How can anyone resist a book with such a cute cover? I picked up Marisa de los Santos’ first book Love Walked In for the great cover and quickly discovered a delightful story. Belong to Me is a follow-up, although I really think it would make sense without having read the first book.
Cornelia Brown and her husband have moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia while hoping to start a family. She is shocked by how difficult it is to make friends in the tightly closed community of suburban life. She meets “queen bee” Piper Truitt, who wastes no time establishing the pecking order. Then she stumbles across Lake, a waitress that seems like a breath of fresh air. Cornelia struggles to find her place in the community while still remaining true to herself. Belong to Me is a story about how friendship and family can come from the most unlikely places.