MUNTINLUPA CITY, Philippines (PRWEB) October 02, 2014
A young Philippine girl named Elizabeth Agustin lives a privileged life as the favorite daughter of a highly respected politician of Manila. But her desire to pursue art as a career disappoints her father; he would rather she become a lawyer and succeed him as mayor of their city.
In light of her father’s disapproval, Elizabeth rebels and runs away from home, nearly destroying her life in the process. Midway through her journey, she buries her rebellious past and moves to the U.S. to study and work until life brings her full-circle, back to the Philippines just before her father’s death. When she meets the charming CEO Rolando Mendoza, the two instantly fall in love. A tale of complicated romance, secrets and self-realization ensues, throwing this pair of star-crossed lovers into a head-versus-heart dilemma.
“Very little is known about the Philippines, although there are millions of Filipinos around the world,” Aguilar says. “This book will give insight on the culture, traditions and true character of the Filipinos.”
“The Secret Box”
By Elizabeth Aguilar
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781496985415
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781496989116
E-Book | 258 pages | ISBN 9781496989123
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Elizabeth Aguilar was born in a small town in the Philippines. Gathering clams in the clear water of the nearby lake at sunrise made her develop a love for art and writing. She composed poems, wrote short stories and painted in watercolor when she was a child. Later in life, she pursued a career in accounting and business but her love of writing never left her. She met her mentor, who encouraged her to write a novel, during a writing workshop in 2000. “The Secret Box” is the result of these efforts and is her first published book.
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