Clara Laguna comes from a long line of strong women. However it is been said that the Laguna women are cursed. Every time a Laguna woman falls in love with a man, her heart is broken. Oh and did I mention that the women have only given birth to girls.
Clara falls for a rich man, who gets her pregnant and leaves her. Clara vows revenge. She gives birth to a daughter. As the years pass and generations are born, eventually a boy is born. So is the cursed broken?
I thought this book sounded intriguing. While the story was nice, it just seemed to stretch over the different time periods for a really long time. After a while, I got bored and found myself skimming over the second half of the book. The curse that the Laguna women had was sad. They were lovely women but the men who loved them were not good. In fact, I was happy when Clara’s guy left her. He was not good enough for her. However, he allowed the curse to scary him some. Plus he was only looking for a mistress.
The writing is beautiful but again just very long winded. As well as the fact that the Laguna women grew bitter as the time moved on. Which I can not blame them. Just that this can make for a depressing read. For this type of book I crave for the characters to move me with their story. This did not happen and for this reason, I can not get excited about this book.