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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,718 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marisa de los Santos Narrator: Alma Cuervo, Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.

Love Walked In, the first novel by award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos, is bursting with keen insight and beautifully rendered prose. Invoking classic movies to illuminate the mystery and wonder of love in all its permutations, Love Walked In is an uplifting debut that marks the entrance of an enchanting literary voice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A touching, triumphant story.”

    Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austin Book Club

  • Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos, is the kind of book that makes you want to hunker down on a chilly day in a comfy chair and read straight through 'til dark. The beginning is light, entertaining and inviting, the middle grows more serious, and then, toward the end, the violins really start to play in this poignant, heart-tugging story about a single woman and a little girl who develop an unlikely bond.”

    Washington Post

  • “A sweet story about knowing what you love and why.”


  • “De los Santos's writing engages throughout this powerful story. It's impossible not to cheer for these characters as they search for happiness. A timeless gem.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tawnya Pell | 2/9/2014

    " One of my all time favorites. Characters so well developed. I still miss them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sophie | 2/8/2014

    " Any book that has a heroine who loves The Philadelphia Story and objects to people's misuse of the word "literally" grabs my attention right away. The conversational tone of Cornelia's parts of the book also drew me in and I loved the way it seemed like Cornelia was telling us her story as well as living it. I didn't LOVE the book, though, and I think part of it was the way the chapters bounced between Cornelia and Clare's point of view. It became a little tedious and confusing at times, even though Cornelia's chapters were in first person and Clare's in third person. I also would have liked more physical description. Sometimes I found the characters and setting hard to picture--especially Martin, but perhaps the author made him deliberately vague. But some physical details of the setting would have been nice since I'm not entirely sure where the latter part of the novel took place. I'm sure the author told us where Cornelia is from, and I could have flipped back to the beginning to find it, but I think it might have been nice to remind us when the story moved to Cornelia's hometown, just where that hometown was. I also might ding the ending for being a little too tidy--despite Cornelia's assurances that it was untidy--but overall, I enjoyed the book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzie Schmidt | 2/6/2014

    " Great story-especially if you are an old black and white movie buff. Lot's of reference to old film romance movies and actors. Fun and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Martianngray | 2/1/2014

    " I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed reading this book. I once heard a lady describe her grandmother as one who's eyes twinkled in delight every time her grandmother saw her. Not only that but she continued to say that she did this to everyone. She made everyone feel loved and welcomed. I thought this was the best compliment one could ask for and inspire to have said about you. What better characteristic to have and let others feel. I think it is having Christ-like love for everyone. What a wonderful thing! I felt that Cornelia had this for Clare, a girl she just met. Clare desperately needed to be loved and have someone delight in her and she found that in Cornelia. Don't we all need to have someone to delight in us? I loved the relationship they had. I also love old movies and books so I really enjoyed lots of the lines in the book. My sister is an old movie junkie so Cornelia reminded me a lot of her. I enjoy books that you can relate to the characters. I could make a list of who each character reminded me of. What a fast reading delightful book! "

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