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Belong to Me
Belong to Me
Author: Marisa de los Santos
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. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061838415
ISBN-10: 0061838411
Publication Date: 3/2009
Pages: 398
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Paperback
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Cornelia and Teo are moving into their first home in the suburbs. Being city-dwellers prior to this, they are and they aren't ready for all the suburbs have to offer. They are ready for big houses on quiet streets with lots of trees. They aren't ready for nosey neighbors, lawn wars, and the sorority squad housewives at the dinner parties. As Cornelia makes her way through her new life, she tries to make friends, and she questions her decision to leave the city.

As the book progresses a cast of characters is introduced: Piper, the judgemental, perfectionist mom; Lake, a new neighbor who shares a love of old movies as Cornelia does; and Lake's son, Dev, a brilliant teenager searching for answers. These women are tied together in ways they would've never imagined - love, loss, betrayal.

This book was good, but almost too 'chick-lit' for me. Belong To Me was a good continuation of the story that began in Love Walked In. It was a great easy, summer read and one that would've been perfect for the beach. I wasn't amazed by it, but those who love these types of books, probably would be
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Excellent story. I love the style that Santos uses. Her characterization is amazing. When you finish the book, you might find yourself missing the characters you met within its pages.