This is an awesome book. I have read it at least three times. When you are reading this, you actually feel like you are there. I highly recommend it to everyone.
This is truly an uncommon love story. If you enjoy Paulo Coelho...you'll enjoy this book!
With some interesting characters, topics and viewpoints. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Author of the international bestseller The Alchemist. A story of Maria, a youngh girl from Brazil who ends up in Geneva where her life changes in ways that she never thought possible.
I was a little apprehensive reading a book about a prostitute. I just normally don't read books about that particular subject; however, I love this author and this book isn't about prostitution. It's about a woman who happens to be a prostitute. Maria, the protangonist, is a delighful, inquisitive young woman who feels trapped by life and unable, or unwilling, to love. The book is about understanding true love even when it hurts, and the author does an amazaing job conveying what real love and true happiness are. Like all Paulo Coelho books, this book is wonderful and uplifting. Mr. Coelho gets into the head of the protagonist. The book is about thoughts not the actions of Maria. There is one mild sado-masacistic sex scene with not much description but that leads to a beautiful scene about pain and suffering. I thought the brief scene was necessary so the subsequent scenes would carry more weight. I would recommend this book to Coelho fans or people looking for a new author. It is wonderful and heatwarming.