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The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is the powerful, heartfelt journey of four generations of women as they come to understand and redefine their roles as mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters. Whether they're moving you to laughter or tears, you'll come to love these unforgettable women as if they're part of your own family.
Gabriela Ermosa and her mother Luna have always had a strained relationship. Luna-once considered the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem-is cold and distant, and so instead Gabriela forges a deep attachment to her grandmother Rosa. But when tragedy strikes, Gabriela senses there's a lot she doesn't know about her mother or her family.
When Rosa reveals her belief that a curse has followed the Ermosa women for decades-they marry men who are already in love with other women-Gabriela yearns to know more. As she pieces together the stories of previous generations and discovers secrets like Rosa's forced marriage, Luna and Rosa's bitter relationship, and Luna's affair with a man she met during the war, Gabriela must fathom a family history far more complex than she'd ever imagined. Will she ever be able to open her heart to both her mother and herself?
Spanning decades, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem paints a gripping portrait of a family and a young nation as they struggle to find their way even as others try to carve it out for them.