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Love Walked In
Love Walked In
Author: Marisa de los Santos
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 cr...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452287891
ISBN-10: 0452287898
Publication Date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 974 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Love Walked In on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 30
If you are getting this book based on the back cover, expect more...much more. I would not say this book is about romance, though it's in there. I'd say it's about love. Real love. Messy love. The kind that breaks your heart and lifts you up at the same time.

Parts of the book were a bit wordy for me, but overall, it is a wonderful story that is, for the most part, beautifully written.
bridget avatar reviewed Love Walked In on + 36 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22
One of the best books I've read in a long time. It took me a chapter or two to get engaged in the book, but soon I was hooked. One thing that set this book apart is that the characters are all interesting AND likeable. There isn't a villian, but there is still interest and tension.
MOMSBOOKS avatar reviewed Love Walked In on + 64 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 20
This is a wonderful story that redefines "heartwarming." It revolves around a tiny 31 yo lady named Cornelia, a precocious 11 yo named Clare, several movie-star-handsome 30-40 yo males, a cafe, a home in a neighborhood everyone would love to be raised in and various and sundry more or less lovable characters. There are lots of plot surprises but most of all everyone comes of age and survives whatever plot nuances in which they might fing themselves. The ending is mostly happy~~depending upon who you are rooting for. More of a "she" than "he" book. Chances are you will love it!
reviewed Love Walked In on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 17
Surprisingly moving. Starts off slightly irritating and chick-lit lite but ends up with a moving discussion about family relationships, ties that truly bind and if blood is thicker than water. Engaging characters, easy writing and a satisfying ending.
mwelday avatar reviewed Love Walked In on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
what an excellent book...I really cared for Cornelia, the main character. Cornelia's references to movie characters and movie scenes to explain how she is feeling is an interesting way to convey her emotions. I think this book reflects what we all hope...that love will walk into our lives and we'll be ready and able to accept it when it does. A great book...highly recommend it.
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ourbookaddiction avatar reviewed Love Walked In on
The first few chapters of this book were a little slow for me but I was quickly drawn into the characters. The author has a stunning way with wordplay. It is almost breathtaking and I was captivated with her writing. This is an excellent read and Im looking forward to her second novel Belong To Me which takes off where this one ended. This author has the key to writing characters that you can empathize with even through their inadequacies.
reviewed Love Walked In on
This is a book revolving around two characters, Clare, and Cornelia. The chapters about Clare are fascinating, written from a unique perspective of an issue not talked about often in fiction. The chapters about Cornelia seem to have been added as filler to bring the short story of Clare up to the length of a novel.
danelleb avatar reviewed Love Walked In on + 19 more book reviews
Cornelia Brown is a 31-year-old who manages a coffee shop when Martin Grace, Cary Grant look-alike, enters and changes Cornelia's life forever. You see, Cornelia was waiting for that moment - that perfectly-handsome-man-just-swooping-in-to-whisk-her-off-of-her-feet moment. Meanwhile, across town, 11-year-old Clare Hobbs is being neglected by her mom and is trying to reach out to her absent father. Clare meets Cornelia while Clare is eating with her father at the coffee shop and their lives change forever.

It's an easy read and it's written well. I liked how the chapters alternated perspectives (Cornelia, Clare) but was kind of thrown off by the tense at times. Love Walked In is sweet story and I liked it, though there were moments where it was borderline "corny" for me.

Overall I'm just relieved that there books out there that are easy to read and aren't rip offs of other stories with insipid characters and horrible writing. (Sorry, still fuming at the whole 'Fifty Shades' pandemonium.)
reviewed Love Walked In on + 55 more book reviews
For a first time author - this book was fantastic! Very detailed writing and interesting characters.
reviewed Love Walked In on + 15 more book reviews
Enjoyed this book very much and loved de los Santos' writing style. Witty banter, likeable characters, and interesting story with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting.
Tesstarosa avatar reviewed Love Walked In on + 151 more book reviews
Cornelia Brown manages a coffee shop in Philadelphia and her life changes dramatically when Martin Grace walks in. He is handsome and well-off.

On the other side of Philadelphia, eleven-year-old Clare Hobbes lives with her single mother. But Clare's life is about to turn upside-down as her mother starts exhibiting strange behavior and Clare tries to continue her current life without anyone knowing what is wrong with her mother.

Clare's life changes dramatically one day when she walks into the coffee shop that Cornelia manages.

This story follows the life of Cornelia and Clare and the bond they develop under trying and difficult circumstances.

This is a wonderful and poignant story of love and sacrifice.

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Martin Grace (Major Character)
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