Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo

This is an interesting tale. It's the story of Gabriella, whose mother died when she was only four.

She's always had lots of love from her father in Los Angeles and her grandmother, who lives in Columbia. She enjoys the cultures of both countries, and loves being coddled by her grandmother.

While visiting her grandmother in Columbia she learns they are going to tear down the old house which has greatly deteriorated. So she goes to visit it one last time. And finds a diary that her mother kept.

She decides to read it so she can learn more about her mother. But the diary is full of secrets...

She's also found a new love interest. Her cousin took her to a party and she met Angel and was attracted to him. Her cousin tells her Angel is part of the drug cartel and she can't see him. She tells Angel that and he tells her he's in the music business and gets his money that way, he doesn't do drugs.

The diary tells her that her mother also found a love interest here in Columbia when she was visiting without her family.

After fomenting over the information and trying to decide what to do with, she confronts her grandmother - who tells her it's true.

So has everything she's been told about her mother been a lie? Or part of it? Could her father not know?

I don't want to give away more of the story line, but it will keep you busy reading to see just what happens next. What else her mother says in the diary. What Gabriella and Angel do.

Life isn't certain at any point, but when you find out you've been fed lies, it's hard to begin to trust again.

If you'd like my copy of the ARC, leave a comment here on the blog and then email at info NOSPAM @bookfaerie.com (take the spaces and the NOSPAM out) with your name and address and why you'd like to read the book. I'll be picking a winner in about a week or so.

4 comments:

ccqdesigns said...

I just sent my email. I am reading foreign authors this year or books based in foreign countries, mostly countries that I have traveled to as I have traveled to Columbia.

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

MJ said...

I love books about family secrets!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

SusanB said...

This one certainly sounds interesting. I love reading page turners.
susan.byerly@comcast.net

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

Sounds like a page turner!