Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Finds



    The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez

    Book blurb:

    Miraflores has never known her father, and until now, she’s never thought that he wanted to know her. She’s long been aware that her mother had an affair with him while she was stationed with her then husband in Panama, and she’s always assumed that her pregnant mother came back to the United States alone with his consent. But when Miraflores returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up, to care for her mother at a time of illness, she discovers that her mother and father had a greater love than she ever thought possible, and that her father had wanted her more than she could have ever imagined.

    In secret, Miraflores plots a trip to Panama, in search of the man whose love she hopes can heal her mother—and whose presence she believes can help her find the pieces of her own identity that she thought were irretrievably lost. What she finds is unexpected, exhilarating, and holds the power to change the course of her life completely.

    13 comments:

    Marie said...

    I've got this one in my TBR pile. Can't wait to see what you think!

    MISSY said...

    I've not heard of this one, but it sounds very good!

    Book Bird Dog said...

    This sounds so romantic! A nice book for a hot summer!

    bermudaonion said...

    I want to read that one too - the cover is just gorgeous!

    avisannschild said...

    I've read several great reviews of this one, so it's already on my wish list!

    Hilarie said...

    This sounds really good. I'm adding it to my list.

    Jess said...

    Wow -- this sounds fantastic -- great find!

    Book Dragon said...

    thanks for the comment on my Friday Finds, this one sounds like a "three hankie" book, adding it to my list.

    MizB said...

    Wow. I was just gonna say "great cover", but then I read the description, and thought "Sheesh! I'm gonna have to read that one!" LOL. Thanks! :D

    ~MizB

    Scrap girl said...

    This one looks good. I love the cover - it really draws you in.

    Veens said...

    wow! It has a nice cover :) Sounds so good :)

    Dar said...

    Oooh, I think this one sounds good too and I really like the cover.

    Petunia said...

    I really loved this one. It is mild and unpretentious. It is romantic but in unexpected ways. My review is here:
    http://educatingpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/04/review-world-in-half.html