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Critical Praise


Nikki Arana
Revell Books
ISBN: 0800730496

Critical Praise
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When a couple faces a life-shattering situation, can love, commitment, and faith keep their family together?

After Angelica Amante defied her wealthy parents' wishes and married an illiterate Mexican stable hand, Antonio Perez, she thought their love had overcome the biggest hurdle they would ever face. But just as Angelica throws herself into her work as a defense attorney, she discovers she is pregnant --- and her world is turned upside down.

As her husband struggles to save his fledgling landscape business, Angelica must juggle the challenges of a demanding boss and an unexpected pregnancy. Then their doctor becomes concerned about the health of their unborn child, and her relationship with her parents becomes troubled. Soon both Angelica and Antonio are confronted with decisions that shake them to their core. Will their faith in God and their love for each other sustain them --- even when it seems their dreams are slipping away?

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Critical Praise

"IN THE SHADE OF THE JACARANDA is a thrilling continuation into Angelica and Antonio's story.  The characters seem real--possibly because the fictional story mirrors parts of the author's own life. Emotionally stirring, the reader cannot help but read the story in one sitting."
—Tracy Farnsworth,

"IN THE SHADE OF THE JACARANDA is inspirational the way it should be told. Nikki Arana provides a fascinating character-driven tale of multifaceted faith in oneself, loved ones, and God that enables light to shine when everything seems darkest at a time that should be filled with euphoria."
—Harriet Klausner, Klausner's Bookshelf

"The author has a beautiful way with spiritual matters. Arana wrings the heart and exalts the soul with a new installment of her Regalo Grande series. Angelica's struggles hit home."
Romantic Times

"Arana tells a simple story of love and faith that captures the reader's imagination and heart"
Library Journal

"I love Nikki Arana's books because they are discussing real issues at a depth usually lacking in the typical romance novel. The author's ability to weave spiritual truths into her story in this depth is seldom reached by other authors. This book is difficult to put down once you have started reading it."
—Diana Pederson,

"My grandma read it in one daughter read it the next. They both loved it! Wow, it's rare that a book touches the heart of both a 13-year-old and a 76-year-old."
—Tricia Goyer, award-winning author, NIGHT SONG

Copyright 2017 by Nikki Arana. Reprinted with permission by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

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