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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Cano-Murillo Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Crafty Chica Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9780307989390
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With glue guns, glitter, twigs, or yarn, the ordinary can become extraordinary . . . especially at La Pachanga. Owned by Estrella “Star” Esteban’s family, the restaurant has a rep for two things: good food and great art. La Pachanga brings people together—even when it looks like they couldn’t be further apart.
 
One ill-fated evening, Star jeopardizes her family’s  business, her relationship with her boyfriend, and her future career. To redeem herself, she agrees to participate in a national craft competition, teaming up with her best friend, Ofelia—a secretly troubled mother whose love for crafting borders on obsession; and local celebrity Chloe Chavez—a determined television personality with more than one skeleton in her professional closet. If these unlikely allies can set aside their differences, they’ll find strength they never knew they had, and learn that friendship, like crafting, is truly an art form. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every word in this hilarious, fun read sparkles. Kathy Cano-Murillo is certainly an author to watch. I woke up in the land of happy reading!”

    Debbie Macomber

  • “Cano-Murillo celebrates friendship and crafting in her fun, fabulous Crafty Chica novel. You’ll want to get out your glue gun and invite your best friends over after reading this one.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy Snider | 2/2/2014

    " This was a light and fun book to read with a valuable lesson about love and friendship built in and the bonus of shiny, sparkly things scattered throughout. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corina | 1/26/2014

    " Although, in the end, I did like the book as a whole, I had to fight myself to keep reading it at the beginning. I think the characters are too way over the top at the beginning. This in itself made me want to put it down and take it off my Kindle. However, I wanted to give it a really good chance because I follow the author's blog and think she is very talented, so I stuck with it. I'm glad I did but I'm wondering how many other people will give it that extra chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizisu Miller | 1/26/2014

    " absolutely loved :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 1/25/2014

    " It was slow for me to start, but could've just been the mood I was in...once I got into it though, I couldn't put it down! Great book, can't wait for her next book to come out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minnie | 1/19/2014

    " Fabulous read- funny and witty yet with a great love story intertwined. I really enjoyed the development of the characters and the crafty storyline. I am looking forward to the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this first book by the Crafty Chica. It's a light read, just what I was looking for at the time. That being said, I thought that the storyline was quite good, particually the arc of Crafty Chloe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryann | 1/12/2014

    " This was my first "crafty chica novel" and it was lighthearted good reading while traveling (on audio). Don't know too much about Arizona. Found myself interested in the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 1/5/2014

    " Love the characters, the storyline, the settings, the plot, etc. I hope Kathy decides to pick up where she left off, I'd love to know what happens to Star, and everyone else. I also like how the author added some of the how-to crafts at the end of the book. We need more Craftista novels out there! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erica | 1/2/2014

    " Couldn't get through it. Cheesy plot, boring main character and at about a 6th grade reading level. Not the book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Hawkins | 12/31/2013

    " This novel has a wonderful message, although more and more cheesy as you go along. A very quick, fun read - especially if you love arts and crafts. It's based in Phoenix, where I live, so it was wonderful visiting Kathy's perfect crafty alternate universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana "Noni" Parra | 12/21/2013

    " After I read the book I got my friends MAC viva glam lipsticks just like Chloe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 12/10/2013

    " I thought it was pretty cute, but kind of cheesy at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/7/2013

    " different- liked the story and characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadia Tovar | 11/12/2013

    " Everything I needed in a good book! Culture, love, and artsy!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 10/13/2013

    " Reads like a novella...except without the multitude of random plot twists. Oh, they're still there, just not in so high a number. There are definitely some plot holes and some crises are a little too tidily wrapped up but I was entertained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loida | 9/18/2013

    " Great! It is such a warm book about the power of friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriana | 8/28/2013

    " This book is about three women artists/crafters, that discover themselves by taking part in a craft group "Craftista amigas para vida." I loved all the themes represented in this book, including love, friendship, discovery, music, family, arts, and crafts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne Stein | 6/13/2013

    " This was a fun book with great characters that really made me want to do some of the crafts I have categorized in my browsers as "Crafts I Can't Believe I Think are Cool". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Christensen | 9/4/2012

    " Very good, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nita Costello | 7/26/2012

    " I am really liking this story. Glad to know characters in books can be based on people like me (imperfect). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Amante | 7/5/2012

    " Great cultural tidbits. Love books that include lots of family members interacting and this one does. Funny and sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndi | 5/9/2012

    " I am a big Chic lit fan and Kathy Cano-Murillo hits the mark with this fabulous story about angst, love, girlfriends and crafts. I also love the Phoenix reference! This is a great summer read - I wanna sprinkle glitter everywhere!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 4/28/2012

    " Thought it was a cute, funny, light hearted story. I really enjoyed it. "

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About the Author
Author Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a lifelong writer and artist. Her crafts have been carried by hundreds of retailers, including Bloomingdales, Target, and Hallmark. She is a former entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, and has authored seven books. She has a web series on LifetimeTV.com, and can be seen on HGTV and DIY Network. She has been profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, and NPR, and now has an extensive Crafty Chica product line. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, two kids, and five Chihuahuas.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.