book review: Like Water for Chocolate.

Like Water For Chocolate // Laura Esquivel

I found this novel at the back of bookshelf. Trigger by the unusual title and cover, I bought it.

The novel tells about weird history of De La Garza’s’ girls. Tita, The youngest daughter of a well-born rancher, has always known her destiny: to remain single and care for her aging mother. When she falls in love to Pedro, her mother quickly scotches the liaison and dictates that Tita’s sister Rosaura must marry the luckless suitor, Pedro, in her place. Pedro takes this engagement as a chance to be closer to Tita.

After the next 22 years live above passion, after several tragedies and bad lucks, Tita and Pedro got together in very short moment. In a poignant conclusion, Tita manages to break the bonds of tradition, if not for herself, then for future generations.

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