It’s hard to believe that this is a work of non-fiction, as it is the most engaging piece of family history I have ever read. It is about the merging of two Mexican families through marriage. Parts of it are so fantastic and unbelievable, but I wanted to believe every word. (But of course I’m also a sucker for love stories). It also makes me want to seek out my Mexican roots to see if these legends are true in my family. There is drama, despair, war, hate, and abounding happiness. If I could’ve sat down and read it straight through I would have.