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When Malena Sevilla's tidy, carefully planned world collapses following her father’s mysterious suicide, she finds a letter—signed with an “A”—which reveals that her mother is very much alive and living in San Isidro, a quaint town tucked in the Andes Mountains. Intent on meeting her, Malena arrives at Alameda Street and meets four sisters who couldn’t be more different from one another, but who share one thing in common: all of their names begin with an A.
To avoid a scandal, Malena assumes another woman’s identity and enters their home to discover the truth. Could her mother be Amanda, the iconoclastic widow who opens the first tango nightclub in a conservative town? Ana, the ideal housewife with a less-than-ideal past? Abigail, the sickly sister in love with a forbidden man? Or Alejandra, the artistic introvert scarred by her cousin’s murder? But living a lie will bring Malena additional problems, such as falling for the wrong man and loving a family she may lose when they learn of her deceit. Worse, her arrival threatens to expose long-buried secrets and a truth that may wreck her life forever.
Set in 1960s Ecuador, The Sisters of Alameda Street is a sweeping story of how one woman’s search for the truth of her identity forces a family to confront their own past.
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October 10, 2017
I was lucky to read an advanced copy of Lorena Hughes's debut novel and was happy to provide a blurb for it. This story and the writing are at times funny and yet suspenseful, and always engaging and full of heart. Here is what I wrote for the blurb:
"Gripping and suspenseful, The Sisters of Alam...
September 12, 2017
WHAT A DELIGHT! I admit I wasn’t sure at first, since I had never read something quite like this, but the synopsis caught my attention and, mostly, the fact that it was set in Ecuador in the 60s! There was also a quote that said: “A generational saga that mixes historical fiction with the ro...
August 20, 2017
When you meet this book’s engaging 20-year-old heroine in a dirty taxi for the first time on page one, Malena Sevilla is itching to get her hands on a feather duster. Later, you’re not all that surprised when she starts a mud fight with a cousin—because Malena, in coming to sleepy San Isidro in s...
July 03, 2017
The Sisters of Alameda Street is described as historical fiction meets Latin soap opera, and it delivers on both fronts. It's set in a time and place I wasn't familiar with before: a rich setting where conservative religious values coexist with tango competitions and nightclubs and drama never ru...
July 24, 2017
Her mother might live in this house. There was, of course, the possibility that she might have moved somewhere else, but what if she were here, at this very moment? Melena could be a few minutes away from meeting her. Seconds even. A tremor started in her gut and traveled all the way down her leg...
August 12, 2017
In The Sisters of Alameda Street when Malena Sevilla's father commits suicide, she finds a letter simply signed with an “A” that seems to imply that her mother was alive, not dead as she had been told. Following the return address to the town of San Isidro, Malena goes undercover to see if “A” st...
August 13, 2017
Malena was raised by her doting grandmother and loving father in a city in Ecuador. Both revered the memory of her mother and taught her to honor her memory. After Grandma’s death, it is just her and her mathematician father. Imagine her shock when she comes home from nursing school to find her f...
May 23, 2017
Very engaging story! I couldn't stop reading.
November 20, 2017
This story had a bit of everything from mystery to family drama. The author believably blended setting, culture and era. Lorena Hughes wrote the characters so well that emotion is conveyed to the reader. For example, when Malena is crying on Claudia's wedding day I found myself caring about the o...
August 29, 2017
I really enjoyed this book. I've been very into historical fiction lately, especially mysteries spannng multiple generations, so this novel was a delight to discover. It was a little dramatic, like a soap opera, but in all of the best ways. If multi generational mysteries with a sprinkle of roman...