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What if the best night of your life was also your last?

On the eve of a much-anticipated proposal, Meg is happier than she could have ever imagined. The future she sees for herself on that magical night is bright, one that's full of love and laughter and dreams finally realized.

That is, until one random act of violence changes everything.

Consumed by fate and forces she can't comprehend, Meg finds herself at the center of a spectral conflict that transcends life and death.

Her very soul is up for grabs in this war and, what's worse, she's not the only one.

Now, she's fighting not just for the love she lost, but the daughter she would have called her own. She must fight the battle of her life, for the sake of her friends and family, and find out for herself if love can indeed be stronger than death.

Intertwined with true ghost stories, some heart-warming, some heart-breaking, this love note to San Antonio combines history, myth, and vivid description. This is the full story of Meg and Amelinda's quest-journey, what author Laura Metzger calls "a beautifully written story with compelling characters that reach between the universe of the living and the dead to embrace their mutual destiny" and author Elena E. Giorgi calls "a beautiful tale of love and redemption".


On the day I died, I was wearing a great outfit. This is important for you to know because it turns out that your default look for eternity as a ghost is what you're wearing when you die. I mean, seriously. Who knew? If I'd have known that, I wouldn't have risked any days in mediocre clothes. In that respect, I was lucky I was on a date when I was killed, but of course, if I hadn't been on a date, on that date, maybe things would have turned out differently.

©2015 Kim Wells (P)2015 Kim Wells

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  • 14-12-2015

Engrossing Magical Realism Read!

One of my favorite genres is Magical Realism. It’s difficult genre to write in, so I listened to this book hoping the author could pull it off. Well…she did!

Author Kim Wells has written an engaging story complete with likable characters. You’ll experience awe, fear, love, and wonder while listening. The writer added the right touches to draw me in.

It’s not a spoiler to tell you the main character Meg is murdered. It would be a spoiler to tell you why and how. She appears in the rest of this novel as a ghost. I thoroughly enjoyed this original, well-written book.

The narrator of this audio book adds to the enjoyment of the story. Her smooth voice and ability to adapt to the various characters makes this a pleasurable listen.

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  • 20-01-2016

AWESOME BOOK something for everyone

Where does Mariposa: A Love Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

5 STAR for romance books top of my list

What other book might you compare Mariposa: A Love Story to and why?

It is a book of its own I can not think of anything like it

Have you listened to any of Renata Friedman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no this is my first but I will defiantly look for more

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