“We are all slightly delusional under the California sun.”
Beautifully written and meticulously researched, GATHERING THE INDIGO MAIDENS is a must read for anyone who loves a good thriller. Velastegui does a excellent job of mixing fact and fiction, imaginary characters and historical figures, for an explosive combination of history, art, good and evil. Readers won’t want to put the book down.
SUMMARY: Paloma Zuibiondo is a rich art collector and philanthropist living in a gated community in a gilded cage in Laguna Beach. Her life is perfect, quiet and safe, until a frantic phone call from a mysterious girl claiming to be sex-slave shatters her sanctuary. The girl begs for help; her capturers promise to free her if Paloma will return the 17th century painting of the Immaculate Conception the girl claims is rightfully hers. And thus is the shallow Paloma rudely awaken to the harsh realities of stolen art treasures and human trafficking. Now – along with the aid of her best friend Jen – Paloma is racing the clock to protect her reputation, save her paintings and learn the identity of her mystery caller.
The princess steps out of her ivory tower and faces reality. If Paloma does own a stolen painting, then the truth can only be found by studying the details of the Madonna paintings in her collection. A la Dan Brown, Paloma and Jen study the symbols and the history of the iconic paintings. They find clues that lead them to three historical women, in three different centuries. Clues that lead to danger, but ultimately, clues that lead to the truth and to freedom.
LANGUAGES: The book is available in English and Spanish, CONVOCANDO A LAS DONCELLAS DEL INDIGO.
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