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The Sandoval Sisters' Secret of Old Blood

​​​​​Erotica  in Old Santa Fe


 Latinas of yore Obeyed their husbands?  Check.

Fathers and brothers? Check.

Priests? 

Mothers-in-law?

The list just grows.

The Sandoval sisters did exactly what they wanted while living on a rough frontier at the juncture of three cultures.​

​Sandra Ramos O’Briant grew up in Santa Fe and spent summers in Texas. Her short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  Links to a few stories available online are on the

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*****First place at the 15th annual ILBA, 2013: Best Historical Fiction and Best First Book.*****

Pilar:

“Are you worried about Texas becoming a state?”

“It’s sure to happen and Texas wants New Mexico. Will the Americans keep Texas from our doorstep, or will the Texans encourage the Americans to conquer us?” He was quiet, and then he said, “Either way, they will come and they will hammer at your door to marry you—”

I put two fingers over his lips. A flash of light cut through the darkening room, followed by a grumble of thunder. “I want you inside me during the storm,” I said. Geraldo ran his hand under my skirt. I stopped its progress up my thigh. “Remember when we spoke of me dressing as a man—”

“A boy!”

“I have a few things, a pair of knickerbockers—”

Geraldo laughed. “Knickerbockers! You want me to undress you in order to dress you as a boyish dandy? You learned more than I had imagined at the Maison Carondelet.”

“Perhaps I could teach you a few things,” I said, and stood. Geraldo followed me to our bedroom, ever the eager student.

The Sandoval Sisters' Secret of Old Blood


​​​AN OUTSTANDING FAMILY SAGA."  HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW AND HISTORY AND WOMEN


"My love of history, sensuality and the old west made it a perfect read." Amazon 


"Woven among the stories of love and life is eroticism, mystery, witchcraft, folktales, superstition, political intrigue, corruption, and violence. Told with a fluid style that grabs you from the first page and leaves you hungry for more at the end."  Dr. Michele Shaul. Dr. Shaul's complete review HERE 

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. . . Secret of old blood sizzles . . . fits into literary space created by Anaya's timeless Bless Me, Ultima." La Bloga       


“The Sandoval Sisters is a book that tells about women with tremendous personal power." Amazon


"A brilliantly told story of the Sandoval Sisters . . . The book is written with great skill and talent." #5 in the Top 10 Latino Books, 2012.  The Latino Author 

"This was one of the best books I've read this last year. It had everything from great characters, suspense, romance, and an intriguing plot." Amazon


​"This story of love, mysticism and betrayal tests the ultimate boundaries of sisterhood. I loved this brave, lushly written tale of life in old Santa Fe.” Jill Smolinski, author of Objects of My Affection and The Next Thing on My List


​"FULL OF DRAMA AND UNEXPECTED TURNS. CAPTIVATING TILL THE END. WHAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT THIS BOOK, BESIDES THE FEISTY FEMALE CHARACTERS AND MULTI-GENERATIONAL SAGA, IS THAT I REALIZED I'VE NEVER READ A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF THE WAR THAT BROUGHT NEW MEXICO INTO THE UNITED STATES.
 AMAZON

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