Wednesday, December 2, 2015

TLC Book Tours: The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos

Title: The Precious One
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Format: Paperback
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: December 1, 2015
Source: TLC Book Tours

What's the Story?:

From "In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary — professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father.

Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter Willow only once. 

Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister — a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?"

My Two Cents:

"The Precious One" is the latest offering from Marisa de los Santos who writes books that really have stuck with me in the past. In this book, we meet Taisy, who is drawn to her mysterious father who abandoned her, her mom, and twin brother for a woman. His new family includes Caro, who is struggling with her own demons, and teenaged daughter Willow. Wilson invites Taisy back into his life when he has a health scare. The catch is that she must stay with him. This story centers on relationships. There is the relationship between father and daughters, friends, first loves,and sisters. Each relationship is fraught with intricacies that are explored throughout the book. I really enjoyed this one!

I love books that deeply explore relationships like this one. The relationship that I was most interested in was the one between Taisy and Willow. The book is told from the perspectives of both Taisy and Willow. They have very different voices and perspectives on both of their lives being upended. It was so interesting to see their relationship evolve throughout the book. They go from being jealous of each other and their place in their father's eyes to developing a real, loving relationship. I loved both of their characters but really, really loved Willow's character. I have a special place in my heart for precocious characters and she is certainly one! 

As with the previous books of the authors that I have read, this book had great characters! She has a great knack for writing characters that feel real and ones that you want to follow. These characters in this particular book will stick with me for a long time!

Follow the Rest of the Tour:

Tuesday, December 1st: The Book Chick
Wednesday, December 2nd: A Bookish Affair
Thursday, December 3rd: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Friday, December 4th: Booksie’s Blog
Monday, December 7th: I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, December 7th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Tuesday, December 8th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, December 10th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, December 14th: BoundyWords
Tuesday, December 15th: Books and Bindings
Wednesday, December 16th: Novel Escapes
Thursday, December 17th: Imaginary Reads
Thursday, December 17th: Joyfully Retired


  1. I really enjoyed this one when I read it, too!

  2. This author really does have a way with characters - she makes them feel so very real.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  3. This one definitely caught my eye among all the new December releases. I love books that so intimately explore relationships, even if they aren't crazy and far-fetched. Thanks for a lovely and thoughtful review!


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