like the same things were happening over and over. Even dialog seemed to be used multiple times.
I barely choked my way through this book. Will I be looking for another book by this author? Ummmmm…. NO!
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