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Jessica Alba Imagined as Ysabel Allard in The PRIYA CLUB Novels by Ashley Barron
Jessica Alba imagined as character Ysabel Allard in the Priya Club novels.

Ysabel Allard moved to Washington, D.C., as a child, when her father was appointed her home country’s Ambassador to the United States. Her love of languages evolved into a real talent for translation and interpretation, and has made her the most sought-after language expert in town.

Ysabel’s best friend within the Priya Club is Kenna Henley.

Language is to Ysabel, what musical notes are to Lyric. Raised speaking Spanish and English, Ysabel persuaded her parents to send her to a small, special “language immersion” school, located in downtown Washington, D.C., beginning in the seventh grade.

Ysabel is registered with the ACTFL as “Distinguished” in two languages languages, Spanish and English, and as “Superior” in French, Italian, and German. For the past several years, she has been privately learning Mandarin Chinese. She has yet to decide if she will incorporate this new skill into her business profile, or make it a resource available only to specific clients.

After more than two decades in the US, having come here as a second grader, Ysabel considers herself an American and she wants to make it official. Her family, prominent in the Diplomatic Corps of the South American nation of her birth, is completely against the idea.


The Backstory

The Thrills

Keep an eye on this space for hints about the thrills in Ysabel’s story.

Who is this Priya's true love?
Who is this Priya's true love?

Keep an eye on this space for hints about the love in Ysabel’s story.

Y'all Come In is a fictional restaurant in the Priya Club novels by Ashley Barron.

Helaina Karras owns “The Darlings,” a fleet of restaurants she designed that incorporates the particular lifestyles and favorite foods of the Priya Club members. Each woman eats and drinks for free at her namesake establishment.

What Readers Are Saying About AVA

AVA a Priya Club Novel by Ashley Barron

“I will say it again, I am amazed I didn’t figure out this mystery! Most the time I have a pretty good guess and I didn’t even have a guess with this book.”

“From the first chapter you are hooked. It is hard to put down. Great book. Can’t wait to read the next one.

“Ashley Barron has an uncanny ability for communicating the intricacies of human relationships. For that reason alone, I am looking forward to her next installment.”

“The plot develops nicely and never veers off course…and as it comes to its conclusion, you are left fulfilled, but craving more.

“I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more from the author, Ashley Barron. This book had humor, fun, suspense and much more.”

“Wasn’t expecting this to be such a good book, so I was thrilled to find it was. Look forward to reading the ones to follow it in the Priya series.”

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