María Amparo Escandón
1) L.A. weather
"FORECAST: Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of an affluent Mexican-American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza's Box of Saints. L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He's harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life...
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
After the widowed Esperanza loses her daughter to a rare virus, she searches her faith for an explanation. When St. Jude appears to her and tells her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza becomes convinced her daughter was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave. Becoming a prostitute, she sets out to find her daughter in Tijuana. She eventually finds her way to Los Angeles where she unexpectedly finds true love.