Love of My Lives


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$16.95  $15.76
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Yamile (pronounced sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is an Argentinian-American Pura Belpré gold medal-winning author of picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient, she's a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts and Voices of Our Nations (VONA). Her young adult novel, Furia, was a Reese Witherspoon X Hello Sunshine YA Pick and she's a founding member of Las Musas, a collective of women and nonbinary Latinx creators. Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina--to a family with roots from all over the world--she now lives in Utah with her Puerto Rican husband, five multicultural kids, two bilingual dogs, and one majestic cat. Visit her online at


Praise for Yamile Saied Méndez

"Yamile Saied Méndez writes straight from the heart. Love of My Lives is a heartwarming and honest exploration about the people and places that make us who we are. Don't miss this book!" --Zoraida Córdova, author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina on Love of My Lives

"A lush, vibrant and enchanting story. Escape into the magic of a love destined to be... You won't regret it." --Jayci Lee, author of Booked on a Feeling on Love of My Lives

"[A] ridiculously charming rom-com." --Cosmopolitan on Twice a Quinceañera

"A love letter to people starting from scratch and an ode to those searching to find their one true love...An enchanting novel overflowing with self-love and second chances." --Kirkus Reviews on Twice a Quinceañera

"A fun and whimsical story." --Hip Latina on Twice a Quinceañera

"Fun-filled contemporary romance." --Buzzfeed on Twice a Quinceañera

"A heartwarming romance centered on personal growth...It's a fun, empowering romp." --Publishers Weekly on Twice a Quinceañera

"This second-chance romance is a warm, romantic story made all the more compelling by the focus on Nadia and Marcos learning what they truly want for their lives. The details about what a second quinceañera is all about add to the vivid romance." --Booklist on Twice a Quinceañera

"A whimsical rom-com." --Arizona Daily Star on Twice a Quinceañera