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Love Walked In | [Marisa de los Santos]

Love Walked In

Award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos crafts an irresistibly touching debut novel. Love Walked In is a contemporary tale, steeped in nostalgic, cinematic charm, of love in all its forms. Unapologetically idealistic about love, Cornelia Brown appears to catch the break of a lifetime when the dashing Martin Grace, her own personal Cary Grant, comes strolling into her life. But it is Martin's connection to 11-year-old Clare Hobbes that touches Cornelia's heart in ways she never imagined.
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Award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos crafts an irresistibly touching debut novel. Love Walked In is a contemporary tale, steeped in nostalgic, cinematic charm, of love in all its forms.

Unapologetically idealistic about love, Cornelia Brown appears to catch the break of a lifetime when the dashing Martin Grace, her own personal Cary Grant, comes strolling into her life. But it is Martin's connection to 11-year-old Clare Hobbes that touches Cornelia's heart in ways she never imagined.

©2005 Marisa de los Santos; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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    C. Maurer Cleveland OH 11-11-07
    C. Maurer Cleveland OH 11-11-07 Member Since 2007

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    "REALLY good!!"

    After the other reviews I was hesitant to get this but I REALLY liked it! The narrators both capture the characters, the thoughts, the emotions, the tone. Cornelia is at first surprisng, and yet once you get to know her, the narrator sounds just like you think Cornelia should. And Claire's narrator,not a child at all, portrays the thoughts and feeling perfectly. There are some very poignant thoughts and the narrators really do bring to life the main characters. The interepretation of the male voices was not as great (especially Tao) but they're passable. The story is simple and yes, predictable, but the thoughts and the observations throughout are interesting, sweet, and touching and, I thought, worth the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marenghi castaic, CA, United States 09-16-11
    Marenghi castaic, CA, United States 09-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Dreadful audio quality"

    While the story was lovely and the characters engaging the whole book was ruined by poor audio quality. There were constant "breakthrough" laughs and chatter. Bad form for an expensive book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lise amherst, MA, United States 04-03-07
    Lise amherst, MA, United States 04-03-07 Member Since 2005
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    "maudlin"

    Tiresome. Trite. Dimestore philosophy and literary references that add nothing to story. A few cute scenes and characters wrapped around sentimental cliche.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Blakeslee Edmonds, WA USA 09-25-13
    Gary Blakeslee Edmonds, WA USA 09-25-13 Member Since 2013

    ...actually Michelle using Gary's Amazon account. LOL

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    "Better when read instead of listened to"
    What disappointed you about Love Walked In?

    "Belong to Me" is one of my favorite books, so I thought another one by the same author would be a no-brainer. After listening for a couple chapters, I realized I had read this book sometime in the past. I don't think I finished the book either.


    If you’ve listened to books by Marisa de los Santos before, how does this one compare?

    I've only read books by her before.


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance?

    The voice she used for Martin made me nuts every time I heard it! It totally didn't fit with his "movie star" gorgeous persona.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Claire's character, but the rest are too "dreamy" to be believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Fruitland, UT, United States 02-14-13
    Susan Fruitland, UT, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love Walked In to be better than the print version?

    I really liked this book. I think I would have liked the print version better for one reason. The voice of Cornelia was perfect. The voice of Claire did not fit and to make it worse, there was talking and laughing behind her voice. I found that very distracting. If I hadn't liked the story so much I would have quit.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Walked In?

    The realization of love was one of my favorite moments. When love just hit.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book almost made me cry. It was definitely a story that pulled me in and moved me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ivonne Bexley, OH, United States 04-13-12
    Ivonne Bexley, OH, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Marisa de los Santos and/or Jennifer Ikeda?

    Probably not. The story has interesting parts but is tied up too neatly and rather unbelievably at the end.


    Has Love Walked In turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not necessarily.


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance?

    Jennifer Ikeda's reading of Cornelia is very annoying. If there is "overacting" in reading an audiobook, this is one example of it. I almost couldn't get past the first part. Her performance of the male voices is also quite awful (the girl's father sounds like he's constipated) and it's hard to listen to them. The woman who reads the girl's voice is much better though there is a lot of background noise and, at some points, as other reviewers have said, you can hear people laughing in the background. Very poor production.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    I will make sure to read reviews before I buy an audiobook next time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Olathe, KS, United States 02-13-12
    Sharon Olathe, KS, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2009

    Stay at home mom and professional baker. Love to listen while I do chores and bake.

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    "Great author, not so great narration"
    Would you listen to Love Walked In again? Why?

    No, but then I don't listen to or read books more than once. Unless it's


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator who plays Clarice is slightly annoying but not horrible. Just a bit too perky for me. The narrator in Clare's part is not good. You can hear her swallowing and at times it sounds like she could use a glass of water. Too many mouth noises. To top it off there are several times you can hear men talking and laughing in the background. Once when my house was quiet and I was alone I actually thought someone was in the house! Whatever you do don't listen to it while wearing headphones. The mouth noises are far worse then.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to

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    Julie Tumwater, WA, United States 01-23-12
    Julie Tumwater, WA, United States 01-23-12
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    "A beautifully story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love Walked In to be better than the print version?

    No, but it would be really hard to capture in audio the intricate use of words that Marisa does so well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cornelia, because of her big heart and her love of cinema.


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    I really can't think of any particular thing. It was not the best reading I have heard, but she does a good job.


    If you could rename Love Walked In, what would you call it?

    The title is perfect as is. Love Walked In in the romantic form of Martin Grace, but stayed on in a real sense with the love of Clare.


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    Kristin Lowell, MA, United States 11-04-11
    Kristin Lowell, MA, United States 11-04-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Surprising Story"

    I enjoyed this story but not the recording as you could hear laughing in the background.

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    Mynt Washington, DC 09-21-10
    Mynt Washington, DC 09-21-10 Member Since 2005

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    "Average Chick Lit"

    This is an average chick lit book - cute in parts, charming, kind of fun but also predictable, light and fully. It strayed away from realisms occasionally and parts just didn't *sound* right to me. The narrator captured the effervesce of the 30 year of old girl but at times the 11 year old girl seemed far more mature for her character.

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