Apparently this book is part of a series and I have not read any of the others. Oops! I shall review the book by itself, but if you follow the series or if you decide to read the series starting at the first book might be better. This novel focuses on the lives of Lila and Elena as adults. The women choose different paths and both of them are distanced from their families and their pasts in one way or another . I liked seeing their friendship evolve as they grew into women with families and careers and also seeing glimpses of their past here and there.