On the night of April 30. 1797, when British troops were besieging San Juan, Puerto Rico, the townswomen formed a Rogativa, or Prayer Procession, to march through the streets with their Bishop praying for the deliverance of the City. Outside the walls, the invaders mistook the torchlit movement for the arrival of Spanish reinforcements; when morning came, they were gone from the island.

"I liked the tale's combination of history and romance, and made it to commemorate the City of San Juan's 450th anniversary."

(Lindsay Daen)