Luciana, a poor young woman working as a maid in the venerable Velarde home, falls in love with the son of the household, young seminary student Juan de la Cruz. The night before Juan is to return to the seminary, he and Luciana give in to their feelings; shortly after he leaves, she discovers she's pregnant and is forced to tell Juan's cruel mother, Ana Joaquina, that Juan is the father. She is mercilessly fired, ejected from the house. and left homeless and penniless on the streets. On a cold, rainy night, Luciana gives birth to a baby girl. Terrified and alone, Luciana makes the painful decision to leave her baby on the doorstep of a mansion in hopes that someone else could give her daughter a better life. 20 years later Luciana has become Luciana Duval, a renowned, respected businesswoman in the fashion world. Presiding over her own fashion empire, she seems to have it all: success; wealth; fame; a handsome, loving husband in famous television actor Andrés Duval; a caring if ...Written by
This is undoubtedly the best Mexican novela I have ever seen. The acting is superb and the writing is equally as good. As for the director, she is very aggressive and often uses techniques and angles usually not found in telenovelas. It is simply - a great viewing experience.
As I write this, the story unfolds towards the climactic finish at a heart-pounding pace. It is in its final weeks but it is still worth a look-see for those interested in what American soaps wish they were.
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