Review: The Second Time We Met

Why I picked it: Manic Mommies Book Club selection

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Synopsis: Adored by his adoptive parents, Asher Stone is on the verge of a professional soccer career-when a car accident throws his future into doubt. Suddenly, Asher begins to wonder about the girl who gave him up for adoption in Colombia two decades ago. And so begins his search for a woman named Rita Ortiz.

From the streets of Bogata to a tiny orphanage tucked into a hillside, Asher untangles the mystery of Rita's identity. As he comes closer to finding Rita, his own parents are faced with fears and doubts, and Rita must soon make her own momentous choice: stay hidden, or meet the secret son who will bring painful memories-or the promise of a new beginning . . .

Quick Take: One of the great aspects of being in a book club is getting to discuss books and hear different opinions.  It's safe to say that for this month's book, everyone enjoyed it.  I received so many emails asking if the author was planning carry some of these characters forward, to another novel.  A delightful read.

I read this one in just three days, wanting to know how the Rita's story would end.  You will find yourself wanting to know more about Rita, Lucas, and her family.  What happens after the story ends.  I love it when a novel ends and the reader gets to imagine what's next!

Leila Cobo, what can I say... she's extremely talented!  A pianist, TV host and an author.  The Second Time We Met is her second novel.

You can listen to our discussion below (47 minutes), download to your laptop or from itunes:

Rating: 4 stars
Source: Personal Copy (iPad)