Love Walked In is not your run-of-the-mill love story. It’s about Cornelia, a woman in her early thirties, whose life is turned upside down when she meets her boyfriends’ 11 year old daughter, whom she hadn’t known existed. Clare is sad and lost after the sudden departure of her mother and Cornelia is this petite, feisty woman who has been struggling to figure out the direction for her life. The sweet relationship that develops between them feels so real and touching.
The writing is quirky and fun. Marisa De Los Santos has a great style where she makes observations about her descriptions or the characters’ thoughts within the same prose. It’s lighthearted and feels conversational, like someone telling you a story in person.
One of my personal favorite things about this story is that one of the main characters is named Teo! Yes, short for Mateo. So fun!