Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Cornelia's mettle is quickly tested by judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt. Perfectly manicured, impeccably dressed, and possessing impossible standards, Piper is the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she would find in surburbia. A saving grace soon appears in the form of Lake. Over a shared love of literature and old movies, Cornelia develops an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman who has also recently arrived in town, ostensibly to send her perceptive and brilliant son, Dev to a school for the gifted.
Marisa de los Santo's literary talents shine in the complex interactions she creates between these three women. As their individual stories unfold, the women become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love, and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined, and that ultimately teaches them what it means for one human being to belong to another.
Belong to Me rocketed straight to number five on the New York Times bestsellers list upon release.
Belong to Me has remained on the New York Times short list for four weeks with the highest spot at number four.
Film rights for her debut novel Love Walked In were snapped by up Sarah Jessica Parker and paramount Pictures where it is in development.
Still a bestseller a year after paperback publication Love Walked In is still on the New York Times bestsellers list.
"...family dynamics collide and reconfigure in a variety of ways that readers will find fascinating. De los Santos keeps us totally engaged with these fragile creatures, who get under our skin and, ultimately, into our hearts. High recommended." Library Journal.
An award winning poet and bestselling author with a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing, Marisa de los Santos lives in Wilmington Delaware, with her husband and children. She' sthe author of the bestseller 'Love Walked in'.
Belong to Me
Harper Collins Publishers Australia
Author: Marisa de los Santos
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