All Ana Ruiz wanted was to have a traditional quinceañera for her daughter, Carmen. She wanted a nice way to mark this milestone year in her daughter's life. But Carmen was not interested in celebrating. Hurt and bitter over her father Esteban's departure, she blamed Ana for destroying their happy family, as did everyone else. A good man is hard to find, especially at your age Ana was told. Why not forgive his one indiscretion? Despite everything, Ana didn't want to tarnish Carmen's childlike devotion to her beloved father. But Ana knows that growing up sometimes means facing hard truths. In the end, Ana discovers that if she's going to teach Carmen anything about what it means to be a woman, it will take more than simply a fancy party to do it...

"Belinda Acosta's Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz delivers all its title promises and more: it's a book about damas of all ages, from teenage girls to the struggling mothers of those teenage girls; it's packed with drama so you don't want to stop reading; it's a novel that deeply and honestly tells the story of Ana Ruiz, her own coming of age as a woman and as a mother. Belinda Acosta is up to all of the challenges of such a rich panorama of characters and events. She's sassy, she's smart, she makes it look easy! But it takes a lot of hard work and a pile of talent to write such an engaging, touching book. A wonderful quinceañera of a novel!"
--- Julia Alvarez, author of Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA and Return to Sender

"Lively and perceptive... Acosta empathically captures the innermost feelings of her characters."
--- Booklist

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Miriam -

We would love to have her on When is the blog tour. Would she like to have a guest post with us? What date?

The tour would be on August 11th and yes, she can write you a guest post. Can you email me some suggested topics? Thanks!
this sounds so interesting. i'll send an email now!
Hi Miriam, count me in for this one. I have to head out for a bit but I'm interested in a guest post, etc. I'll email you when I get home. Thanks.
Dar from Peeking Between the Pages
Sounds like a great read- count me in please!
Foreign Circus Library
Hi Miriam,

I would be interested in reviewing and hosting her for the guest post.

I'll send you an email!

I will email you, Miriam for this one FOR SURE!
Sounds very interesting, I've emailed you!

Falling Off The Shelf
I'd love to have her guest post over at Beth's Book Review Blog!

E-mailing you now.

Beth's Book Review Blog
Hi Miriam,

Would love this one as well! Also would love to do a guest post and/or q & a as well. Thanks!


Review From Here
Thanks, Tracee. There are a lot of guest post requests. Can you send me 3 questions for a Q&A? Thanks!
Miriam, I'd like to participate in the tour. Thanks.
Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities


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