Books by Marisa de los Santos

Marisa de los Santos’ critically acclaimed novels, Love Walked In and Belong to Me (reaching No. 4 on the New York Times bestseller list) have become book club favorites. In her the author's next novel, Falling Together, she continues to create the lovable, multidimensional characters she’s known for. Photo credit: Tisa Della-Volpe

I'LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY by Marisa de los Santos
Released: March 6, 2018

"De los Santos writes with disarming fluidity even when her plot takes far-fetched turns, but her heroine's inexhaustible perfection grows cloying."
Marital abuse is the central issue in de los Santos' (The Precious One, 2015, etc.) latest, which is made up of two intersecting stories: a contemporary woman is engaged to a man with possibly scary anger issues and, in the 1950s, another woman faces difficult choices after the death of her beloved husband. Read full book review >
CONNECT THE STARS by Marisa de los Santos
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Quibbles aside, a satisfying read that strikes a good balance between emotional highs and page-turning adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school boy and girl, each with a character trait that impedes relationships—Audrey always knows when someone is lying, and Aaron has an indelible memory but no emotional intelligence—develop an unlikely friendship in a wilderness camp. Read full book review >
THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos
Released: March 24, 2015

"Despite intellectual pretentions, including lots of references to Middlemarch, de los Santos (Falling Together, 2011, etc.) offers a comfort-food story in which men are either predators or perfect and women are both beautiful and brilliant."
Half sisters who don't really know each other are brought together by their emotionally domineering father for reasons of his own. Read full book review >
SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >
FALLING TOGETHER by Marisa de los Santos
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Adept at creating romantic fiction for women who want to think they are above romantic fiction, de los Santos offers ever-so-sensitive protagonists who are surprisingly dense about their actual feelings."
In the latest from de los Santos (Belong to Me, 2008, etc.), a single mother's effort to reunite with her two best friends from college after a six-year silence doesn't pan out exactly as she expected. Read full book review >
BELONG TO ME by Marisa de los Santos
Released: April 1, 2008

"Witty and intelligent but too often pat."
In de los Santos's second novel (Love Walked In, 2006), Cornelia Brown returns the as heroine, now married to handsome oncologist Teo and trying to make a new home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Read full book review >
LOVE WALKED IN by Marisa de los Santos
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A timeless gem."
Two heroines, Clare Martin and Cornelia Brown, discover the power of friendship and the meaning of love in this remarkable tale. Read full book review >