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PARADISE LOST
If she can find the time, Sandy Saavedra will stop to breathe. New management has turned work upside down and her father's upcoming marriage-something he forgot to mention to Sandy-means there's no peace at home, either. But it's okay. No matter what's thrown her way, Sandy can deal. Because Sandy has a secret, and his name is Tío Jaime.

A short drive out of Austin delivers Sandy into the wide-open spaces of the Hill Country, to the front porch of grandfatherly hermit Tío Jaime. There, in the company of pepper plants, a shaggy dog, and fresh squeezed lemonade, the old man imparts down-to-earth advice. Overbearing boss? Work smarter; she'll leave you alone. Disrespectful boyfriend? Pack your bags; a real woman tolerates only a real man. His simple perspective reminds Sandy she can make her own choices-something she's been forgetting lately.

Feeling inspired, Sandy posts their chats online. But as she introduces the world to her personal Eden, her own life heads straight to hell . . .

About the Author


Gwendolyn Zepeda lives in Houston, Texas. Her blog GwenWorld.com and her first book To The Last Man I Slept With and All the Jerks Like Him have been mentioned in the NY Post and Seattle Post. Zepeda is a member of Nuestra Palabra, which hosts Houston's Latino Book and Family Fesitval, the largest book festival in Texas.

GCP will publish her first novel, Houston, We Have A Problema in January 2009.

Praise For…


"Fresh and smart"—Booklist

"Zepeda (Houston, We Have a Problema) gives readers a funny and smart heroine that readers will easily pull for."—Publishers Weekly

"Zepeda is a master wordsmith."—Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club

"Zepeda... presents a debut about the everyday struggle to find one's way but adds unusual and alluring touches, namely the vibrant Houston setting and the novel's emphasis on Tex-Mex culture, art, and folklore."—Booklist

"Jessica's evolution from self-uncertainty to self-empowerment is amusingly charted, and Zepeda's take on the popular fascination with good luck charms, horoscopes, psychics and unreliable predictions is laced with rueful zeal."—Publishers Weekly on Houston We Have A Problema

"Reading Gwen's book was like going to a family BBQ-full of drama, juicy gossip, and lots of laughs."—Mary Castillo, 2006 on Houston We Have A Problema
Product Details
ISBN: 9780446539609
ISBN-10: 0446539600
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: January 25th, 2010
Pages: 352
Language: English