Which one will win Christy's heart? The competition between the three men whi The Three Kings is a cute, romantic Christmas story with a chick lit feel. I'm still in the mood for fiction by Latina authors and Valdes-Rodriguez is one of my all time favorites and I've read all her adult novels. I'm glad she had the breakthrough of love and understanding. I don't like the way the attitude of what makes you Latina or proud of your heritage was treated. Valdes-Rodriguez is basically saying- The ways of the Brown are good, And the ways of the White are bad and doesn't have to be that way. Then Maggie presents Christy with three great guys, just like the three wise men of the nativity story, making an effort, bearing gifts and displaying their wares, all for her: Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar.
You want to help, fix the house, don't give them money you know they'll be hitting the casino with. Her street-smart cousin Maggie creates a contest between the cousins that each must take Christy on three dates and then she will decide which of them is the winner. I found this all to be quite fascinating. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. We do not collect or store information about visitors of our site. It's about a young woman who has more than enough of the world but not nearly enough of love because she hasn't learned how to see love in others. It wasn't written for everybody, it was written for me and thousands of women like me.
This story will leave you guessing all the way to end until we get the answer to the burning question: who will win. Christy de la Cruz has it all: a great career as an interior designer for the stylish homes of New Mexico, marriage to a tall and handsome man, and a great family—especially her cousin Maggie. At the end of her romantic rope, she prays to the Virgin Mary to send her some single, eligible men to date because The Rules suggest you date more than one guy at a time. I ended up skimming through this book. What I didn't like was this: way too much white bashing. The author does a fine job at moving the story along at a fast pace, and Christy's inner monologues and one liners are always funny and smart.
But no, I kept reading, because I kept hoping that there would be something redeemable. If you're looking for a funny, romantic Christmas story, you should definitely check out The Three Kings. Her feisty cousin Maggie introduced her to handsome cousins Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Yeah, that would have made her a ton of money quick. Valdes-Rodriguez is known for making strong central female characters. This one wasn't as strong I didn't think, but it was a different novel than her Dirty Girls books.
I've read this all before and written much better. Christy de la Cruz has it all: a great career as an interior designer for the stylish homes of New Mexico, marriage to a tall and handsome man, and a great family—especially her cousin Maggie. Maggie, her cousin, stayed behind had 3 kids by 3 different men and is currently dating Cesar, a nice guy who works as a clerk in 7-11. I also didn't like the way she's throwing money all over the place at the end. Oneâs a pretty boy, oneâs a rugged cowboy, and oneâs an animal lover. But I didn't see it while reading the story until I finished it. Melchior is too wrapped up in his primates to appeal to her.
However, I thought the heroine's epiphany pun intended occurred way too quickly and unrealistically at the end. At any rate, the story was very funny and easy to read. Her cousin decides to change that by setting her up with three men, the boy who made fun of her when she was younger and his two cousins. The caballeros in question, named after the Three Kings, are Balthazar, who bullied the once chubby Christy in grade school, Caspar, a wealthy music agent, and Melchior, a nationally known authority on chimpanzee behavior. I felt like Christy's insecurity leaked poison throughout the novel.
But another school of thought is they are all really boiled done to a single plot thread: who am I? Why couldn't she wish that to Santa Claus? That great husband her first love turned out to leave her. But some of the opinions being shoved down my throat made me grit my teeth. Filled with hilarious quips and laugh-out-loud dialogue. . For that matter, why on earth didn't Maggie teach her daughter about birth control.
The whole book generated a sense o I was very excited about having the opportunity to read this book, mainly for the anticipated humor and the holiday setting, but my expectations fell flat. Christy de la Cruz had it all'successful career as an interior decorator in Albuquerque, marriage to a fun, handsome man, and a supportive family, especially her cousin Maggie Magdalena. Maggie, her cousin, sets her up on 3 dates with 3 cousins each in a sort of Bachelotte theme to land herself a boyfriend. Christy on the other hand, not so much. Christy is so not up for dating. I loved the passage where she stood up for Mexicans and Mexican Americans, it rang true and wasn't heavy handed. The three guys appear at a cousin's party.