I recently read two charming books by author Marisa De Los Santos. I enjoyed them both and I’m happy to add a new author to my list of favorites. Her writing style is very natural and easy to read, the books aren’t quite in the chick-lit category but they are geared more toward women (similar to Elizabeth Berg). They are about family, relationships, friendship, love lost and found, all that everyday life stuff. There are no guns or mysterious dead bodies (i.e. CSI crime scenes) so I would say that they are good reads for the beach when you want a little escapism and no nightly news gorism (yes, I just made that word up). I also liked how the characters carried over between the two books, I didn’t expect that so it was a pleasant surprise to meet up with them again.