• "'Esquivel's special gift is making ordinary lives appear extraordinary.. Ten years since LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, but (Esquivel) has lost none of her touch.'"

    The Birmingham Evening Mail
  • "'Esquivel tells a story with earthy, observant sensuality ... it vividly evokes universal emotions in an exotic world.'"

    Jessica Mann, Sunday Telegraph
  • "'A beautiful story, rich with love, that closely examines language, communication and misunderstanding.'"

  • "'Haunting and hypnotic love story.'"

    Harpers & Queen