We are joining Gabriella on her annual visit to her deceased mother's native country of Colombia, where the social classes are extremely seperate. Her Nini (grandmother) is very wealthy.
On this visit, Gabriella finds a diary written by her mother for her specifically. She finds things out that make her question her mother's and her own self worth.
Gabriella then proceeds to date a man who is the antithesis of everything that her mother's family is about. She falls in love with him and almost parallels the actions of her mother.
In my eyes, Gabriella was a little selfish and I thought that the ending could have been different. As well-written as the book was, I didn't really feel compelled to like Gabriella. She was just not that strong of a character.