(Traces of Bliss) What would you risk to relive the bliss? In the affluent Los Feliz enclave of Los Angeles, five wealthy seniors recall vivid memories of ancestors after Claire, a young massage therapist, uses her grandmother's specially blended Amazonian aromatherapy oil. The seniors' live-in caregivers, each with a rich history, are inevitably caught up in the drama as the past collides with the present. Traces of Bliss has recently received First Place in Popular Fiction by the International Latino Book Awards.
Gathering the Indigo Maidens is an epic tale of interwoven narratives that connects art theft and sex trafficking to the palpable triumphs and pathos of three historical indigo maidens: artist Isabel Santiago from 1699 Ecuador, printing heiress Maria de Rivera Calderon y Benavides from 1754 Mexico City, and social activist sentenced to San Quentin prison, Modesta Avila, from 1889 San Juan Capistrano. Gathering the Indigo Maidens, Cecilia's debut novel, was a finalist in four categories at the International Latino Book Awards.
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