Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos - 307 pages
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.
My Review: 4 stars
So much more than a chick lit book. There was momma drama, romance, friendship and growing whole no matter what your age. Noticeably written by a poet, the language is fluid and elegant. This is an author to watch!
Quotes I liked:
-“Happiness isn't what happens when you whistle along, pretending bad things don't exist---Happiness is earned, like everything else. It's achieved.”
-“We talked and talked and talked. Maybe love comes in at the eyes, but not nearly as much as it comes in at the ears, at least in my experience. As we talked, lights flicked on inside my head; by the end of the night I was a planetarium.”
-“There's a kind of holiness to love, requited or not, and those people who don't receive it with gratitude are arrogant beyond saving.”
-“I spoke, I listened, and my heart broke, which is to say that it didn't break at all but became suddenly aware of its own wholeness in such a way it hurt like hell.”
Tags: Fiction, 2008, Chick Lit, Mothers/Daughters, Romance, Friendship
Labels: 2008, Chick Lit, Fiction, Friendship, Mothers/Daughters, Romance