Velástegui spins her lush tale with a sense of the sacredness of inner vision. Hers is a celebration of language that readers have come to expect from Latin American writers; Velástegui deserves to be recognized as a distinguished member of that group." Five Stars out of 5 Foreword Clarion Review
"The reader is taken on a true journey across not only time but landscape as they delve past historical fiction and into a boundless exploration of love, love lost, and the stakes associated with reclamation. The author cleverly weaves historical persecution of various races and religions into a modern day twisting tale." US Review of Books
"A beautifully written story of love, loss, and opportunity. Velástegui's psychological thriller is a dark tale of angst and redemption spanning centuries. Velástegui sees to it that everyone finds what they are looking for, to the elation of most and the utter despair of others." Kirkus
"A hauntingly beautiful book, which will certainly appeal to readers of intelligent fiction. A great sense of language and meticulous research. A very insightful view of class and race issues in contemporary California." Reader Views
About the Author
was born in Ecuador and raised in California and France. She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California and speaks four languages. She lives with her family in Monarch Beach, California.