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Cecilia Velástegui

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Cecilia Velástegui was born high up in the Andes mountains in Quito, Ecuador, where she spent her childhood. Although she now lives at sea level in Monarch Beach, California, she still has two friendly alpacas, Tupac and Khipus. Cecilia was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in over 50 countries. Her favorite country is always the most recent country she visited.

She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages. She was a marriage and family therapist, but now she is a devoted writer. Cecilia is on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.

Serendipity strikes again––and I’m in bibliophile’s paradise once more. Just when I was starting to lose my spark for the long writing road in front of me, just when I thought about giving up on finishing my next novel, Blessings from the Edge, a chance stop last week at a historic bookstore in Montevideo, Uruguay, […]


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Parisian Promises by Cecilia Velástegui
"I bought this book because, like the author, I lived in France in the 1970’s. From the very beginning of this novel, I thought the author described Paris at that time realistically, yet with a dark tone of events to come. I couldn’t put this novel..." Read more of this review »
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"I try to read as many novels set in Paris since I love this city. I was enthralled by this novel because you can tell the author lived in France, speaks French, and understand the different levels of Parisian society. I loved the outrageous, yet p..." Read more of this review »
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"Velastegui's novel follows the lives of four American women who are living and studying in Paris in 1973. They arrive in Paris with totally starry-eyed ideas about the fun they are going to have and the French men they are going to date. They soon..." Read more of this review »
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"The author deftly combines history, the human psyche, and the foolishness of falling in love at first sight. It takes place in Paris and in the beautiful castles of the Loire Valley. The author conveyed the attitudes of those times, the gullibilit..." Read more of this review »
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