A Library Journal Best Book of 2006!


"Love indeed walks in, and with it
a breath of fresh air."
-- Marie Claire


"The kind of book that makes you want to hunker down on a chilly day in a comfy chair and read straight through   'til dark. . . .   This [is a] poignant, heart-tugging story about a single woman and a little girl who develop a heart-tugging bond."
-- The Washington Post
Book World


"A touching, triumphant story of the power and variety and responsibility of love. A joy to read, filled with characters you wish you knew in real life. Love Walked In is every bit as engaging as the classic movies Marisa de los Santos lovingly invokes."
-- Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club


"Exquisite and stylish, Love Walked In proves that love in all of its forms--romantic, friendship, familial--is all around us."
-- Sarah Jessica Parker


"A bewitching, warm-hearted grown-up fairy tale about old movies, charming princes, and finding happily ever after in the place where
you'd least expect it."
-- Jennifer Weiner, author of Goodnight Nobody


"Marisa de los Santos's funny and beautifully written love story
is as luminous as the silver screen."
-- Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief


"Love Walked In is a brilliant novel--beautiful, hilarious, rich in detail
and cultural commentary. While an expose of our desires for old world romance, elegant leading men, and the perfect shoes, this novel is also
a bone-deep examination of inner lives, the bonds between women, and the prospects of borderline madness."
-- Julianna Baggott,
author of Girl Talk, The Miss America Family and The Madam


"An impossibly warm, acute, romantic spree, with room in its heart
for all of us. Marisa de los Santos offers us two fine young heroines, Cornelia and Clare, and she trains a rich, brimming, silver screen light
on their sorrows and elations. Since Love Walked In borrows so magically from the spirit of a certain Frank Capra film, I'll second the motion:
It's A Wonderful Novel."
-- David Schickler,
author of Sweet and Vicious and Kissing in Manhattan


"This is a book that will be passed from friend to friend with the words, 'You have to read this.'"
-- Richmond Times-Dispatch



Now a Bestseller!

Love Walked In has appeared on these bestseller lists:

The New York Times

Publishers Weekly

The Boston Globe

The Los Angeles Times

The Austin Statesman

USA Today

The Dallas Morning News



Southern Independent Booksellers Association

Midwest Independent Booksellers Association

Southern California Booksellers Association

Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association


Love Walked In is:

A Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" Selection

A Target Breakout Book

A Booksense Pick

A Borders Book Club Pick