“Las Hermanas Sandoval” Women During Mexican-American War

By Victoria Cepeda

Recently I had the pleasure of learning about Sandra Ramos O’Brient‘s work as she became a fan of Pa’lante. “Las Hermanas Sandoval” or The Sandoval Sisters is about women during the Mexican-American War who are caught in the crosshairs of history.  Ramos O’Briant  successfully blends the components which mark Latin American novels: passion, love lost, adventure, romance, erotica and sacrifice.

Synopsis of  The Sandoval Sisters:

When Alma flees with her young lover to Texas to escape an arranged marriage with a much older man, she sets in motion a drama that will put the sisters and their legacy at risk. Pilar, a 14-year-old tomboy, is offered as a replacement bride, and what follows is a sensuous courtship and marriage clouded by the curses of her husband’s former lover, Consuelo. She will stop at nothing, even the use of black magic, in her effort to destroy the Sandoval family. The Mexican-American war begins and the Americans invade Santa Fe. The sisters survive the hostilities from two important fronts-New Mexico and Texas. Their money and ancient knowledge offer some protection, but their lives are changed forever.

If you live in the L.A. area, you can catch Sandra at one of the following reading sessions:

Autry on September 15, 2-4 p.m. as part of Latino Heritage month

Vromans on Sunday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.

Latino Book and Family Festival, October 13

Sandra Ramos O’Briant grew up in Santa Fe and spent summers in Texas.  Her short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  We welcome Sandra to our family and wish her continued success as she embarks on this publicity and promotional tour of her latest labor of love. We are honored to help her.

Pa’lante Latino showcases current events in the arts, entertainment, politics, and culture as it affects our community. Above all, we are ferocious advocates of the contributions that Hispanics/Latinos have made to the United States and feature articles based on historical facts to reaffirm our relevance. Please feel free to email us at info@palantelatino.com.


One Response to ““Las Hermanas Sandoval” Women During Mexican-American War”

  1. Las Hermanas Sandoval Women During Mexican-American War
    | Pa’lante Latino, appears to be a good name to give this post. Where exactly can I read through more about this?

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