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Falling Together – Marisa de los Santos

October 26, 2012

Genre: Adult Fiction
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
358 pages
ISBN: 9780061670886
Source: TLC  Book Tours

I read a lot of books. I read a lot of books about people.

I don’t mean to sound like a cynic but there are very few characters, plotlines or settings that either surprise me or delight me, these days. I still enjoy reading but I don’t usually feel compelled to snuggle up with a book all day and through the night and just soak up every little detail.

I don’t know whether it was the book or the moment (fall is “curl up with a book” season and all) or what but Falling Together totally had me from start to finish. The plot of reunified friends along with various misadventrous couplings, wasn’t really the main attraction. Though nor was it the adorable pixie hick, the good girl or the faithful friend cut out of either main character. The  details of the book, themselves left little to nothing that had not, before its publication, been explored by many others.

No, it wasn’t in the details; it was, instead, in the feelings, the vibes and the undercurrents that were written and implied throughout the brighter strands of the story’s tapestry. the writing is truly exquisite while remaining believable and true. So rarely does a best seller work word magic in the way that Marisa has done, at least in the book (the first I’ve read from her collection).
I haven’t really stopped to focus on de los Santos’ books, though I’ve seen them around for as long as I’ve been blogging. You can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be reading more and soon.


About Marisa de los Santos

Marisa de los Santos is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning poet with a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing. She lives in Delaware with her husband, David Teague, and their son and daughter.




Marisa’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 2nd: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Wednesday, October 3rd: Reading Lark

Thursday, October 4th: girilichef

Friday, October 5th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Monday, October 8th: A Reader of Fictions

Tuesday, October 9th: A Patchwork of Books

Wednesday, October 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, October 11th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Friday, October 12th: Book Spark

Monday, October 15th: Books and Movies

Tuesday, October 16th: Kritters Ramblings

Thursday, October 18th: Between the Covers

Monday, October 22nd: Silver & Grace

Wednesday, October 24th: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, October 25th: My Bookshelf

Friday, October 26th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Monday, October 29th: Lit and Life

Tuesday, October 30th: The Book Bag

Thursday, November 1st: Raging Bibliomania

TBD: Book Journey

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2012 1:58 pm

    “totally had me from start to finish” – I love it when a good grabs me like this – it is such a wonderful experience.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  2. November 13, 2012 8:30 am

    I actually think it is de los Santos’ writing more than anything! I really loved both of her other books too and I am already wishing her next book was out!

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