Carolyn Kingson was born in New Orleans and received a Ph.D. from Tulane in 1969. She spent thirty-seven years in a small village in northern New Mexico and now lives in Mexico with her husband, dividing time between San Pancho on the Pacific coast in the winter and San Sebastian in the mountains in the summer.
Juliet is drowning in riches. Her billionaire husband dies and leaves her doubting herself; her lover betrays her and leaves her doubting everyone else. She isn't the first to try running away to Mexico. Trying to stay afloat, she moves to San José Xoloitzcuintle with its expat community and chance at new love. It offers a safe harbor she may be too damaged to reach.
In The Lives of La Escondida, Andorra Sandoval explores her New Mexico family's connection to the sixteenth-century Spanish Conquest - with its strange saga of the hidden Jews - while a fascinating artist and his needy teenage daughter pull her toward a fuller life. It is a love story both sexy and tender, with vivid history, lively characters, peril and adventure.