The Sisters of Alameda Street A Novel By Lorena Hughes
When Malena Sevilla's tidy, carefully planned world collapses following her father’s mysterious suicide, she finds a letter--signed with an “A”--that reveals that her mother, who she thought dead, is very much alive in San Isidro, a quaint town tucked in the Andes Mountains. Intent on meeting her, Malena arrives at Alameda Street and meets four sisters who couldn’t be more different from one another, but who share one thing in common: all of their names begin with an A.
To avoid a scandal, Malena assumes another woman’s identity and enters their home to discover the truth. Could her mother be Amanda, the iconoclastic widow who opens the first tango nightclub in a conservative town? Ana, the ideal housewife with a less-than-ideal past? Abigail, the sickly sister in love with a forbidden man? Or Alejandra, the artistic introvert scarred by her cousin’s murder? But living a lie will bring Malena additional problems, such as falling for the wrong man and loving a family she may lose when they learn of her deceit. Worse, her arrival threatens to expose long-buried secrets and a truth that may wreck her life forever.
Set in 1960s Ecuador, The Sisters of Alameda Street is a sweeping story of how one woman’s search for the truth of her identity forces a family to confront their own past.
TitleThe Sisters of Alameda Street
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorBy Lorena Hughes
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published4 July 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Lorena Hughes was born and raised in Ecuador until moving to the United States at eighteen. Her first unpublished novel, The Black Letter, took first place in the 2011 Southwest Writers International Writing Contest (historical fiction category), and an honorable mention at the 2012 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. She lives in New Mexico.

"A fascinating look into the world of 1960s Ecuador, as a young woman struggles to find herself amid the clash between the old and the new—and within the family that might or might not be hers." —Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Daughter and The Forgotten Room

"Intergenerational mysteries, hidden histories, and the richly overlapping stories of four sisters intertwine to offer a fascinating glimpse into one family living in small town 1960s Ecuador. The Sisters of Alameda Street is an absorbing, fast read that will appeal to those who enjoy their historical fiction with a splash of romance, a dash of intrigue, and plenty of intimate family secrets." —Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of Letters from Paris and The Paris Key

"Told in alternating points of view between the sisters and Malena, this delightfully addicting read is equal parts mystery, romance, and drama. Hughes weaves a dynamic story of passion and betrayal, and the power that the past can wield." —Booklist

"Gripping and suspenseful, The Sisters of Alameda Street is the fascinating story of a young woman's quest to find her mother among a family she never knew she had. Hughes's cast of characters and their mysterious pasts twist and turn as mistaken identities, long-kept secrets, and long-lost loves are revealed to create a delightfully intriguing read." —Natalia Sylvester, author of Chasing the Sun

"Lorena Hughes draws on an exotic and beautiful setting in South America to tell a story both piquantly new and ageless." —Rosslyn Elliott, award-winning author of the Saddler's Legacy series

"A family saga like no other—a story that's hard to put down." —Paula Paul, bestselling author of For Dead Men Only and Medium Dead

"Lorena Hughes has created a deeply sympathetic heroine and a complex story of family loves and lies, passions and flaws, which grab your heart and won't let go until the very last page." —Sandra K. Toro, author of By Fire Possessed

"This book is great fun. Scenes involving clandestine late-night excursions, visits to a seedy motel, and Malena's unexpected tango performances demonstrate the author's skills in writing comedy—such a rare treat in historical fiction. The many threads are carefully untangled, and the strength of family wins the day. Heartily recommended to saga readers." —Historical Novel Society

"[A] joy to read, with delectably evil villains and gratifyingly strong female characters. When those women face marital, societal, and career limitations, they end up overcoming them with ingenuity." —Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo
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