by: Carl Lamarre
On November 9th, best selling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez plans to release her seventh novel entitled The Three Kings.
She spoke to Latina.com recently, and enlightened her fans with details about her newest romantic comedy which follows a successful interior designer named, Christy de la Cruz. The character Cruz finds herself trying to reengage herself into the dating scene after a messy divorce from her husband.
Rodriguez revealed to the site her reasoning behind the title, and said: “It’s a Christmas book and my lead character Christy is sort of a Latina Scrooge, I would say and she has important lessons to learn during the holiday season. My father grew up in Cuba and, of course, in Cuba the big kind of celebration for kids is the Three Kings Day instead of Christmas Day. I use The Three Kings because she dates three men in the book who are all cousins with the last name Reyes, which is kings; so it’s a double entendre.”
As for what her readers can expect from the book, Rodriguez candidly admits to the book being very “uplifting” and “positive”.
“It’s a fun book! I wanted it to be kind of a light-hearted and fun book with a positive and uplifting message. Hopefully, it’s funny too. It’s quick moving, romantic, [and] all that stuff,” said the Latina writer.