Book Review: Flirting In Spanish {Giveaway}

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Flirting In Spanish: What Mexico taught me about love, living and forgiveness is the memoir of Susan McKinney de Ortega, a woman born and raised in Philadelphia who goes to Mexico in her 30′s to find herself – but what she doesn’t expect to find is that she and one of her 19 year old English students, Carlos, are falling in love.

At first she goes back and forth between resisting and surrendering to her feelings, questioning the stigma of the teacher-student relationship, the age difference, and where in the world she was going with her life. Even once she accepts that they love each other and moves into Carlos’s already crowded, impoverished home, she must deal with cultural and linguistic barriers, machismo, and of course, learning how to establish boundaries with in-laws amongst other difficult hardships.

Susan shared part of her stirring personal account previously here on SpanglishBaby in two parts (Part 1 and Part 2) – but this is definitely a story that deserves to be told at novel length – and it’s one you will completely lose yourself in.

For “gringas” married to Latin men, (like myself) – McKinney de Ortega’s words will resonate with you on a very profound level – stirring up a lot of thoughts, emotions and memories from your own courtship. For anyone who loves love, romance and Mexico, this book will not disappoint. And for all of us who have ever been lost and needed to find ourselves – you will relate to her difficult, but ultimately joyous and inspiring journey.


This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Melissa !

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Disclosure: We received a sample to review the product. All opinions are our own.

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