Monday, June 18, 2007

In the Shade of the Jacaranda

In the Shade of the Jacaranda by Nikki Arana, 2006.

This is the second book in a series following the love story of Angelica Amante and Antonio Perez. I did not read the first book, by the way, but I found that this title worked for me anyway. While it would have been nice to know all the details of their romance--how they met, how they fell in love, etc., it was not necessary to know in order to enjoy this story. The story opens with Angelica finding out that she is pregnant. This unplanned pregnancy has its ups and downs. The child is loved from the very first moment, as soon as they find out, but one thing after another does seem to complicate this pregnancy and marriage. Can their love survive the unexpected? Can their love give them the foundation and courage they'll need to face the difficult moments ahead?