Familia Familia


A Riveting and Unforgettable Novel of Sisterhood

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Publisher Description

"A masterfully woven tale of mystery, reconciliation, and familial love." –Abby Jimenez, New York Times Bestselling Author
Readers of Olga Dies Dreaming and fans of Julia Alvarez will be captivated by this spellbinding story told from multiple perspectives and spanning a generation, as a baffling genealogy test connects two young women across cultures and class and sets in motion the events that might unravel a decades-old crime at last.

"With every turn of the page, readers are drawn to exploring the complexities that bind every person to their roots, celebrating the tenacious pursuit of identity." –LA Times

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What if your most basic beliefs about your life were suddenly revealed to be a lie?

As the fact checker for a popular magazine, Gabby DiMarco believes in absolute, verifiable Truths—until they throw the facts of her own life into question. The genealogy test she took as research for an article has yielded a baffling result: Gabby has a sister—one who’s been desperately trying to find her. Except, as Gabby’s beloved parents would confirm if they were still alive, that’s impossible.

Isabella Ruiz can still picture the face of her baby sister, who disappeared from the streets of San Juan twenty-five years ago. Isabella, an artist, has fought hard for the stable home and loving marriage she has today—yet the longing to find Marianna has never left. At last, she’s found a match, and Gabby has agreed to come to Puerto Rico.

But Gabby, as defensive and cautious as Isabella is impulsive, offers no happy reunion. She insists there’s been a mistake. And Isabella realizes that even if this woman is her sister, she may not want to be.
With nothing—or perhaps so much—in common, Gabby and Isabella set out to find the truth, though it means risking everything they’ve known for an uncertain future—and a past that harbors yet more surprises . . .

"A compulsive story with engaging characters that hooked me from the start. This is a must read!" –Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post & Bestselling Author

"Lauren Rico’s FAMILIA has it all. By page 30, I would have walked on coals to finish reading this story." –Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

"An absolute delight. I couldn't stop turning the pages." –KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Chicken Sisters (A Reese's Book Club Pick)

“A moving story about the bonds of sisterhood and unraveling the mysteries of your past. A wonderful debut!” –Annette Chavez Macias, bestselling author of Big Chicas Don’t Cry

Fiction & Literature
December 26
Kensington Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

h7jennifee ,

Overall, it’s good

I really enjoyed this book! I found the ending very shocking but glad it ended the way it did.

I wish everyone had just told Isabella the truth from the beginning. It would have saved her from this unnecessary heartbreak that thankfully helped her and Gabby understand each other. At times, Isabella was getting irritating to me. Her constant snarky comments/remarks towards Gabby was very unnecessary. I know she was struggling for many years with guilt but why would you act this way once you have Gabby in front of her. It’s not her fault that everyone around her lied to her. Gabby was the youngest yet acted more mature than Isabella. Other than that, I think this is great read for those that like suspense! Definitely recommend 😌

Mindyrella ,

Great Read, kept me hooked

Great book. Kept me hooked from the first day.

Llg58 ,

Was this written by a teenager?

Started out promising. The writing was so immature and simplistic. I scanned through the 2nd half.

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