Shelfari edited the description of Born in Rio Sunday, December 11, 2011.
The engaging and heart-warming story of Rita, a driven 37-year-old who has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to her New York banking career. Raised by a hard-working woman who fled to the United States from Brazil back in the early 1980's, Rita's foremost ambition is to succeed in the business world while sticking to a predictable, highly structured daily routine. With little time for a personal life, let alone any relationships, her hectic lifestyle in Manhattan is all-consuming - just the way she likes it. But when Rita receives a call from a hospital in Florida, she has no choice but to put aside her ambitious plans and embark on a journey that will force her to encounter a past she never knew she had - and a reality she could never have foreseen. Rita's quest to uncover her story is inspiring and the dramatic events that develop will keep readers turning pages late into the night. Born in Rio is a tale of forgiveness, resilience and new beginnings, but, ultimately, it is a story about a woman's courage to change and come to terms with her truth. For more check: www.borninrio.com