|Cuando llega el amor|
|Written by||Marcía del Río|
|Story by||René Muñoz|
|Opening theme||"Cuando llega el amor" by Lucero|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||100|
|Executive producer||Carla Estrada|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||December 25, 1989 –|
May 11, 1990
|Related shows||Bajo las riendas del amor|
Cuando llega el amor (English title: When love arrives) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 1989.
Lucero and Omar Fierro starred as protagonists, while Nailea Norvind starred as main antagonist.
Isabel Contreras (Lucero) is a privileged youngster. She is beautiful, wealthy, her parents love her, she is engaged to the handsome Rodrigo (Guillermo García) and they are going to marry once she finishes school. Alonso (Francisco Bernal), her horsemanship teacher, proposes her to represent the country in an international contest.
Isabel has an enemy in her own home, her cousin Alejandra (Nailea Norvind), who hates Isabel. Alejandra wants to harm Isabel, and she does, when she seduces Rodrigo and Isabel finds them. Isabel knows that her father would kill Alejandra if he realizes about this incident, so Isabel remains silent.
Isabel breaks her engagement without giving explanations and she finds comfort in the preparations of the next tournament. Before the contest starts, Alejandra cut the reins of the horse of Isabel provoking her tumble. Isabel injures her back and she must use crutches.
Lonely and depressed, Isabel entertains herself watching through the window to the opposite apartment. Luis Felipe (Omar Fierro), a photographer, who lives in that apartment falls in love with Isabel. Alejandra meddles once again and tries to separate them.
|1991||9th TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||Carla Estrada||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actress||Nailea Norvind|
|Best Antagonist Actor||Miguel Pizarro|
|Best Leading Actress||Susana Alexander|
|Best Leading Actor||Eric del Castillo|
|Best Co-lead Actress||María Rojo|
|Best Young Lead Actress||Lucero||Won|
|Best Young Lead Actor||Omar Fierro|
|Best Male Revelation||Rodrigo Vidal||Nominated|
|Best Direction||Miguel Córcega||Won|